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Short documentary

21 mins

Digital, Colour / B&W



This essay film explores horror's relationship to eating, in over seventy horror films made by women, from the 1920s - 2020s.



I had three aims for this film. First, I wanted the audience to discover that women worked in major creative roles on horror classics including The Shining, The Evil Dead and Rosemary’s Baby. Second, I wanted to illuminate little known horror films helmed by women, such as Nettie Peña's Home Sweet Home, Tracey Moffatt's Bedevil and Jackie Kong's Blood Diner. Third, I wanted to showcase the work of the women filmmakers who are now - finally - being written about in horror scholarship: Daria Nicolodi, Mary Lambert, Karen Arthur, Stephanie Rothman (and many more). To achieve this, I've created an essay film composed of film extracts from narrative and experimental shorts and features, and grant-supported, no/lo budget and commercial film. And the remit is global: this film contains women-made horror cinema from South Korea, Australia, USA, UK, Poland, France, New Zealand, Japan, Canada, Sweden, Taiwan, Laos, India, Italy, Iran, Finland and Czechoslovakia. Sit back, enjoy, and prepare to stack up a TON of new viewing recs.



Official Selection, Nightmares Film Festival, USA

Official Selection, SLASH TV, Slash FilmFestival, Austria

Official Selection, Horrigins Film Festival, USA

Official Selection, Dead Northern Film Festival, UK

Official Selection, Austin After Dark Film Festival, USA

Official Selection, GALACTICAT: Mostra de Cinema Fantàstic i de Terror de Ponent, Spain

Official Selection, SpookScreen, Ireland

Official Selection, Ax Wound Film Festival, USA

Official Selection, Final Girls Berlin Film Festival, Germany 

Official Selection, Haunted House Fear Fest, UK

Official Selection, Lit Scares International Horror Festival, UK

Official Selection, Chattanooga Film Festival, USA

Special Mention, Asia South–East Film Festival, Cambodia

Semi Finalist, Renegade Film Festival, USA

Screening, Department of Cinema & Media Arts, York University, Canada

Screening, BAFTSS Annual Conference, University of Southampton, UK

Screening, Department of Music, Theatre & Film, Saint Joseph's University, USA


Best Documentary Film, Austin After Dark Film Festival Spring 2022

Semi Finalist, Best Film Under 60 Minutes, Haunted House Fear Fest 2022

"incredibly well-researched and laced with witty humour" Ghouls Mag, February 2022

"Three Ways to Dine Well is the kind of horror documentary we need more of" B&S About Movies, June 2023


Written, Directed & Narrated by Alison Peirse

Edited by Chris Peirse

Original Music by _HEAVYLEG

Re-Recording Mixing by John Moore

Poster by Sophie Mo

Graphic Design by The Archipelago


You can download a press kit, including still images, here.