Feminist Fright Fest

Throughout October, Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity provides a platform for horror creatives who are women, femmes, and people of marginalized gender identities; explores the horror genre through an intersectional feminist lens; and offers Halloween-themed community events with a feminist bent. 

Upcoming Events

Share Your Work

Through Feminist Fright Fest, we provide horror creatives at KU and in the Lawrence-KC horror community with opportunities to share and discuss their work in a public forum. We are especially interested in showcasing student work and are open to explorations of the genre through a variety of media, including but not limited to film. If you are interested in sharing your work through a Feminist Fright Fest event, please email us at emilytaylorcenter@ku.edu to discuss potential collaborations.

Follow Us on Instagram

Please follow @feministfrightfest to keep up-to-date with our schedule of programming and film screenings.

Tricks & Treats

A Feminist Fright Fest 2023 collaborative mixtape in celebration of Halloween, featuring songs performed by women and femme musicians and chosen by members of the Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity’s Femme Frequencies community.

Season of the Witch

A collaborative Femme Frequencies mixtape made to complement Feminist Fright Fest 2022. Season of the Witch is comprised of songs about magic and witchcraft that feature women and femme musicians.

Horror & Gender Collaborative Zine Project

The fourth annual Feminist Fright Fest's collaborative zine project and event program compiled in 2021.

Quarantine Edition: 2020 Video Series

Watch a playlist of our Feminist Fright Fest 2020 videos, including a live podcast episode, horror short, video essays, and director interviews.

News Coverage

Read The Pitch's coverage of our third annual festival ― "KU Feminist Fright Fest goes online for 2020 event" by KU alum Jo Sabus '20.

For more on our 2019 festival, see Nick Spacek's article in The Pitch ― "Feminist Fright Fest looks at horror from another perspective."