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!
|Director Jackie Kong|
In the 80s, there were few directors more adept at hilarious, gory horror comedies than Jackie Kong. Sleaze and shock cinema was still almost entirely consumed by a deeply connected underground community, and the majority of that community was made up of men. So imagine their surprise when they discovered that Jackie Kong, the master of 80s shlock, was a... WOMAN! Her first film, The Being, which she both wrote and directed, starred Martin Landau, and garnered her a fast cult following. But it was Blood Diner, her 1987 horror comedy (and spiritual successor to HGL's Blood Feast), that truly proved her horror mettle. Kong gave up film for real estate, but you can still see her around LA, and sometimes catch her at a con if you're lucky. In the meantime, let us live tweet Blood Diner, before we end up on the menu!
Watch Blood Diner this week and tweet us
when you do, using the #52FilmsByWomen!
Blood Diner is available via blu-ray... And that's it. But it's worth owning!