Electric Sheep podcast: Bloody Women – Female Horror Directors

Electric Sheep podcast: Bloody Women – Female Horror Directors

In the third Electric Sheep Podcast of 2011, to coincide with the Birds Eye View Film Festival’s focus on women in horror, Electric Sheep editor Virginie Sélavy leads a discussion with three women filmmakers working in this traditionally male-dominated genre. Her guests are: Melanie Light, director of Switch, Kate Shenton, director of Bon Appetit, and Jennifer Eiss, co-director of Short Lease. All three shorts screened as part of the Horror Shorts programme of B.E.V. on Saturday 12 March at the ICA.

Still from Switch by Melanie Light

Still from Switch by Melanie Light

More info: www.birds-eye-view.co.uk

Read Eleanor McKeown’s rarticle about new female horror directors.

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The latest issue of Electric Sheep Magazine looks at women in horror with articles on Ingrid Pitt, Amber Heard, Alien‘s Ripley and emerging UK female horror directors. Clouzot’s noir masterpiece Les diaboliques and intriguing Korean revenge tale Bedevilled are on cinema screens. Comedian Jessica Fostekew explores the horror genre and we have a Reel Sounds column on Delia Derbyshire’s score for The Legend of Hell House while writer Sarah Pinborough tells us why her horror alter ego would have to be Ripley.

To mark the Nic Roeg season at the BFI we have a feature on the Venice of Don’t Look Now. Also on cinema screens this month are Haruki Murakami adaptation Norwegian Wood and controversial Japanese corruption saga Confessions of a Dog – read the interview with director Gen Takahashi.

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