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 terrific first-time actress, Heather Stone, who co-stars in “The Killer of Grassy Ridge” – an all-new horror short now streaming on YouTube and currently touring the festival circuit. Lets see what she said about being a “Woman in Horror”…
-PH: When did you first become a horror fan?
-Heather: Probably in 1990 when Stephen King’s “It” first aired on TV. I was a kid, and the first half completely terrified me. The second half not so much (taking the most frightening character I’d ever seen and turning him into an alien spider was somewhat silly, but it made me laugh and I could sleep much easier). I still can’t look at clowns in the same way.
-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?
-Heather: I am brand new to acting, so I’m not sure how much I can say I’ve contributed to horror. I never actually had that moment where I went from being a fan to a contributor. I initially didn’t want to accept my role in “Killer…” because I had zero acting experience, and I’m not always comfortable having my picture taken, let alone being filmed. But John, the director, was driven, persistent, supportive and encouraging in the best possible ways. I did like the story, the character, and the vision for the whole project. I didn’t meet the other actor, Mike Stumbo, until our day filming together. Fortunately, we hit it off immediately and were able to work off each other and convey that chemistry on set…
Read the full article at PromoteHorror.com HERE!