The Stars Are Right: Guests Announced for 2017 Women in Horror Film Festival

Women in Horror Film Festival

The Women in Horror Film Festival has announced its guest list for 2017, and it looks to include a great group of filmmakers. Guests include genre favorites such as Lynn Lowry (Cat People (1982)), ,  Sonya Thompson (The Walking Dead  (2010)), and Greg Nicotero (The Walking Dead). Additionally, the festival will include several panels featuring additional guests. A panel on A Nightmare on Elm Street  (1984) will feature series alums, Heather Langenkamp and Amanda Wyss. Those looking for advice on marketing and distributing one’s films should plan on attending the panel on that topic run by the Soska Sisters, Jen  and Sylvia (American Mary  (2012)).

Meet the Twisted Twins, Jen and Sylvia Soska
The Soska Sisters

The Women in Horror Film Festival is proud to support and showcase female filmmakers and screenwriters from around the world. When asked what prompted the launch of the festival, Vanessa said, “I think this is an opportunity to celebrate women in film and the integral role that we play both on and off the screen.” Samantha added, “As a huge fan of genre films, and as someone who really enjoys working with diverse creative teams, I’m excited to launch this festival to celebrate and honor the tremendous work being produced by talented women creatives and their colleagues.”

Meet Heather Langenkamp
Heather Langenkamp

The Women in Horror Film Festival is offering opportunities for small business owners & artists to display and sell their work by reserving vendor space at the fest. More information can be found on the festival website at

The festival will be coming to the beautiful Crowne Plaza Hotel & Conference Center in Peachtree City, GA September 21-24, 2017. Tickets are available at

Meet Lynn Lowry
Lynn Lowry

The Women in Horror Film Festival will be hosting a VIP party Thursday September 21, 2017 for all film and screenplay finalists where they can mingle and meet each other. Press will be there to put the spotlight on the finalists and celebrity guests will be there to meet and greet the attendees. A limited amount of exclusive passes will be sold for this event so be sure to keep an eye out and join us on the red carpet!

For more information on the fest and how to get involved, please visit us online at or on Facebook & Twitter @WIHFF.

Meet Film Producer Marianne Maddalena
Marianne Maddalena

Editor’s note: Due to scheduling conflicts  TawnyKitaen (Witchboard  (1986)), Camille Keaton (I Spit on Your Grave (1978)), Barbara Magnolfi (Suspiria  (1977)), contrary to the previous posting, will no longer be able to attend WIHFF.

Paul Cardullo
Paul Cardullo is a North Carolina indy filmmaker and horror fan. His tastes range from art-house horror to low-budget schlock to indie gems to Slovenia killer hillbilly flicks. When not watching films, he helps make them. From actor to boom operator to doughnut wrangler, he makes himself useful wherever he can. Paul believes it is sometimes necessary to suffer for one’s art. He has endured being covered in [censored], having [censored] thrown at him, and spending over a year with muttonchops and a 70’s-style mustache. When not being abused for the sake of his craft, Paul works on computers and watches as many obscure (and not so obscure) movies as he can fit in.