Shannon Lark is a Writer, Director, Producer, Actress, and Film Festival Director.

She is the Founder/Director of Operations at the Viscera, org., a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to assisting female genre filmmakers. She's the Founder/Advisor and former CEO of The ChainSaw Mafia, and held the 2009 Spooksmodel crown for Fangoria Entertainment. Lark surrounds her entire being to encompass creating genre films and is specifically interested in exploring body issues, unhealthy sexual situations, and gender relations in her own films. She believes in equal opportunity creation, equal opportunity film making, and the idea that creating art is what saves the world from destroying itself.

"I'm an offbeat actress. I am only interested in taking roles and directing films that encompass strong emotions and fantastic situations."

Filmmaking Résumé (pdf – 85.9 KB)
Acting Résumé (pdf — 151 KB)

Talents and Interests

Directing, writing, and creating genre films and theater, attending and directing Film Festivals, exploring photography, dancing, traveling, being with people I love, going to shows of the cinematic, theatrical, and musical related, playing with my Dalmatian, hiking/camping, yoga, and submerging myself into my work as an artist.



Rue Morgue

Let Me Die a Woman


Cadaver Girls Magazine

The Stanford Daily

San Francisco Chronicle

The Guardian

Monster Mash

Red & Black: Women lead night of horror films at Ciné


Bitch Magazine

Geek Tyrant

Shock till you Drop



Brutal as Hell



Ax Wound

3:AM Magazine

Ghoul Girls

Slammed and Damned


See Horror: Shannon Lark

Halloween Memories: Shannon Lark

SplatterTribe.TV Miss June 2011 Shannon Lark

CathARTic Art & Film Events, LLC » lark

Ghouls on Film » Shannon Lark

Horror Reanimated: Interview with Lark

Cinema Head Cheese: Viscera Film Fest's Heidi Honeycutt and Shannon Lark

FearNET: Women in Horror

KDK12: Interview with Shannon Lark

BITCH: Scream Queens

Lost Highway


The Horror Digest

A new trailer cometh

Slammed and Damned

Side Effect Wins Big

Lip Stick

Post Mortem Depression

Deena Corbett


Fatally Yours

Women in Horror Month

Just Train

Film Radar

Fatally Yours

In the Pines

Ghouls on Film


So I Made a Movie: Ludlow

So I Made a Movie: Voyeur

So I Made a Movie: Lip Stick


Tabloid Witch Awards

Horror Society

Walking Wraps

Walking Pics

Featherston Walks

Zombie Crawl NYC & Philly

Dark Walking Distance

Crazy Walking Pics

First Trailer for Walking Distance

Walking Distance Red Trailer

Plot and Cast Revealed!

Fangoria Los Angeles: Women Rock!

Spooksmodel and Starlet

The Living Dead Girlz go on Tour!

Lark is First Fangoria Spooksmodel!

Shannon Lark IS Fangoria

Hollywood Investigator

Congrats to Shannon Lark

Vote For Your Spooksmodel!

Viscera 2007 on DVD

Vote For Shannon Lark

Siren Lake Announced!

Viscera and Golgotha

Walking Distance

Snake Pit at BCM

VISCERA 2008-Fatally Yours

First Fangoria Spooksmodel



Babes in Blood

Warren Ellis

Miss Horrorfest 2007

The Hottest Ladies in Horror

Hot Pics of Miss Horrorfest Finalists

Lark competes for Miss Horrorfest

Viscera Series Film Festival

Viscera Horror Film Series

VISCERA 2007 Short Film Festival DVD


The Elm St Murders

Shannon Lark's Lip Stick: A Bloody Way to Get Off

Three Corpse Circus-Second Annual Horror Film Festival

Girl Power Galore at first annual Geek Girl Con

KDK12: Women take over horror for one night

KDK12: Viscera Film Festival Lineup Posted

Fangoria: Crawling Back for More

2011 Viscera Film Festival Event Wrap-Up and Winners Announcement

Viscera Film Festival 2011 report and photos

2011 Viscera Film Festival Winners Announced

All Things Horror: The Viscera Film Festival is in 2 weeks

BITCH: Horror Show

It Came From Underground – Mediatrix Update

First Look At Jennifer Stone's 'Devotion' Trailer & Stills ...

"FACE OFF": Fourth Casualty

Bekah's Confessions: Horror Films, Breasts and the People Who ...

Shannon Lark to Star in Psychotropic No Image Available

All Things Horror: Last week to submit to Viscera!

