Jackie Kong is one of only a few females directing horror films that shock and horrify viewers. Her unique sense of humor also infuses her films and has elevated them to cult status worldwide. Her “in-your-face” style has made her films a favorite of Quentin Tarantino, as well as Fangoria readers. BLOOD DINER (1987) and NIGHT PATROL (1984) have been dubbed into five languages and played internationally to sold out showings. Kong has managed to receive a mix of both good reviews (The New York Times, Canby review) and box office success, and for her work on NIGHT PATROL, she was the recipient of RIAA’s Platinum Award for the film’s stellar box office and video sales. Her timeless style is still able to shock today’s audiences which, according to Kong, “have seen everything and are not very easy to surprise”!

Kong will be moderating a special “Heroines of Horror” panel featuring Dee Wallace, Barbara Crampton, and Kelli Maroney.