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. (Image description - book cover of A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay. The title font is in green, and … Continue reading June 2020 Horror Reading Wrap up
Marsha P. Johnson (left) and Sylvia Rivera (right). June 24th 1973. Credit: Leonard Fink. From the LGBT Community Center National History Archive. 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 … Continue reading Pride Month: In solidarity with Black Lives Matter
(Image description: 'Glen or Glenda' by Bucky Ringsell is an illustration of Glen or Glenda's head, shoulders and chest. They have large blue eyes, a blood stain around their mouth, and wear a gold necklace. Glen or Glenda is wrapped in the yellow, white and purple non-binary flag.) This iconic artwork, 'Glen or Glenda' was … Continue reading OFB Zine 2019: Glen or Glenda by Bucky Ringsell (they/them)
Image description: An open notepad reads 'The Bottle Tree' in handwriting. On the left is a bottle with pink and red flowers. On the right is the OFB 2019 Zine. 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 … Continue reading OFB Zine 2019: The Bottle Tree by Elecia (she/her)