Feminist Fright Fest

Throughout October, Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity hosts our annual Feminist Fright Fest featuring horror film screenings and community events. Created in 2018, it has since become a major staple of our fall programming.

With Feminist Fright Fest, we aim to provide a platform for creators who are women, femmes, and people of marginalized gender identities, to explore the horror genre through an intersectional feminist lens, and to offer Halloween-themed community events with a feminist bent.  

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

Show Your Work

We provide an opportunity for local filmmakers and film and media students at KU to show and discuss their work in a public forum. If you are a local filmmaker or KU student who is interested in showing your work at a Feminist Fright Fest screening, please email us at emilytaylorcenter@ku.edu.

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."

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

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