#NGHW News Episode #146

Hello, my Horror Fiends!

This week I’m filling in for your favorite news reporter Adelise since she will be gone for a few weeks. NGHW Episode 146 was a particularly hard episode due to a number of participants who didn’t do exactly what the judges were looking for. Don’t get me wrong, interviewing yourself and answering the questions as yourself is very difficult and this challenge has proven to be the hardest one yet! They did pull through, shining brightly in this dark, decrepit tunnel, and showed us what they’re made of.

Episode #146 brought us six semi-finalists in no particular order:

#1: Harry Husbands

#2: Adele Marie Park

#3: Jess Landry

#4: Naching T Casa

#5: Jonathan Fortin

#6: Daphne Strasert

This week’s mini-prize was cool in the sense that they will actually feel a part of the HorrorAddicts family – getting their interview published to the blog! I remember how it felt for myself being welcomed to the team so I know that this prize is surely one of the better ones.

This week’s special guest judge was Stacy Rich, HorrorAddicts.net Blog Editor.

In order to be a good interviewer and interviewee, you need to have experience and build upon that baseline infrastructure of your skills. Not every writer is a good interviewee or interviewer, which is why this challenge really put our contestants to the test! They had to write their own interview and answer their own questions. Some of the contestants had a tongue-in-cheek way of completing this challenge by adding humor to it, others kept it completely personal to where we can see the real person behind the writer, and some had a good mixture of the two.

The judges, although impressed with how hard the contestants did try this round, were not so impressed with how none of the writers seemed to know how to write an interview. Writing an interview like you would see in a magazine is a skill that does need to be researched and learned, just like if you were writing a paper and needed to learn a specific format. But, other than that, I was truly impressed with how well this challenge went. I loved hearing the contestants interview themselves – it was comical but each contestant brought their own thing to the table.

The judges did have a few special words to say about the following contestants:

Harry Husbands: they thought that his introduction was cute. It brought a different flavor compared to the other entries. Personally, his was one of my favorites. He is classy and knows what he needs to bring to the table.

Adele Marie Park: her professionalism knows no bounds. It’s very streamlined. I love professional writers for the sole purpose that they can be creative and bring forth the most decrepit imagery from their minds, yet still, knows how to be classy.

Naching T Casa: I absolutely loved how she showcased herself as a person – not just a writer. It brought a depth to the interview that was really needed. I love when writers can break free of their characters and really hone in on themselves.

Fiend Gottes – let’s just say we never want to meet this guy in a back alleyway. His imagery is vast and we do need to stay far away from his dungeon. He is one of the scariest writers in this competition. I absolutely adore him.

All in all, everyone did pretty well and I was fangirling all over the place.

Last week, Daphne Strassert took home the prize for the past two competitions, which was a first for this season! What happened this week was that Naching T Casa won and ended the streak that Daphne Strassert had going. I adored Naching’s interview and I felt as though I personally knew her as a friend towards the end of it. My favorite line from her interview was:

“Imagine everyone has a door in their mind which separates their conscious from their unconscious. Most people keep the door closed. They don’t want to see the things which lurk on the other side. Horror writers want to see those things, want to explore them. We love that direct line to the dark side.”

Truly phenomenal, congratulations Naching!

As an update to whose in the lead, Daphne has taken over Jonathan by 24 points! She is leading the competition with 699 points in total. Right behind her is Jonathan, hot on her tail with 675 points. In third place so far is Naching, with 673. They are so close in points, it’s almost scary. I’m hot with anticipation to see who can come out on top. Rounding out the top 6 is Jess, Harry, and Sumiko. Will Naching be able to take over Jonathan in the next round? Will Jonathan be able to come out on top? There are still 2 competitions left before the finale, anything can happen!

Until next time, stay spooky!

  • Kenzie

Press Release: Women in Horror Film Festival Update

Press Release: Women in Horror Film Festival Update

Meet Horror Icon Lynn Lowry at the Women in Horror Film Festival!
Lynn Lowry, the iconic horror actress from films such as George A. Romero’s “The Crazies” (1973), David Cronenberg’s “Shivers” (1975), and Paul Schrader’s “Cat People” (1982), will be in attendance at this year’s Women in Horror Film Festival! Lynn also recently starred in the indie horror hit, “Model

Lynn also recently starred in the indie horror hit, “Model Hunger” (2016), directed by Debbie Rochon.
The Women in Horror Film Festival, which will take place from September 21 – 24 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel & Conference Center in Peachtree City, GA, will be a great opportunity for horror fans to come and meet this special guest. Lynn Lowry will be selling autographed posters, photos, DVDs and Blu-Rays at the event.
Tickets can be purchased in advance via the Women in Horror Film Festival website. The Women in Horror Film Festival is also currently accepting film and screenplay submissions. Films and screenplays may be submitted via the Women in Horror Film Festival FilmFreeway page.lynn-lowry-135677
All finalists in all categories will receive a complimentary VIP pass to the festival. Winners in all categories will receive a custom designed trophy from genre sculpture artist Karl Libecap of Monster Dork Studio. Feature film finalists will be considered by international distributor, Terror Films, for distribution and the winning feature film will be featured in a 2-page spread in Dead,Buried and Back.

Screenplay winners will receive prizes from Inktip, Screenwriters University, The Writers Store, and Jungle Software. The best student film will receive a filmmaking grant, as well as a session with Mark Simon, who has worked in the industry for over three decades on major motion pictures such as One Missed Call, Nightmare On Elm Street 3, The Breakfast Club, Risky Business, and more. There will be even more prizes for winners and finalists TBA! The Women in Horror Film Festival also currently has table reservations available for genre artists, vendors, authors, and performers. Tables are limited, and may be reserved at www.wihff.com.