THE SCREAM QUEEN
13 MINUTES OF HORROR WAS CONCEIVED BY NYX HORROR COLLECTIVE TO SPOTLIGHT WOMAN-IDENTIFYING FILMMAKERS IN THE HORROR GENRE.
In an industry which claims to have made a lot of progress in terms of diversity, the horror space remains largely a boys' club, with white men receiving the bulk of writing and directing opportunities, especially for mainstream, big-budget horror projects. The assumption that women “just aren’t into horror” is still the norm, even if it isn’t (and never was) true.
13 Minutes challenges this assumption, offering women horror filmmakers from around the world exposure for their projects and accessibility to resources, free of charge. Together with creators and our partners, we’re looking to redefine the horror industry and women’s roles within it.
A SISTERHOOD OF HORROR CREATORS
Nyx Horror Collective is a community of diverse woman-identifying horror creators, inclusive of BIWOC, LGBTQ+ women, disabled women and nonbinary folx. Our mission is to celebrate and elevate original women-led horror content. Members are drawn from across the industry, transforming the genre through stories that explore race, gender, mental and chronic illness, body image and more. Like the goddess who serves as our namesake, we do not fear the darkness, but embrace it, recognizing that we cannot know the light without first knowing the dark ... Come explore the shadows with us.
Melody is an award-winning horror and sci-fi writer/director. An HBO Writing Fellow and a SHUDDER Labs Fellow, she has served as a staff writer on CW's Two Sentence Horror Stories and is currently Story Editor for NBCUniversal's SVU.
Kelly is an archaeologist turned screenwriter/producer via burlesque. Despite her penchant for sequins, she has a flair for the macabre, earning several accolades for her horror work. She is a practicing witch.
Mo is a horror and sci-fi screenwriter/producer. Her horror short Shallow won Best Script at the 2020 Creepy Tree Film Festival and her short story Henry is currently in production with A Bad Feeling Horror Podcast.