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,” and more. One of those women, who was kind enough to answer our questions, was author Ellie Douglas. Lets see what she said about being a “Woman in Horror”…
-PH: When did you first become a horror fan?
-Ellie: I would have to say it was while I was inside the womb… lol Just kidding. I started watching horrors on the sneak, when I was just a little girl. Something about the thrill of being utterly terrified sparked my love of horror.
-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?
-Ellie: I’d say for me, it happened very naturally. When I decided to write, the only thing that poured onto the pages was horror.
-PH: What does having a “Women in Horror” month mean to you?
-Ellie: I think it’s an amazing way to be recognized. A lot of times, my books have caused readers to be very surprised to discover that it was a woman behind all that gore, terror and horror.
-PH: Is there a woman in horror who you consider a role model?
-Ellie: My very talented friend Kate Davies Speak, is an out of this world horror actress. She inspires me. @KateDaviesSpeak
-PH: How do you think the role of women in horror has changed over the years?
-Ellie: It is slowly but surely developing. More and more women are being accepted and looked at equally to those of the men in the industry. I also think it has allowed woman to really come out and show the world what they have to offer. From writing, acting, and all creatives, being a woman in horror is awesome.
-PH: If you could serve a role in horror that you’ve never done, what would it be?
-Ellie: I’d love to play the female equivalent to Mick Taylor played by John Jarratt from Wolf Creek. To do all that he did in that role but as a woman, it would be epic!
-PH: Who is your favorite final girl, and favorite female villain?
-Ellie: Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) Aliens, would be my final girl choice.
Annie Wilkes – Misery, would be one of my favorite female villains.
-PH: Being that this is PromoteHorror.com, please feel free to plug your current/next horror project.
-Ellie: Current project a new release as of Halloween just gone, is my latest novel of short stories.
Death O Death Horror Collection Vol 2
Other links where I can be found 🙂
https://plus.google.com/101411492847090012799 Google Plus
We would like to thank Ellie Douglas for taking the time to answer our questions, but more importantly for her contribution to horror!