February is Women in Horror Month and among the many other events taking place to celebrate, Jen and Sylvia Soska aka the Twisted Twins are spearheading their ninth annual Women in Horror Month Massive Blood Drive. The global blood drive is supported by filmmakers the world over who make horror PSAs about the importance of blood donation.
Starting February 1st through March 1st, the Twisted Twins will drop a new video encouraging people to get out and donate blood. That’s 30 PSAs in 30 days, and really who knows the importance of blood more than horror filmmakers?
OK, maybe doctors, but they’re not nearly as entertaining! Hell, the doctors aren’t even as entertaining as the disclaimer that the Soska twins tacked onto their project.
“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.”
The Massive Blood Drive’s 2018 theme is “Be A Hero”, and Vanessa Ionta Wright, co-founder of the Women in Horror Film Festival and independent filmmaker, had the privilege of kicking off this year’s event. You can check out Vanessa’s video below.
“I was really honored to be invited to create a PSA for the WiHM Massive Blood Drive,” Wright says. “This is a brilliant idea to blend the world of horror filmmaking with such a good cause.”
The Soska sisters, Wright, and all of the other filmmakers involved in the creation of this year’s PSAs urge you to reach out to the Red Cross to find locations to donate in your area. Until then, keep your eyes peeled for all of those new PSAs by subscribing to the Soska’s YouTube Channel.
And remember readers:
- In the U.S. alone, someone needs blood every two seconds.
- Approximately 36,000 units of blood are needed in the U.S. every day.
- Donating blood is a safe and easy process that only costs you 1 pint of blood but can mean the difference between life and death to someone else.