WOMEN IN HORROR: A Month-Long Look into the Ladies Crafting the Worlds of Fear! Day Seven – Alicia of Paranormal Punchers!
1. What first drew you into the world of horror?
My best friend was really into the campy 80’s horror when I was growing up, but my husband really opened my interest in horror. He would only allow horror movies to be viewed during the month of October, which eventually turned into October & November, and then September, October, November…
2. What film/book/show was the biggest influence on you?
I have a tendency to gravitate more toward the creature/alien horror movies – The Thing, Stranger Things, The Mist, Exists
3. What actor/director/writer do you consider your biggest influence?
Joss Whedon – he has the perfect mix of horror & comedy
4. Who would you consider to be your horror twin?
5. What do you think you would you be doing if you weren’t involved with the horror community?
I am what is considered a vampire in my daily profession (phlebotomist is the technical term), so I think horror is in my, ahem, blood.
6. Plug some of your past, present, and upcoming projects.
Our podcast, Paranormal Punchers, can be found bi-weekly wherever you listen to podcasts, we have written a comic book that is based in our weird podcast world, & we have so much that is in pre-production, including another comic book issue, a board game based on the hollow Earth, & a stand-alone Bigfoot novel.
7. Where do you like folks to follow you on social media?
Instagram: @paranormalpunchers, twitter: @ppunchers, Facebook group: Paranormal Punchers
8. Where can folks find your work?
Our podcast Paranormal Punchers can be found on all podcast search apps, & our comic book, stickers, and shirts can be found through our website paranormalpunchers.com/shop/
9. Which horror icon would you most/least like to go up against?
I’m a wimp, so I would probably run the other way. I used to joke with my husband that I would sacrifice myself in a zombie apocalypse for him b/c I can’t run very fast
10. Who is on your Horror Mt. Rushmore? This can be actors, writers, directors, characters.
Joss Whedon, Bruce Campbell, John Carpenter