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Film collective The Final Girls celebrates women in horror with We Are The Weirdos U.K. screening tour

A still from Kate Dolan’s Catcalls
A still from Kate Dolan’s Catcalls
Photo: Kate Dolan

The all-female film collective known as The Final Girls has announced the return of its We Are The Weirdos tour, showcasing nine horror short films in select cinemas throughout the U.K. starting on Saturday, February 16.

The mission of The Final Girls is to shine a spotlight on up-and-coming female voices within the horror genre, making events such as these excellent avenues for filmmakers to get their films seen and supported on a wide scale. According to a press release, The Final Girls co-director Olivia Howe says, “building upon the success of our 2017 pilot, this year’s [program] not only celebrates the breadth and diversity of genre cinema, but champions what we believe are nine of the most exciting voices emerging in genre filmmaking. From animation to slashers to dark comedy, these films represent what horror cinema is capable of.”

We Are The Weirdos 2019 will start on Saturday, February 16th in Hyde Park, Leeds. And although the last tour date is set for February 28th in Nottingham, The Final Girls promise new dates will be added soon!

The full list of shorts that will be featured on the tour, as well as the list of confirmed screenings, are detailed below:

CATCALLS (Dir. Kate Dolan)UK

A man cruises around late at night looking for something. He pulls in to ask two young girls for directions - only to flash them to get a cheap thrill. Unfortunately, he has picked the wrong girls. They are also out hunting tonight and they will stop at nothing to get their kill.

Hair Wolf (Dir. Mariama Diallo)USA

The staff of a black hair salon fend off a strange new monster: white women intent on sucking the lifeblood from black culture.

Puppet Master (Dir. Hanna Bergholm)Finland

A lonely woman allows a man to transform her into a puppet.

Inseyed (Dir. Jessica Hudak)USA

A girl hears mysterious noises and investigates, but the source isn’t an easy answer.

The Lady from 406 (Dir. Lee Kyoung)South Korea

The woman in the upper floor is getting crazy because of the cigarette smoke coming up from the under floor. She finally visits the house below, but the man there says something unexpected.

#EATPRETTY (Dir. Rebecca Culversome)UK

Anna is a successful product photographer, striving for a life filled with perfect moments, inspired by a constant stream of social media feeds, sponsored blogs and fairytales playing on her computer.

Blood Runs Down (Dir. Zandashé Brown)USA

When a woman undergoes a frightening transition, her vigilant five year old daughter must decide between saving her or protecting herself in this haunting tale of inheritance, daughterhood, and demons.

Cerulia (Dir. Sofia Carillo)Mexico

Cerulia returns to her childhood home to find that it is haunted by her memories.

Goodnight (Dir. Diane Michelle)USA


Confirmed screenings and events include:

16th February - Hyde Park PH, Leeds
19th February - Cube, Bristol
20th February - Prince Charles Cinema, London
23rd February - BFI Southbank, London
24th February - Rio Cinema, London
27th February - Film Theatre, Glasgow - screening at Glasgow Film Fest
27th February - Tyneside, Newcastle
28th February - Genesis, London
28th February - Plaza Stockport, Manchester - Grimmfest monthly screenings
28th February - Broadway, Nottingham

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