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 actress and model Sarah Schultz. Lets see what she said about being a “Woman in Horror”…
-PH: When did you first become a horror fan?
-Sarah: When I was 8 or 9 years old, I was OBSESSED with “Jaws”. That film opened the doors of Horror for me. I was scared shitless of that shark!
-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?
-Sarah: It happened naturally. It wasn’t something I planned on doing. If you told me 10 years ago I would be involved in the genre, I wouldn’t have believed you lol. I’m so blessed and lucky.
-PH: What does having a “Women in Horror” month mean to you?
-Sarah: A month dedicated to the beautiful Women in Horror means we get the recognition deserved twice as much. So many dedicated, smart, talented and creative women writing scripts, showing off their acting chops, writers for Horror websites and magazines, editing films, and even SFX artists should be praised and spotlighted.
-PH: Is there a woman in horror who you consider a role model?
-Sarah: Sheri Moon will forever be my number one. Jennifer Nangle aka Queen Malvolia is very well known in the industry. She has a YouTube channel, and has starred in many indie Horror films. She is a badass filmmaker as well. Check her out.
-PH: How do you think the role of women in horror has changed over the years?
-Sarah: I believe that women are being shown as stronger individuals and can do anything gruesome a man can do in film.
-PH: What do you think the future holds for women in horror?
-Sarah: The future of women is extremely bright, and there are definitely no limits!
-PH: If you could serve a role in horror that you’ve never done, what would it be?
-Sarah: I have been the victim, and final girl. I think playing the villian would be fantastic!
-PH: Who is your favorite final girl, and favorite female villain?
-Sarah: Sarah Carter, played by Shauna MacDonald, in “The Descent”, is my favorite final girl. She displays strength and is absolutely fearless. My favorite female villain is Poison Ivy. She’s beautiful yet venomous.
-PH: Being that this is PromoteHorror.com, please feel free to plug your current/next horror project.
-Sarah: I have 2 films coming out this year, “The Torso Killer” (Catch Me Kill Me Productions) and “Blood Bath on 4th Ave”(directed and created by Candice Omme) I can be found on Twitter @jessicastabbit, Instagram @jessicastabbitofficial_666, and Facebook Jessica Stabbit and my personal page Sarah Schultz.
We would like to thank Sarah Schultz for taking the time to answer our questions, but more importantly for her contribution to horror!