Wow – what a festival! With 157 submissions from filmmakers all over the world, Out For Blood 2020 has been our longest and biggest yet. We had four nights of spooks and scares, with a total of 21 films screened, a panel discussion, an academic video essay on queer horror, and a Halloween quiz. We … Continue reading Out For Blood 2020 wrap-up!
HALLOWEEN NIGHTMARES Mr. Wesley Dykes, a queer Nigerian-British Drag King, is ready to take you on an ominously unsettling journey full of tricks and treats in celebration of queer horror. From monsters in the closet, the undead rising, and a sketchy small town, there’s plenty of tales here to keep you up at night. Don’t … Continue reading Film Guide: Halloween Nightmares 31.10.2020
LITTLE SCREEN OF HORRORS! Want to support Out For Blood but terrified of horror movies? We present to you: slight scares for the horror-averse! Join us for an evening of tiny screams on your small screen – some campy, silly, comedy fun tinged with a dark hint of supernatural strangeness. A cursed necklace that wants … Continue reading Film Guide: Little Screen of Horrors 30.10.2020
FRIGHTFUL FAMILIES All families have their secrets… and these households give a new meaning to ‘blood is thicker than water’! Sam and Elecia, the couple behind Out For Blood Film Festival, welcome you into their home for a chilling feast full of undead spirits and revenge.Frightful Families also includes an online pre-show guest talk ‘Pride … Continue reading Film Guide: Frightful Families 29.10.2020
FINAL QUEER: WOMEN AND NON-BINARY FOLKS IN HORROR Tune into our first night with guest host Bucky – a queer non-binary goblin with a love for 80s slasher movies – for six hair-raising shorts created by women and non-binary filmmakers. We’re bringing you teen wolves, conjured spirits, and creatures from the depths… plus a few … Continue reading Film Guide – Final Queer: women and non-binary folks in horror 28.10.2020
Over the past month our team of volunteers have been working hard and scaring themselves silly to judge the incredible 157 film submissions for Out For Blood 2020! We’re so pleased with the incredible turnout of submissions – 157 film submissions from across 33 countries and every continent in the world (except for Antarctica!). We … Continue reading We Have Selected Our Films & Going Online!
Happy Pride month from all of us at Out For Blood! As always, we’ve been eating up spooky goodness to share with you! Keep reading to see our horror book recommendations for this month. A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay Content warning: mental illness, self-harm, bodily fluids, sexual acts and intimation, violence Read … Continue reading June 2020 Horror Reading Wrap up
CW: police brutality, racism Happy LGBTQIA+ Pride Month from Out For Blood! All folk reading this – take some time to remember the Stonewall Uprising, which was led by transgender activists of colour like Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera 51 years ago. This very first Pride was an act of resistance against police brutality … Continue reading Pride Month: In solidarity with Black Lives Matter
This iconic artwork, ‘Glen or Glenda’ was featured in Out For Blood’s 2019 Zine. Glen or Glenda appears in ‘Seed of Chucky’, and we read them as a non-binary character whose inclusion in the movie allows for an exploration of gender identity. Although like a lot of media, queer representation in ‘Seed of Chucky’ is … Continue reading OFB Zine 2019: Glen or Glenda by Bucky Ringsell (they/them)
The Bottle Tree by Elecia (she/her) Content warning: domestic violence, homophobia I am certain the man that lives below us killed his girlfriend. I’m so sure. Esme heard that she went to stay with her parents, but I don’t believe it. Why? Well, last Tuesday after sundown, I curled as usual in my window chair … Continue reading OFB Zine 2019: The Bottle Tree by Elecia (she/her)
We’ve been re-watching some of our favourite horror films this week! We’ve put together a list of five spooky films with queer representation or themes for you to enjoy. With a lot of media, the queer representation isn’t always positive, so we’ve included a short synopsis of what to expect. Have we left any of … Continue reading 5 Favourites: Queer Horror films
This beautiful piece of art, ‘Graveyard – Queer Gothic Romance’ was featured in Out For Blood’s 2019 Zine. The image itself portrays many themes of queer horror including longing and a romance defined outside of heterosexual norms. We also love seeing different representations of ghosts! The artist, Hayley Wells (they/them), is a freelance illustrator whose … Continue reading OFB Zine 2019 submission: Graveyard – Queer Gothic Romance by Hayley Wells (they/them)
We’re accepting submissions to our Out For Blood Zine! If you are a queer identifying person, we’d love to see some of your creative work on the theme QUEER HORROR. The deadline for submission entries is 30th JUNE 2020. Your submission could be a piece of artwork, a poem, photography, short story or non-fiction. Please … Continue reading Call for zine submissions!
Some slight spoilers which might or might not be true…CW: homophobia, transphobia The Last of Us Part 2 is the long awaited sequel to the critically acclaimed beautifully crafted and stunningly emotional, post-apocalyptic horror zombie survival game, The Last of Us (2013). The Last of Us Part 2 is currently under attack by a barrage … Continue reading ‘The Queer Agenda’ and The Last of Us Part 2
Reality has been looking a little bit like a horror movie lately. Most of us are staying inside to stop the spread of Covid-19, and finding new ways to stay entertained. How about trying some escapism in the form of queer horror fiction? We’ve made a list for you of some of our favourite horror … Continue reading Queer Horror Books For Spooky Isolated Nights
A big socially-distanced hello to all of you horror fans! The folk behind Out For Blood are hoping this message finds you well amidst strange times (it’s almost like something out of a horror movie…) We’d like to reassure you all that Out For Blood 2020 is planned to go ahead in October. We’re busy … Continue reading COVID-19 Response
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