THREE WAYS TO DINE WELL (2021)
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.
FESTIVALS & SCREENINGS
SLASH TV, Schauspielhaus Wien, programmed by Slash FilmFestival, Austria (one of MovieMakers 25 Bloody Best Genre Film Festivals in the World 2020)
Written, Directed & Narrated by Alison Peirse
Edited by Chris Peirse
Original Music by _HEAVYLEG
Re-Recording Mixing by John Moore
Poster by Sophie Mo
Press Kit Design by The Archipelago
You can download a press kit, including still images, here.