It's been evident from the start that the horror genre has never been an exclusive boys' club. For one, the female audience for horror films is just as large and just as passionate as the male audience, and the contribution from women behind-the-scenes and especially in front of the camera (notice there are no Scream Kings -- only Queens) is invaluable to the evergreen strength of the genre.

Texas Bloodbath Film Fest allied itself with Pretty-Scary, a blog devoted entirely to women in horror, to celebrate independent filmmakers with the first annual Pretty Scary Bloodbath Film Fest. Festival organizer Andrew Rose and Pretty-Scary founder Heidi Martinuzzi, along with sponsor Damnation Books, scheduled the all-day event in Addison, Texas with a strong showing of low-budget, international horror features and shorts, all from the imaginations of up-and-coming female directors.

The Retelling made its US debut, with writer-director Emily Hagins on hand for a post-film Q & A, as part of a program that included the Canadian shocker Dead Hooker In a Trunk and Australian spookfest Family Demons. Find out more about the films after the jump.
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