October 31st, 2006 12:54 EST
Death Becomes Her
I was honored this week to have had the opportunity to chat with horror icon, Heidi Martinuzzi. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Heidi has taken the horror world by storm.
A former writer for Bloody-Disgusting.com and Film Threat Magazine, Heidi is also a horror film expert for E! on their True Hollywood Stories. Heidi recently graced the screen on E!’s Texas Chainsaw Massacre Special celebrating the opening of Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning.
Horror fanatic Heidi pays homage to Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, and thanks her for wetting her appetite for terror at a very early age.
Heidi teamed up with Amy Lynn Best and Jennifer Whildin in July 2004 and opened the coffin doors of Pretty-Scary.net, a website devoted to the women of horror. Heidi says Pretty-Scary is a website designed for women, by women, and is a safe place for the women of horror to meet, talk, and promote their products. She tells me that woman are pretty…pretty scary. I couldn’t agree more.
Pretty-Scary.net is a fright girls haven and plays host to sections on film, literature, music, reviews, first rate interviews, and just about anything else under the full, blood moon. Of course, there is a chance you’ll run across a glittering, pink unicorn…just be on your toes. The unicorn may look pretty, but you can bet it’s armed to the teeth and has never had a rabies shot.
Heidi also joined up with Amy Lynn Best to start WIH, the Women in Horror Organization, this year. Members can be added to and have access to a database of female horror professionals. The database was designed to help female professionals in the horror industry network and collaborate their efforts.
Heidi is currently busy at work on a novel about female horror film directors and has written, produced, and co-directed her own horror short, Wretched, which is in post-production.
Heidi has also graced the silver screen in several horror films including Evil Ever After with Scream Queen, Brink Stevens and Joe Bob Briggs. She makes another TV appearance tonight, just in time for Halloween, on G4’s “Attack of the Show”, where she will be in a hot debate over the Best Zombie Film Ever.
You can drop Heidi and the girls a line at www.pretty-scary.net or visit her website www.thehorrorpost.com