Celebrate February as Women in Horror Month! | The Blood Sprayer

Penny Dreadful Diary - Twisted Twins Productions

GoreZone UK Video: A Mistaken Identity

Penny Dreadful Diary-Shannon Lark

Invasion of The B Movies: Ludlow

Senceless Pie: Ludlow

All Things Horror: The Nightmarish World of Ludlow

All Things Horror: "Red" and the Timeless Art of Seduction


Lost Highway



Fresh Meat

Die Wash

Lark Horrorfest Photos

Lark-Scary Art

Zombie Pinups


Last Blog on the Left

The Scarening

Graveyard Show #74

Ax Wound

Ax Wound

Graveyard Show #52

Last Blog on the Left

Graveyard Show #51

Cinema Diabolica

Graveyard Show #14

The Unrated Hour

Bordello of Horror

Filmmakers Notebook: Lark's Viscera Film Festival

KennyC on USTREAM Radio

The Twisted Geeks Podcast

Where Monsters Dwell

FearCast Network


"Shannon is a fantastic talent, a multi-tasking terror ready to take on any challenge and hit it out of the graveyard!"

-Scott Licina, Vice President of Fangoria Entertainment

"Lark is continually setting the bar for women in the biz, her drive is contagious and she's definitely not too hard on the eyes!"

-Dean Karr, Filmmaker and Photographer

"Shannon Lark is a lovely, intelligent and talented woman who also happens to look fabulous holding a bloody chainsaw. It was a thrill to work with her."

-Dan West and Rick Popko, Directors of Monsturd and Retardead

"Shannon Lark is so full of life and beyond talented...shes brilliant. She works in so many areas of the film and she has the passion, hunger and true love for the game. I cant say enough about her. Its a true honor and pleasure working with her."

-Joe Hollow, Filmmaker

"I had the honor to work with Shannon Lark on an indie film a few years ago, experiencing her professionalism and passion and utter commitment for what she does!

-C. Love, FX make-up and fine artist

"Lark is at the forefront of creative change in the horror industry; she's a driven professional with a highly original vision"

-Heidi Martinuzzi, Journalist and Filmmaker

"Shannon Lark is one of those rare people that can embody the class, experience, beauty and professionalism that the industry sorely lacks today, and I am very fortunate to be able to work with her."

-Dennis Willman, Artist

"Shannon knows blood."

-Ginnetta Correli, Filmmaker

She was electrifying in person as in the photos we shot...I was wowed by that woman....they broke the mold with her.

-Jen Starr, Photographer

"One of the hottest chicks I've ever Hot Zombie "Chicked"...

-Mike Hampton, Hot Zombie Chicks Illustrator

"Impressive, the combination of Ms Larks passion and professionalism make her an asset on any project, definitely look forward to collaborating with her again"

- Vincent Damyanovich - Designer Gore

"Shannon is a tireless freedom fighter and source of hope for her sister female filmmakers everywhere. She has done more to help women in horror than you can imagine."

- Elisabeth Fies, Writer/Director/Producer

"Shannon Lark has an incredible work ethic. She's as driven and hard-working as she is talented- a deadly combination. The GOOD deadly, I mean...she's not a murderer. Although if she was, she'd excel at that, too."

-Stacie Ponder, Writer and Filmmaker

"Shannon Lark embodies the perfect role model every female (and male) horror fans should look up to."

-Maude Michaud, Filmmaker

"In a cut-throat industry - Shannon Lark brings a chainsaw. She's a tenacious, smart independent survivor, and vomits blood regularly (in film) - businesswomen like that are too few. Whether she's eating babies or dancing with chainsaws - I'm happy to know her."

- Nik Caesar, professional artist, creator of Scary-art.com

Still smooth and creamy...

-Shersy Benson, COO of The Chainsaw Mafia

"Active in all aspects of horror with an emphasis on female-produced horror art, Shannon is a force with which to be reckoned."

-Devi Snively, Filmmaker and Professor

"Shannon has to be one of the most professional, driven, and talented artists I've ever had the pleasure of working with. She's the whole package: looks, personality, talent and of course, BRAINS!

-Chris Waters, Freelance Artist

"Shannon Lark is truly the most stellar actress I have had the privilege of working with on a set! Beautiful, talented and a truly humble actress, who could ask for more... What a true honor to work with talent of this caliber!"

-Michael Colburn, Doubt The Reality Films

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