What's shaking? We're keeping the Women In Horror Month long celebration rocking with a NEW PSA every day!
It's Women in Horror Month and that brings with it not only numerous celebrations of equality, but our MASSIVE Blood Drive! Yes, you can't think horror without thinking blood so we took upon ourselves to make the world aware of the very dire need for donors. Now in it's 9th year, we decided to kick things up a notch by featuring 29 filmmaking teams from around the world and release a new Blood Services PSA for 30 days!
DISCLAIMER: This IS Horror, boys and grrls, so SOME of these do have VERY naughty content. Blood. Gore. EXTREME gore. Disturbing situations. Nudity. Sexual situations. Violence. Language. If you are SENSITIVE to this kind of content, be a mature human being and just don't watch. No need to spoil the fun for us fellow weirdos. We're not hurting anyone. It just REALLY looks like we are ;) On with the SHOW!!!
"The Red Death"
by Mary Rangel
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Mary Rangel is a young filmmaker from Southern California whose passion for the Horror genre spans throughout her work in the Haunt and Film industries. Alongside her team of amazing friends and boyfriend who share the same passion for the genre and to bring scary stories to life, she has written and directed a total of five short Horror films, including the latest, The Red Death, for WIHM Blood Drive PSA’s 2018. She is involved in many Horror/Sci-Fi projects in many roles including Hellevator Seasons 1 & 2, John Carpenter’s Utopian Façade Music Video, Into The Black short film, Mystic Cosmic Patrol, amongst many others.
The Red Death is a short horror film inspired by The Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allan Poe. This is Mary’s favorite Poe tale and The Red Death is one of her favorite symbols in the genre. With that, it seems a perfect match to UNLEASH a tale of The Red Death imbued with witchcraft, cults, an Elizabeth Bathory inspired villain named Theda played by Sara Raftery and Rachael Tucker, terror, Love for the Horror genre and with the message to encourage people to donate blood. It is truly a wonderfully Sanguine Nightmare. The main team of production for the project consists of Mary Rangel (Writer/Director), Timothy Dennison (Producer), Natalie Molina (Script Supervisor/1st AD), Jenn Langley (Key Makeup/SPFX Artist), and Christopher Blake Hannan (Melodies of the Macabre Composer).
With an amazing cast including but not limited to Olivia Grace Morales as the lead/protagonist Pamela and Daisy Hydar as The Red Death, together they conquer the evil that is Theda. Hope you enjoy the story this team created together with the passion for the genre, have a wonderfully spooky time. Thank you and be sure to donate blood this month and save lives.
“There’s a certain magic that binds us Horror Fans together. Women in
Horror Month is not only the time to appreciate the Scream Queens, Monster
Makers, Haunters, and Filmmakers who contribute so much to our favorite
Films, TV shows, Haunts, and much more within our favorite Genre. They
do it with Passion, Skill, and Love for Horror and for the Things that Go
Bump in the Night. Also, during Women In Horror Month, is the time we
band together to bring light in our dark world the way we know best... by
creating art within the Horror genre.
That is why my team and I am proud, excited and beyond grateful to be
apart of The Twisted Twins Women in Horror Month Blood Drive PSAs as
a Director for 2018. Blood is NECESSARY for us to live. Hospitals are
always in need for blood, ESPECIALLY, during time of crisis. I was taught
growing up, that donating blood is an important to help others in need and
save lives. With that, I have always loved the Saw Franchise’s campaign for
blood donations in the past; Horror is such a perfect platform to encourage
people to donate. There are SO MANY creative ways to do so. The Soskas
have their amazing annual Blood Drive PSAs, bringing the Horror
Community together, inspiring people to save lives by donating blood.
Every year, they are always wonderfully sanguine and spooky.
This year we join the Soskas for the WIHM Blood Drive PSAs by creating
The Red Death, which is inspired by “The Masque of the Red Death” by
Edgar Allan Poe, the film by Roger Corman, and Lon Chaney’s portrayal of
Erik as The Red Death in “Phantom of the Opera.” We give the tale a
sanguine and wicked twist by bringing The Red Death plague to our time
period and the story revolves around how people react and the choices they
make with the pressure of death looming all around them. With the theme of,
“Be a Hero,” for this year’s PSAs, even though there is ‘darkness and decay’
surrounding the characters... one can still rise above the evil that is festering
out of desperation. I am beyond happy for you to watch our interpretation of
the story and having The Red Death to be apart of the message to encourage
Horror fans and viewers to donate blood. To have the amazing opportunity
to create this PSA with friends who share the love and passion for the genre
made the experience even better. It would not exist without the hard work
and talent of the amazing people of the cast and crew. Be sure to Donate
Blood TODAY, because Sara Raftery as Theda informs us in the PSA,
‘blood will save us all.’ Thank you for reading and watching. And have a
wonderfully spooky day.”
Look for a NEW WiHM Massive Blood Drive PSA every day with the last one appearing on February 28th.
For more on Women In Horror Month check out the official site at: http://www.womeninhorrormonth.com/