My posting on Movie Pilot was on horror remakes and I mentioned It, Cabin Fever, Friday The 13th, and The Poltergeist. However in the article I claimed all of them unnecessary except Poltergeist. Then shortly after, the statement saying the Poltergeist remake will be more of a kid’s movie was released. Which of course switched my whole opinion on it, even though I know I’ll be seeing it. I’m sticking to my original opinion on all remakes, meaning if it’s not going to be enhanced visually, or made into an even more “terrifying horror film”, then why do it?
I had a difficult go at trying to phrase a question around being a Black woman horror fan who is working to develop her own horror films. I'm wondering if you imagine if being a Black woman can bring forth some fresher perspectives in the realm of the genre and what has been your experience?
Yes, my first years giving this whole film thing a go, I had no idea. I wasn’t clueless; I just hadn’t experienced anything that necessarily pointed out me being different. The horror community is not just all guys first off. So I didn’t really feel the difference of gender until I started actually shooting. My crew was mostly men except for cast; the other directors of the genre were men. And then as I continued my education on to business entertainment, reality sunk in that I was extremely different. And not just in my specific genre, but my industry alone. There are a few black writers and directors in the film industry and even less in the horror film genre.
What horror film or franchise, television series, novel, or other art form are you indulging your fandom in at the moment?
The horror films I was really impressed with and happen to be obsessed with are The Babadook and Jessabelle. I had the privilege of seeing them both in theaters and it was quite the experience. Kevin Greutert I think did a really awesome job with the tone and the direction of the film. There were so many twist and turns. I remember thinking “What could really happen next?” And Jennifer Kent the writer and director of The Babadook did amazing as well. Her camera angles and movement were really in synch with the tone and eeriness of the film. All the POV shots in that film were so effective as well.
What will your upcoming web series, The Only Thing To Fear be about?
The Only Thing To Fear will be my vlog series. I will be covering upcoming films, horror topics, comments the audience has, and even horror events and locations. It’s a really fun way to share my crazy passionate obsession for horror with other fans. I love connecting with die-hard fans as well, so the executive of the show threw the idea at me since I blog anyways, and now I have a show. I’m really excited about this opportunity, and I cannot wait to share it with everyone as soon as shooting and post-production is done.