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Oh The (Female) Horror! Viscera Film Festival Launches in LA

Thompson on Hollywood By Maggie Lange | Thompson on Hollywood July 13, 2011 at 7:47AM

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.
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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.


This article is related to: Festivals, Genres, Video, Women in Film, Production , Horror , Shorts, VFX


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.