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, femmes, 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 a 2021 Sundance Episodic Lab Fellow and winner of the Adobe Women at Sundance Fellowship. She is currently writing the feature adaptation of fantasy novel Beasts of Prey and creating an original genre TV series, both for Netflix. She is a co-producer on Power Book IV: Force for Starz. While in the 2019 HBO Writing Program, she staffed on Two Sentence Horror Stories, then joined Law & Order: SVU.
Kelly is an archaeologist turned screenwriter/producer via burlesque, who has earned several accolades for her horror work. She recently completed her first film, Storage, a supernatural horror short that was backed by Couper Samuelson, President of Feature Films at Blumhouse (Get Out, The Black Phone, M3GAN). Kelly is currently developing the pilot initiative for her co-op style production company, Dark Coven.
Lisa Kröger holds a PhD in Gothic Literature and is the author of Monster, She Wrote and the forthcoming Toil and Trouble: A Women’s History of the Occult. She is also co-host of the Know Fear and Monster, She Wrote podcasts, and a winner of the Bram Stoker Award and the Locus Award. Her fiction and nonfiction work may be seen in Lost Highways: Dark Fictions From the Road, EcoGothic, and Horror Literature through History.
Mo Moshaty is a screenwriter, author, producer, and the creator and host of the Between the Bannisters Podcast. Her literary work can be found in A Quaint and Curious Volume of Gothic Tales, published by Brigid's Gate Press, and in 206 Word Stories: A Horror Anthology by Bag O' Bones Press. Her forthcoming two-volume short story collection, Clairviolence, will be released in 2024 via Spooky House Press.