Once upon a time 3 female filmmakers were lamenting the current state of the male-dominated horror genre over cosmopolitans at the annual Genghis Con convention when inspiration, propelled by a good vodka buzz, struck…
“Hey, why don’t we make a feminist horror film?” they mused.
The three in question were Paula Haifley (www.heyflea.com), Jane Rose (www.jane-rose.com) and Devi Snively (www.deviantpictures.com) who all had films screening at the annual Pretty-Scary Women in Horror Film Festival run by Heidi Martinuzzi (www.pretty-scary.net) and Amy Lynn Best (www.happycloudspictures.net)
Nursing a hangover on the ride home from Pittsburgh, Devi whipped up a script. A few months later, she returned to the Steel City to shoot the 5-minute short with fellow horror filmmakers Jane and Amy and the special FX by Midian Crosby (http://www.monstersfrommidian.com).
For the record, it’s not like we hate Eli Roth or anything. We hear he’s actually a nice guy. But it seems like he could develop his scripts a bit more and “chickvision” – a totally asenine feature on the Cabin Fever DVD, has really got to go.
The bigger statement we want to make is simply that the horror genre kicks ass when its producers do a good job with it. We’ll forgive low budgets and cheesy effects (hell, we embrace them), but don’t skimp on story and subtext.
We’re far too broke, to submit this one to the fests, but I Spit on Eli Roth did premiere at the Dragon*Con Film Festival (link to D*C) opening up for a thoughtful panel discussion on torture porn. Now we want to give it a life and spread its message of horror love right here online We hope you enjoy!