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Women in Horror Q&A with Vicky Bagley

Women in Horror Q&A with Vicky Bagley

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Tell us about yourself:

American girl, raised in Stockholm Sweden. I turned my fear into the one true love of my life, horror is a huge part of who I am.
I’ve been a writer for as long as I can remember, I’m constantly finding journals from when I was little, stories about dragons and ghosts and princesses who were fighting off all the evil in the world. A storyteller, that is what I am.
I have worked in childcare for 12 years now. At schools and preschools around Stockholm, as well as schools and orphanages/day centers, in Cambodia.
My dreams of becoming a special effects makeup artist are always in the back of my mind, they’re constantly being put on hold because “you need a day job” apparently. Like many out there, I’d like to work with my passions full-time.
I’m just a odd and quirky creature who uses her creativeness to help her from going under. Absolutely love to travel, whether I go back home to Tacoma, or to my home away from home, which forever will be my beloved Siem Reap, I am always content with my surroundings.

Why do you dig horror?

It started as a fear of the dark at a very young age. I used to force myself to watch scary movies, to get over that fear, and it helped. I fell in love. The adrenaline rush, that indescribable feeling you get. It’s just amazing how one genre is capable of bringing so many people together.

Tell us about some of your projects. Say as much as you want!

I wrote and co-directed a gory Valentine’s Day short, that probably won’t ever see the light of day and I’m trying to keep it that way.
Was invited as one of 30 directors to do a little thing for Jen and Sylvia soska’s Massive Blood Drive PSA, my short ‘Inner Turmoil’ was released on February 15th. Rare Deviant Productions, run by me and Jasmine Martinez is, are currently working on a few projects, this including a post apocalyptic short, along with a crucial message to the world and its inhabitants.
For two years in a row I’ve done makeup challenges for WiHM on my instagram account, where I each day of February will post gory, yet somewhat fascinating posts of my creations, I try to do the same for Halloween as well.

How has being a woman in the industry helped / hurt you?

If anything, I have found some brilliant women with the same interests. Some who I’m creating with and some who I’d love to create with in the future. We’re all learning how life works, no one has it figured out. You ca be calm as a duck on the surface, and paddle like hell underneath.

Tell a woman who wants to get into horror something you wish someone had told you.

When something goes wrong, don’t you dare give up, you keep on trucking. You’re not alone. Look for like-minded people, they are out there. Create, contribute and collaborate. Don’t let others’ opinion of you, or your work of art determine what you do. Take advice, but always follow that little voice inside your head, that voice is who you are.

 

The Women in Horror Month Q&A feature is brought to you by Strangeful Things, The Hilarious Podcast about Horrible Things!

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