Disability & Horror: Identity & Community

Mar 13, 2023

2:30pm – 3:30pm CT

Recording: Disability & Horror: Identity & Community, Mar 13, 2023

The history of disability representation in horror has been full of questionable portrayals, but why do so many people with disabilities love horror movies? In this conversation, moderated by Rabia Sitabi, three award-winning horror filmmakers with disabilities will discuss how their disability identity has shaped their work in genre cinema as well as their craft. Additionally, they will discuss the relationship between the horror community and the disability community, and how gatekeeping of identities still prevents both of these spaces from becoming truly inclusive.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

photo of Kiah Amara
Kiah Amara

Indievisible Entertainment

photo of Ariel Baska
Ariel Baska

Ride the Omnibus, Inc

photo of Addison Heimann
Addison Heimann

Minutehand Pictures

photo of Pea Woodruff
Pea Woodruff

Hunting Wolves

Primary Access
Platinum Badge
Film & TV Badge
Secondary Access
Music Badge
Interactive Badge
Interpreted (ASL)
Closed Captioned