Gina Freitag


Gina Freitag is a cinephile, writer, and horror enthusiast. She has an M.A. degree in Film Studies from the School for Studies in Art and Culture at Carleton University, where she completed a project that examined female archetypes in horror cinema and proposed alternative readings of female representation. Her enthusiasm for horror led to serving as founder and co-organizer of the Cellar Door Film Festival (CDFF) for its two year operation. This independent film festival was dedicated to showcasing local, national, and international horror, sci-fi, and fantasy films.

In her spare time, she develops writing projects, attends film festivals, volunteers for The Black Museum, and supports initiatives that encourage and promote the work of women in screen-based media, like Eve Film Festival (EFF). Gina also enjoys promoting Canadian content, and worked briefly but intensely for the National Film Board of Canada. She is co-editor and co-author of the academic anthology, The Canadian Horror Film: Terror of the Soul (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2015), alongside André Loiselle.

Watch for her chapter, “The Dys-Comforts of Home in Quebec Horror Cinema”​, in the forthcoming anthology, A Cinema of Pain: Essays on Quebec’s Nostalgic Screen (Waterloo: Wilfred Laurier University Press), and read some of her thoughts on horror as a contributing writer to Anatomy of a Scream!