Women in Horror Month Interview with Makeup Artist Nicoleta Tigoulet

As you may know, February is “Women in Horror” month. To celebrate, PromoteHorror.com asked women from different professions if they would like to answer some questions about being a “Woman in Horror.” One of the women, who was kind enough to answer our questions, was makeup artist Nicoleta Tigoulet. Lets see what she said about being a “Woman in Horror”…

-PH: When did you first become a horror fan?

-Nicoleta: When I was 7 or 8 years old I saw a horror movie that got me really scared. My sister told me nothing was real. From that moment I started to watch a lot of horror movies just to understand how is that possible. So I think that’s the moment I became a fan of this genre because I can’t et enough of this films since then.

-PH: Was there a specific moment when you realized that you wanted to go from being a fan of horror to a woman who contributes to the genre, or did it just kind of happen naturally?

-Nicoleta: I was always impressed by the special effects they use in horror movies. My interest for this special makeup grew every year. And one day I decided to start practicing it. I wasn’t sure if that’s what I wanted to do later but my friends told me to go ahead if I love that so much.

-PH: What does having a “Women in Horror” month mean to you?

-Nicoleta: I think women are as great as men in everything. « Women in Horror » month it’s a great way for us to show people what we can do. I know there are a lot of women who are very good in this genre and this is a good opportunity for them to show off their work.

-PH: What do you think the future holds for women in horror?

-Nicoleta: Women already showed their power in this genre and there are a lot more who show their interest for this industry. Beside that women are seen more stronger than few years ago. And there is a new wave of female directors in this genre. They’re just starting their career and they’re already doing a great job. So I think we expect a lot of good things from women in horror.

-PH: Is there a woman in horror who you consider a role model?

-Nicoleta: There is a woman I take as a role model for me and it’s Ve Neill. I know she’s not in the horror genre but I think she is role model to follow. She won several rewards for her work. She’s one of the makeup artists who got to make a name in the special effects by her determination. I think every woman should follow her example and never let it go no matter how hard the situation is.

-PH: Being that this is PromoteHorror.com, please feel free to plug your current/next horror project.

-Nicoleta: Here’s the link to my first short film:

We would like to thank Nicoleta Tigoulet for taking the time to answer our questions, but more importantly for her contribution to horror!

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