Screenwriter, Producer, and Actor Heather Foster Interview [Women in Horror Month 2024]

Meet Heather Foster, voice actor, actor, screenwriter, and producer:

To start, please introduce yourself:
Im Heather Foster. An actor, screenwriter, and producer based in Houston, TX. 

What is horror to you, what makes a work of art one in the horror genre?
For me, horror is anything that elects the feelings of dread and doom. The quickening of my breath and wanting to turn down the volume because I
m too afraid to watch it with all my senses!  

What made you want to work in horror?
I can
t help it. All my stories naturally go there. I see horror everywhere.  

Where do you get your inspiration?
Life. My mind likes to play tricks on me. I can find horror in the laundry. 

What would you like your legacy to be in the genre (or elsewhere)?
I would like to be known as a storyteller who makes you think long after the film is over. I like to tell multilayered tales. 

What is Women in Horror Month to you and why is it still important this many years later?
m embarrassed to say that this is the first Ive heard about it. I have kept my cards close to my chest and havent really reached out to network until very recently.  

Who are some of the Women in Horror who you look up to and who do you want to bring attention to in your field or others? 
I like Mary Harrons work, although Im not sure she’s considered horror. LOVED the Babadook– directed by Jennifer Kent! On a local note, I am having a blast collaborating with Nikki Durbin on her project The Occurrence in River Oaks”  

What are you currently working on that you can tell us about?
I just finished my short Darlinsand am in the process of submitting it to film festivals around the country.  

Logline: When a writer cuts a creepy creature from her novel and turns down a would-be suitor, she finds her editing choices have dire consequences.  

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