Women in Horror Month Interview with Musician Bosh Bonesy

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 awesome musician Bosh Bonesy. Lets see what she said about being a “Woman in Horror”…

(Bosh Bonesy & Tatum Elvyra)

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

-Bosh: Since my spawning basically! As a kiddo, I LOVED watching Are You Afraid of the Dark? on Nickelodeon, I was part of the Thrills & Chills fan club & Goosebumps fan club, and was caught peeking around the corner after bedtime watching HBO’s Tales From the Crypt.

-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?

-Bosh: It was a destined transition after we created our dead-sexy supermodel drummer, Tatum Elvyra Korg. We had a Spinal Tap curse thing going (all of our drummers just kept exploding) So we Weird Science-style created our drummer and we’ve been a Halloween party band ever since.

-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?

-Bosh: I’ve always been into Halloween and scary movies, so I doubt it was much of a surprise, support or not 😉

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

-Bosh: It’s a really fun, great opportunity to learn about women with unique and innovative ideas that may not be recognized otherwise. Thank you Promote Horror for giving, especially women, another way to be inspired by one another.

-PH: Is there a woman in horror who you consider a role model? How have they effected your life in and outside of horror?

-Bosh: When I was growing up, the QUEEN of Halloween was and will always be Elvira, Mistress of the Dark 😍 I remember being a kiddo and seeing her image EVERYWHERE for many Halloween seasons – she RULED Halloween and still rules it🎃😌 Elvira reminds me to embrace who I am and to LAUGH & have FUN with it 

In Sci-fi horror, my heart absolutely belongs 100% to Vasquez from Aliens – my ULTIMATE hero 😍🤘

-PH: How do you think the role of women in horror has changed since you got involved in horror? Have you personally noticed a change from when you started?

-Bosh: I feel like the Horror genre is more overall acknowledged and mainstreamed from when I was growing up – there’s a wider audience. The role of women is recorded in the history and we’ve watched rules, such as no boys & no sex, be broken by strong women who won’t take death as an answer.

(Dom Sequitur, Bosh Bonesy, and Sneaky Scott)

-PH: And how about the state of horror? Not only have woman been changing horror, but so have people from different races, ethnicities, genders, etc… What do you think this means for horror now, and in the future?

-Bosh: Horror is all-inclusive and, in real life, anyone can experience horrible circumstances. As we survive another day as a human race, we further acknowledge and portray this; and we use the horror genre to embrace and grow from it.

-PH: Who is your favorite final girl, and favorite female villain?

-Bosh: I’m tied between 2 final girls – Nancy from A Nightmare on Elm Street and Sidney from Scream – because they both used their situations to dedicate themselves to helping others. I really admire that. 

For villains, hard not to say Mrs. Voorhees, as she is the female OG and mother of the slasher genre.

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

Bricklayer Bosh, mine and Tatum’s Halloween party band, celebrates our 10-year bandiversary on March 6th this year! To celebrate, we will be releasing the full live show of our 2012 Electric Ladyland Fright Night, both audio and video. (A 5-Tale EP of this show is currently available on iTunes, Spotify, and other streaming/ downloading sites, titled “Rise, HWhores, Rise!”)

We are also teamed up again with DJ Doktor Zayus (https://doktorzayus.bandcamp.com/) and will be releasing a Remix EP of our Tasteless Tale, “Junk Food.” 

Our Stupid Boy: Remix Tales EP was released in December and is available on iTunes, Spotify, and other sites as well 💀🤘

Once the COVID cRaZiNeSs has settled, we are planning to reunite with Dom Sequitur and Sneaky Scott to do live Fright Nights again!🤘💀🤘Can’t wait for that!  Blood, Death, Gore, and T-T-T-T-TWINKIES!!!

Visit our online laboratory at https://bricklayerbosh.com/

And connect with us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitch.

Scare you soon! BWAHAHAHAHA!!!

Our bio:

Bricklayer Bosh is a Halloween Electro-Punk band that haunted San Diego, California from 2011-2014. In addition to hosting Fright Nights and throwing Twinkies at people, Bricklayer Bosh wrote the theme song for a (unreleased) zombie vlog and appeared on multiple independent soundtracks and compilations, the most recent being the Horror-Punks.net tribute to George A. Romero in 2017.

Bassist and vocalist, Bosh Bonesy, hosted a performance of The Doomsday Dollies Burlesque and appeared in an issue of SV Bell’s Realms of Fear comic book. Bricklayer Bosh played an intermission performance for the San Diego Derby Dolls and also opened for My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult and Orgy before personal emergencies caused a hiatus, referred to as the SPOOKScentral Explosion of 2014. Bricklayer Bosh celebrated a month at #1 on ReverbNation’s Punk Chart for San Diego, California on 20 May, 2014.

Bosh Bonesy, and guitarist, Sneaky Scott, are also previous members of Ghost In The Graveyard, a punk band fronted by Adriana Smith, a.k.a. The Rocket Queen of Guns N’ Roses fame.

We would like to thank Bosh Bonesy for taking the time to answer our questions, but more importantly for their contribution to horror!

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