To celebrate Women in Horror Month,
I'm happy to feature writer/director, Kristen Gorlitz and the first in her series of
the horror comic, The Empties.
What happens when love dies? Most of us have experienced the end of a relationship - even the best breakups aren't easy, but the worst ones are messy and leave us battered and bruised, or numb. The love we thought we would have forever is no longer. And something that was good leaves us rotten on the inside. Yeah, I've been there. So you can see why I thought that the messy side of relationships would be fertile grounds for a one of a kind horror story, The Empties. Because when love dies, something of us dies with it... and is reborn in a flesh-eating monster!
The Empties is 150+ page horror graphic novel with story by Kristen Renee Gorlitz and savage artwork by Eli Powell!
Kristen Renee Gorlitz graduated with honors from Grand Valley State University with a BA in narrative film. During college, she interned under Rebecca Green (Producer, It Follows) at Tic Toc Studios.
After graduating, she went on to work in the art department on films such as 30 Minutes or Less (Dir. Ruben Fleischer, Venom), Virginia (Dir. Dustin Lance Black, Milk), The Steam Experiment (Dir. Philippe Martinez, Game of Death), and Offspring (Dir. Andrew Van Den Houten, The Ranger). With this experience, Kristen moved to Los Angeles where she formed her own production company, Strange Worlds Production Studios.
In the beginning of 2017, Kristen joined the team at NBCUniversal as an assistant manager in TV distribution. In her spare time, she directs movies and comic books. Her horror story, The Empties, is an official selection of The Global Independent Film Awards and The Independent Horror Movie Awards and is now released as a graphic novel. Find it on Kickstarter here: http://www.horrorcomicbook.com.
Fan of the macabre and creepy?
Looking for something new to read?
February is a great time to check out all the
awesome and diverse women horror writers!!