Interview with Filmmaker Sophia Cacciola [Women in Horror Month 2021]

Please introduce yourself.
I’m a genre director working primarily with my production company, LAUNCH OVER, with my partner. I make weirdo, socio-political/satirical, surrealist horror and sci fi features. I also enjoy working as a cinematographer when I can! My features include the horror social satire, Clickbait (2019); the feminist vampire throwback, Blood of the Tribades (2017); the cerebral time-loop apocalyptic sci-fi, Magnetic (2016); and the murder mystery, TEN (2015). As a cinematographer, I’ve recently had a few shorts on the festival circuit including: Re-Home (Izzy Lee), Half-Cocked (Aaron Barrocas), Shiny Diamonds (Seth Chatfield/Toni Nagy), and Tea Time (Tara Price).

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Interview with Horror Hostess Miss Misery [Women in Horror Month 2021]

Please introduce yourself.
My name is Reyna Young AKA Horror Hostess Miss Misery, I am a Director, Producer, Author and all around geek when it comes to toys and comic books.

What is it that attracts you the horror genre for your chosen field of creative work?
Growing up I was always about horror, not sure why, probably my dad’s fault. He used to wake me up Saturday nights when I was young to watch two late shows. One called Monsters and then right after Tales from the Darkside which both shows were my favorite. I was not allowed to watch horror films quite yet but was obsessed with horror books and did watch the horror awards show when it was on every year. Horror is just something I can’t escape, I love it!

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Interview with Horror Author Alisha Rath [Women in Horror Month 2021]

Please introduce yourself.
My name is Alisha, I write under the pseudonym Angh Chu. I have publications in various genres, but horror is my passion. My hobbies include crossfit, hiking and I am currently obtaining my BA in Sociology.

What is it that attracts you the horror genre for your chosen field of creative work?
I’m not sure attraction would be an accurate depiction of my relationship with horror. I feel it has deeper value, stronger roots. I think I would describe it as a visceral fascination, an innate sense to delve further into the boundaries which encompass a societal view of “horror.” My focus is primarily on the tangible expressions of horror. I find people to be the scariest monsters in existence.

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Interview with Filmmaker “Sarah of Horror” [Women in Horror Month 2021]

Photo Credit: Martin Gustafsson

Please introduce yourself.
I am Sarah Giercksky also known as Sarah of Horror and I am a filmmaker and actress from Sweden. I have directed, written and acted in feature films, short films, tv-series and I am also the host of the Youtube Channel Sarah of Horror and Co-Host to the Youtube Channel Bitches of Horror.

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Interview with “Sirens of Horror” [Women in Horror Month 2021]

Please introduce yourself.
Ela: I’m a sarcastic, blunt ex-chef who adores horror movies. I got into horror back with Goosebumps, and ‘Are You Afraid of the Dark.’ back in elementary school. Since then my love has grown from Universal, Hammer, camp, and especially dark fairytales. I am obsessed with Wendigos, and Werewolves.
Ashy: My name is Ashy Slashy I am the second half of Sirens of Horror and my favorite Horror Movie of all time is Evil Dead! I love all kinds of Horror movies but I think favorites are definitely either campy fun like The Final Girls horror or dramatic story-driven horror like Mama.

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Interview with Horror Filmmaker Natalie Simonov [Women in Horror Month 2021]

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Hi, I’m Natalie Simonov. I’ll be 22 this year and I live and work in Brisbane, Australia. I recently graduated from Griffith University with a Bachelor of Film and Screen Media Production. At the Griffith Film School we did a lot of hands on learning and I was given the opportunity to work with high equipment in realistic film set environments. In my spare time I love to draw and play video games (Yes including horror games).

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Interview with Horror Author Laurel Hightower [Women in Horror Month 2021]

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Sure thing, glad to be here! My name is Laurel Hightower, I’m a horror writer, horror reader, podcaster, paralegal and mom. I live in Kentucky with my husband, son, and rescue pit bull, and I love bourbon and chocolate. I also like sending people bourbon and chocolate, because I’m southern and like to feed people.

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