WOMEN IN HORROR: A Month-Long Look into the Ladies Crafting the Worlds of Fear! Day One – Meg Duffy
WOMEN IN HORROR: A Month-Long Look into the Ladies Crafting the Worlds of Fear
1. What first drew you into the world of horror?
I feel like I was always drawn to horror from as far back as I can remember. We watched the classics as kids, Halloween was always a big deal. Reading and watching horror stories has always been a part of my life.
2. What film/book/show was the biggest influence on you?
Steven King’s IT, the book, mini-series and even now the newest film is at the top of the list. There was so much that as a young teen spoke to me. Now, as an adult, I found that same strong connection with IT Chapter 2.
3. What actor/director/writer do you consider your biggest influence?
Such a hard question! It’s virtually impossible to choose only one. I can maybe get a top-three which would be Stephen King, Vincent Price, and Cassandra Peterson.
4. Who would you consider to be your horror twin?
At this stage of my life, I feel pretty close to Lily Munster.
5. What do you think you would you be doing if you weren’t involved with the horror community?
I can’t really imagine my life without horror, so I’d say I would be doing what I am now just not as spooky!
6. Plug some of your past, present, and upcoming projects.
Getting to work on my daughter Fiona Fright’s short film Daddy Dearest was the most amazing project ever! We always have new stuff we are working on, currently, we are prepping for Rock and Shock and the Dead of Autumn film fest. We’re also working with artists such as Artmuffin and Alex Hoey in bringing their art to soapy life! I’ve got a list a mile long of all the stuff I want to make.
7. Where do you like folks to follow you on social media?
Facebook and Instagram primarily and sometimes Twitter – FrightfullyClean and FionasFright
8. Where can folks find your work?
9. Which horror icon would you most/least like to go up against?
I’d love to swim with the Creature from the Black Lagoon! Least, I am going to say Candyman.
10. Any advice for young ladies aspiring to become involved in the horror community?
Do what you love, don’t think that you’re not as good or less than. Don’t be afraid to reach for the spookiest of heights because you never know where it could take you. No one has taught me more about this than my own daughter who by the age of 10 had made multiple short films and won awards in festivals.
11. Who is on your Horror Mt. Rushmore? This can be actors, writers, directors, characters.
Bride of Frankenstein, Steven King, Vincent Price and Elvira.