Interview with “She Never Died” Director Audrey Cummings [Women in Horror Month 2021]

Photo credit: Ashlea Wessel

First of all, please introduce yourself a little:
I am an award-winning genre director who has loved horror films ever since I can remember. I used to sneak watch them to scare the crap out of myself as a child and find that fun. And I still do.

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Interview with Indie Horror Filmmaker Tonjia Atomic [Women in Horror Month 2021]

Photo Credit: T L Rabbat

Please introduce yourself a little:
I’m an independent filmmaker, writer, actor, and musician. I’m most known for co-writing, co-producing, and directing Manos Returns, the sequel to the worst film ever made, Manos the Hands of Fate.

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Interview with Horror Author Caitlin Marceau [Women in Horror Month 2021]

For Women in Horror Month 2021 I talk with Caitlin Marceau, an author and columnist who has worked in the horror genre extensively. She discusses working in the genre with various writing formats, and gives advice to other writers. She also discusses her latest book “Home: An anthology of dark microfiction.”

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The Right One (2021)

A young writer seems unable to write her second novel after having a decent success with her first published work. One day, she meets an oddball who’s trying to survive something from his past by creating new personas for himself at all times. As she starts to really like him, he discovers that she has used him for writing inspiration and disappears.

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Scary Stories (2019)

“The worms crawl in, the worms crawl out, the worms play pinochle on your snout…”

If you’re looking for a wonderful companion piece to the upcoming feature film adaptation of the infamous book trilogy “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark,” Cody Meirick’s documentary “Scary Stories” is a great refresher course for fans. It’s also a wonderful look at how history repeats itself, with the elementary school touted horror anthology nearly suffering the same amount of censorship and hysterical panic that EC Comics endured decades before its release. It’s a fascinating but nasty bit of history repeating itself, but history also learning from itself, as well.

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Adventures In Fantasia [Fantasia International Film Festival 2017]

I got started as a critic in 2004 when I covered the Fantasia film festival for Film Threat. At the time I was pretty active on the Film Threat web board and one of the moderators, I believe it was Eric Campos, asked if I could attend the festival and write something for the magazine since I lived nearby. I must have done a good job because he let me stick around to do more stuff, mostly review indie films and write a series called “Versus” where I compared remakes with the original.

It was fun, but eventually I had to slow down because I was burnt out. I realize that “watching movies” doesn’t sound exhausting, but I always felt a deep sense of responsibility to both the readers and the filmmakers. It felt wrong to just go “This film sucks!” or “This film rocks” without exploring every little detail on screen and analyzing every aspect of the production.

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