The Horror Honeys: #52FilmsByWomen with The Horror Honeys ~ Week 29!

#52FilmsByWomen with The Horror Honeys ~ Week 29!

This year, The Horror Honeys decided to take a pledge, rather than make a resolution there was zero chance of us keeping. Women in Film has launched the 52 Films by Women project, in which you take a pledge to watch just ONE film directed by a woman every week this year. Easy enough right? And since this is The Horror Honeys, we are going to guide you through the project, every week this year, with a featured horror film written or directed by a fierce female!

Take the pledge yourself here, and check out our next pick below!

When we say it's hard to find a picture of Allison Louise Downe,
we mean it's really hard to find a picture of her.
Actress and screenwriter Allison Louise Downe spent her short career writing and acting under a series of pseudonyms that, prior to IMDb, would have made it impossible to track her. It's not even that easy now. There are almost no pictures of her that are easily locatable (the one above is from her performance in her last film, 1968's Suburban Roulette), and her last credit is as an AD and effects artist on The Gore Gore Girls in 1972. Is it because she divorced her husband, Herschell Gordon Lewis in 1971 and left the industry? We may never know. But what we do know is that she wrote the script for Blood Feast (1963), one of the best gore films of all time. And while we may not know what she's doing now... we'll always have that.

Watch Blood Feast this week and tweet us
when you do, using the #52FilmsByWomen!

Blood Feast is available via Shudder, YouTube, & DVD