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Our Conversation with Spinster Eskie

Spinster is an author and is a Gallery WIHM Rookie this year!

Which of your achievements to date are you most proud of?

Dark Rainbows: Queer Erotic Horror, Riverdale Avenue Books

What’s your favorite horror film and why?

The first film to ever terrify me was “The Shining”. My five year old self never got over how deeply disturbing those twin girls were. However, I must have always been a masochist because even at that age, I enjoyed the sensation of fear. “Martyrs” is the only other film to freak me out as much in my adult years.

Who is your hero in the horror world and why?

My father introduced me to horror, so he’s my real hero. Along with old timey monster movies, we used to watch “Twilight Zone” together. While the series is usually considered science-fiction, Rod Serling’s understanding of the darkness of human nature also makes him a god in within the horror genre.

Share a practical tip for a woman who wants to do what you do.

Competition is needless. Support women artists. Create a sisterhood of like-minded warriors.

Inspire someone who is not where they want to be in the industry yet.

Google female horror writers and filmmakers. See the list that comes up? That list was much shorter a decade ago!

Scare the crap out of us with something you have done or plan on doing!

I have been honoring women horror every Halloween since the early 2000s. These costumes include Agent Scully, Elizabeth Bathory, Carrie, and the forlorn ghost from “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark”.

What projects do you have coming up?

I am working on my first novel and you can find me featured in North State Writers’ “Curious Things”.