As exciting as it’s been to speak with big name horror film directors like Greg McLean and Eli Roth, The New Horror Handbook also will be introducing you to some up-and-comers who prove what the “new horror” is all about.
Emily Hagins made her first feature film, Pathogen, at the age of 12. She didn’t just shoot some footage one weekend with her friends and abandon the whole project once something good came on TV. She cast it, did the makeup effects, convinced stores and schools to let her shoot on their premises, landed a grant, and saw the whole thing through to DVD sales.
If that wasn’t wild enough, she had a trio of filmmakers following her around from Day One — to make a documentary about her! Zombie Girl is coming your way soon. Check out this trailer, and later this year, the behind-the-scenes stories of Emily and the Zombie Girl crew in the pages of The New Horror Handbook!