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Winner, Best Documentary Film, Austin After Dark Film Festival; Semi Finalist, Best Film Under 60 Minutes, Haunted House Fear Fest.

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

I was invited to do an in-depth conversation about this film with horror scholar Dr Kate Roberson and the legendary Hannah Neurotica at Ax Wound Film Festival in October 2021. You can watch the conversation here.

...Dine Well was published in English and Spanish in Tecmerin: Journal of Audiovisual Essays in December 2022, where you can find a detailed creator statement about my aims and ambitions for the project.

Screenings include: CRASH - Mostra Internacional de Cinema Fantástico, Brazil; Nightmares Film Festival, USA; SLASH TV, Slash FilmFestival, Austria; Africa International Horror Film Festival, Nigeria; Horrigins Film Festival, USA; BangkokThai International Film Festival, Thailand; Dead Northern Film Festival, UK; Austin After Dark Film Festival, USA; GALACTICAT: Mostra de Cinema Fantàstic i de Terror de Ponent, Spain; SpookScreen, Ireland; Ax Wound Film Festival, USA; Final Girls Berlin Film Festival, Germany; Haunted House Fear Fest, UK; Lit Scares International Horror Festival, UK; Chattanooga Film Festival, USADepartment of Cinema & Media Arts, York University, Canada; BAFTSS Annual Conference, University of Southampton, UK; Department of Music, Theatre & Film, Saint Joseph's University, USA, Wench Film Festival, India.

Reviews include "incredibly well-researched and laced with witty humour" Ghouls Mag; "Three Ways to Dine Well is the kind of horror documentary we need more of" B&S About Movies.

Soundtrack available to download on bandcamp


Written, Directed & Narrated by Alison Peirse

Edited by Chris Peirse

Original Soundtrack by _HEAVYLEG

Re-Recording Mixing by John Moore

Artwork by Sophie Mo

Graphic Design by The Archipelago

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