Women in Horror Month: An Introduction
Women in Horror Month (WiHM) is an international, grassroots initiative, which encourages supporters to learn about and showcase the underrepresented work of women in the horror industries. Whether they are on the screen, behind the scenes, or contributing in their other various artistic ways, it is clear that women love, appreciate, and contribute to the horror genre.
The (in)formal initiative ran from 2010 to 2021, a total of 12 wonderfully horrific years where the works of women working in the horror genre were celebrated throughout the month of February. In 2021, the formal WiHM organization was retired, but the community of horror as a whole has kept the initiative alive in many ways. No longer is WiHM celebrated only during February, it’s evolved to fit into the needs of the communities still actively participating and showcasing the talent of women in horror.
This year we’ve decided to take the month of March to highlight the contributions made by the members of the Ontario chapter of the Horror Writers Association. Take a look at our schedule: