In case you were unaware, February is “Women in Horror Month”, and in honor of the occasion Twisted Twins Productions (aka Jen and Sylvia Soska) have provided us with a Public Service Announcement for their massive blood drive event in support of this first (hopefully) annual celebration.
From their press release:
As we all know, women are an important part of film in all genres, and the horror film industry is no exception. Yes, women do get a lot of recognition for the good they do and the legacies they leave behind, but Women In Horror have yet to be recognized in a manner such as this. And we’re not just talking about the busty B-movie bombshells that get covered in blood and gore while fighting passionately against the forces of darkness. The true legends…
What would Alien films have been without the talented Ms. Ripley? Who could scare the living crap out of grown men as easily as the possessed Regan in The Exorcist? Or what about the brilliant female director Mary Harron, who put herself on the front lines to take on an enraged group of feminists and bring us American Psycho?
And where does the blood come in? Well, you can’t think “horror” without thinking of blood and guts, and since we’re quite attached to our vital organs, we Twisted Twins got to thinking about how we can give back in a way that honors Women in Horror and has a massive impact on the world. The answer seemed simple. Blood. After all, it’s in you to give.
So, this February, we’re inviting you to come along with us to bleed for Women in Horror. It’s an incredibly good cause and something that many of us find off-putting and terrifying. Time to face our fears and help out those who need us. Time to be fearless like the badass bitches we’ve come to love and idolize.
So, who can give? Odds are, YOU! Every TWO SECONDS someone needs blood. If you are unsure if you can donate, ask us! Here are a few FAQs…
You CANNOT donate if…
*You have recently traveled outside of the US and Canada; some countries are okay, but you must check in advance.
*You have been to the dentist 2 to 3 days prior to donating.
*You have gotten a tattoo or piercing within the last 6 months.
*You have received an injection or FLU SHOT 2 days prior.
*You MUST feel completely well.
*You must be between 17 and 61 years of age.
*If you drink, you CAN donate.
*If you smoke marijuana, you CAN donate.
*If you are gay, you CAN donate.
For other questions, please don’t hesitate to ask! We, ourselves, will be donating as well, of course! If you wish to come with us, let us know! We will be revealing our date of donation as we get closer to the date.
To book your appointment, call 1-888-2-DONATE (366283). Please book in advance by at least a couple of weeks.
And record your donation! We want PHOTOS, MESSAGES, and VIDEOS of you giving blood! PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED TO THOSE WHO CAN PROVE THAT THEY BLED FOR WOMEN IN HORROR!!
For more info and to become a part of this effort, join the event’s Facebook page.
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