Thompson on Hollywood

The Viscera Film Festival, featuring horror shorts made by femme directors, launches this weekend in Los Angeles. Running the gamut from hard-to-watch gross-out gore to slowly suspenseful, this festival proves that “women can be just as twisted, emotionally grinding, terror-inducing and splatter spewing as men," states the Viscera Fest.

Viscera Fest opens at 5:00 PM on Sunday, July 17, 2011 at LA's Silent Movie Theatre; more details and a teaser-trailer of UK filmmaker Jennifer Eiss’s Short Lease are below:

Advance tickets are $15, door price is $20. The full Viscera schedule, including list of attending directors and guests, is here.