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 the wonderful producer Chloe Chudasama. Lets see what she said about being a “Woman in Horror”…
-PH: When did you first become a horror fan?
-Chloe: To be honest I didn’t really grow up on Horror, I did used to love “Scream” and “I know what you did Last Summer” movies. But it wasnt until my late 20’s where I really started to love the Horror genre and got more into watching Horror than anything else at the Cinema, especially paranormal and psychological types of Horror films. Some of my favourites are Saw, Stigmata, Exorcism of Emily Rose and The Fourth Kind.
-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?
-Chloe: No there wasnt really a specific moment, and the film industry was never something I had every thought about getting involved in at all. It all began with a short film Leroy Kincaide (Director) wanted to create so I started out by helping out with the producing side etc, and then it wasnt until our third short film together that I thought actually I really enjoy Producing, and more so Producing Horror, that I then took the leap to make the career change and go all in and Produce a horror feature film alongside Leroy Kincaide underneath our production company Nocturnal Pictures which also has 4 other movies in development.
-PH: Since you’ve become a horror fan and woman in horror, have you always had the support of friends and family or did you have some explaining to do?
-Chloe: A lot of my friends and family don’t really understand what I do, I mean does anyone understand what a Producer does?! And the majority of my friends are not big horror fans so there is only so much I can share with them.
-PH: What does having a “Women in Horror” month mean to you?
-Chloe: I think its bloody epic! Women do not get celebrated enough in this industry let alone horror! I love the fact women get to express their darkside for an entire month, but also it means I can share some of our talented women in our debut horror feature “The Last Rite” which is due to hit the festival circuit Summer/Autumn this year.
-PH: What do you think the future holds for women in horror?
-Chloe: I think the future is bright, it can only get better with the way the Horror genre is becoming more and more popular, with so many distribution avenues for your work to be seen, its a win win!
-PH: If you could serve a role in horror that you’ve never done, what would it be?
-Chloe: I actually wouldn’t want to do any other role apart from Producing Horror, I love the genre and being on set shooting dark scary scenes …. theres nothing better than seeing a Horror Film you have helped produce come together after years of hard work.
-PH: Who is your favorite final girl, and favorite female villain?
-Chloe: Villain I’d have to say Queen Akasha in Queen of the Damned, final girl probably Sarah in The Descent. Also I just watched “Underwater” and Kristen Stewarts performance was fantastic in that…. but I wont spoil if she is a final girl or not 🙂
-PH: Being that this is PromoteHorror.com, please feel free to plug your current/next horror project.
-Chloe: In terms of my projects we are in post production of our debut supernatural horror feature film “The Last Rite” which will hit the festival circuit in Summer 2020.
We would like to thank Chloe Chudasama for taking the time to answer our questions, but more importantly for her contribution to horror!