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 K.T. Rose. Lets see what she said about being a “Woman in Horror”…
-PH: When did you first become a horror fan?
-K.T.: When I was a kid, my mother and grandmother watched horror movies and shows such as Tales from the Crypt, The Twilight Zone and any horror movie that came out in the eighties and nineties, namely cult classics like The Thing, Evil Dead, The Gate, Candyman and so on. My mother is huge fan of Stephen King’s. One of my favorite movies that I’d watch often at the age of nine was The Shining. I mean, I would get home from school and put it on the DVD player. Then we’d watch Kill Bill and People Under the Stairs (on VHS).
-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?
-K.T.: I sat, thinking about my degrees and demanding job. Then I asked myself what is it that you really want to do with your life? I always liked writing technical documents and I love reading horror and suspense novels. Why not give it a try? I did and haven’t stopped since.
-PH: What does having a “Women in Horror” month mean to you?
-K.T.: It puts a spotlight on women who write in a male dominated genre. We can be spooky or make our audience cringe, too. I think Women in Horror month puts us on the forefront, giving horror fans the opportunity to see what we’re about. Awareness is everything.
-PH: Is there a woman in horror who you consider a role model?
-K.T.: My Grandmother. She was insanely intelligent and mysterious. She’d sit around, reading Poe’s stories and watching spooky things on the TV. When I got scared, she reminded me that it was okay; it means that I can feel such a racy thrill. Since then, I welcome anything that can test her theory because now, it takes a lot to creep me out (aside from that witch that watches me when I’m asleep sometimes).
-PH: How do you think the role of women in horror has changed over the years?
-K.T.: I don’t remember hearing much about women who wrote horror through the ninety’s and early two-thousands. Now, there are many and we’re continuing to grow.
-PH: What do you think the future holds for women in horror?
-K.T.: Absolute growth and recognition beyond this world. There will be many notable writers and movie-makers on the playing field giving fans a lot to choose from.
-PH: If you could serve a role in horror that you’ve never done, what would it be?
-K.T.: Not holding back on the creeps and not being afraid to venture into topics that most might find absurd or taboo. That’s my stomping ground! Alright, alright… I already do this.
-PH: Who is your favorite final girl, and favorite female villain?
-K.T.: Final girl? Not sure if she’s considered a final girl, but my favorite ‘hero’ was Milla Jovovich in Resident Evil. My favorite villain? Kathy Bates in Misery.
-PH: Being that this is PromoteHorror.com, please feel free to plug your current/next horror
-K.T.: Author bio: K. T. Rose is a horror, thriller, and dark fiction writer from Detroit, Michigan. She posts suspense and horror flash fiction on her blog at kyrobooks.com and is the author of a gruesome, suspenseful short story series titled A Trinity of Wicked Tales, an erotic thriller novel titled When We Swing and a horror technothriller series titled Netted.
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We would like to thank K.T. Rose for taking the time to answer our questions, but more importantly for her contribution to horror!