Interview with Filmmaker and Horror Actress Jennifer Stone [Women in Horror Month 2021]

Please introduce yourself.
My name is Jennifer Stone and I am a Independent Horror actress, director, writer and producer in Dallas, Texas.

What is it that attracts you the horror genre for your chosen field of creative work?
I have always loved horror films from a young age. I grew up watching them every Friday night with my mother and Aunt and my love only crew further as I became an adult and ventured into filmmaking with my partner Abel Berry. Practical 80s style effects are definitely where I get the most passion and try to show my love from past films in our own way.

Who inspires you in your work and in life?
I have an amazing group of friends and family members that have always been there for me with what I needed to excel with my passion of film making from donating their time to locations to make it easier for me to accomplish my goals. My partner Abel Berry is the backbone of our production team that keeps me motivated to keep my creativity flowing in all aspects of film making.

Women in horror have made great strides, but it’s clear that a lot of work is still needed to make it a most inclusive genre. To you, what is the importance of a movement like Women in Horror Month?
I think its great to shine a light on all of the strong and dedicated hard working women in this field. Its easy to get cast aside as just another pretty face and people don’t understand the amount work and dedication it takes to create the art of horror films.

What would you tell an up-and-coming creative in the world of horror who sees that being a woman/identifying as a women as something that makes it so much more difficult at times?
Keep showing how strong and creative you are the more we show them what we can accomplish as women the more we will be acknowledged for our talents and our brains and not just our beauty.

What are your favorite bits of helpful advice that you have received about your work or your field?
Every film is a stepping stone and everyone’s taste in film is different we can never please everyone but as long as you’ve entertained some your job as a film maker is done.

In honor of celebrating Women in Horror Month, who do you believe viewers should keep an eye on in terms of the creative ladies in horror?
I see more and more women directors and leaders popping up every day. I say keep the course ladies and be more aware of your fellow women of horror and keep showing each other support.

What do you have coming soon that you can talk to us about?
I just had my world premiere for Strix a 70s style Horror film that we will be announcing our distribution dates and where to get soon. Our last film Midnight Devils aka Midnight Evils if you are getting the one in Walmart is available for purchase on all VOD, amazon and still in some Walmart locations and also the amazing Michael Berryman. The next project will start filming this summer DR GIFT the next epic supernatural slasher film the world has been waiting for!

Pop them links to follow your work here:
https://fb.watch/47ysYKIehp/
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/dr-gift-horror-movie?fbclid=IwAR3qTI_rh4T6Gu_mAOs4RPq77KWJE3FNZDjw6APLMYCQCpCUQHDvZSkh0c8#/
Midnight Devils