There's nothing scary about a celebration of women in film, the theme for the Idaho Horror Film Festival.
"Horror is an interesting genre, because women are usually strong protagonists," said IHFF Director Molly Deckart. "It's really the only genre where women have played the survivor roles."
Adrienne King, who spent plenty of time trying to survive machete-wielding Jason in 1980s films Friday the 13th and Friday the 13th Part 2, will be honored during the fest with the inaugural IHFF Trailblazer Award for her advocacy of women in film. King will participate in a Q&A following a screening of the original Friday the 13th at The Egyptian Theater, appropriately on Friday, Oct. 13. King will also participate in a Women in Film panel discussion at the Amsterdam Lounge on Saturday, Oct. 14.
There is plenty of horror on the menu during the three day film fest, but Deckart said IHFF is really about growing Idaho's film industry.
"The one thing we found is that emerging filmmakers almost always make a horror film," she said. "Each year the number of films submitted from Idaho grows, and there's no fee for entry for Idaho filmmakers. We really like supporting our community and our own creators here."