EVENTS

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Occasionally, Alison leaves her shed. These are a few of the reasons she has recently been outside:

To wax lyrical on the joys of Jackie Kong and Blood Diner for the Good Mourning Nancy podcast

To talk women's film history with Gemma Hurley (Screenwriter, Host), Sampira (Producer, Black Sands: History of Black Horror Exhibition) and host Tanya Vital on Vital Culture's twitch livestream

To bang on endlessly about the oiled up sax man in The Lost Boys for a 1980s vampires edition of The Final Girls podcast

To say the unsayable about rubbish consensual sex in contemporary film and telly for the Independent 

To give a horror screenwriting workshop at The Final Girls Berlin Film Festival, Germany

To never pause for breath while demonstrating her total love of Pet Sematary for the Film Buds podcast

To be a member of the finalist jury panel for Etheria Film Night in Los Angeles, the world's most respected competition showcase of new sci-fi, fantasy, action, thriller and horror films directed by women​

 

To show off her extensive knowledge of Cat People and Island of Lost Souls to The Final Girls.

 

To appear on BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour, in order to convince Jenni Murray of the merits of feminist horror film (and to inadvertently rubbish The Archers)

 

To give advice to newbie horror filmmakers for the Making It: Women in Film podcast

 

To give a public lecture on women horror filmmakers at the Kurja Polt Film Festival, Slovenia

 

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Carrie, with Catherine Bray, Michael Blyth, and The Final Girls, at the ICA, London

 

To introduce a Prevenge screening, and lead a post-film discussion for the Revealing Women film season at the Star and Shadow Cinema, Newcastle

 

To give a public lecture on Predator (one of her all time favourite films) at the Offscreen Film Festival, Brussels

 

To programme 'Female Terror', a women horror filmmaker strand of the Slash Film Festival, Vienna

 

To share her adoration of Rita, Sue and Bob Too with Home Cinema, Manchester

 

To answer the perennial question, 'why horror?' with The Conversation

To defend being a woman fan of horror on the live television show Osmi Dan, on the RTV4 network, Slovenia (they completely restyled her hair and make up and said 'see! how pretty you look now. You can do this everyday')

 

To interview Debbie Moon, creator of Wolfblood, at the Showroom Workstation, Sheffield

 

To pitch the merits of Dog Soldiers to I Spit on Your Podcast

 

To be a jury member for the Méliès d'argent competition at the Leeds International Film Festival

 

To be interviewed for 100 Years of Terror, on women's horror cinema