Horror Pride Month: Up and Coming Filmmaker Megan Frazier
One of the best parts of doing our annual Pride Month series here at iHorror is meeting fresh talent who are in the process of making their mark on the genre. This year, we’ve had several and it’s especially good to be finishing out the month with one such individual. Megan Frazier is a writer and a directing hopeful with a lot to say.
Megan Frazier has been a horror fan for as long as she can remember. Her sister who is seven years older than her started young Megan on the path, reading Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark to her when she was still a toddler. It wasn’t until the last year or two, however, that Frazier really found her passion in film while taking a course at her university.
“I took a class about a year and a half ago, now called Sex, Race and Politics in the American Horror Film and my professor was so badass,” Frazier explained. “She was this incredible human. The final project was to rewrite a scene from one of the movies we watched in class and explain why you rewrote it the way you did. So, I chose the ending of Candyman and she loved what I did with it. She loved how it flowed and why I did what I did. I just thought, if this person loves and admires what I’ve done so much, then there must be something to this. ”
To say that the experience set off a chain of events would be an understatement. Frazier had always been a writer interested in theater, but now her attentions turned toward film, and she currently has three scripts in the works including a slasher, a zombie film that pairs a non-binary protagonist with a MAGA supporter, and a psychological thriller.
She jumps from idea to idea and genre to genre, she says, after being inspired by Justin Simien’s film Bad Hair which turned horror tropes on their head and planted the seeds for a few new ones in the process.
“This is also why I feel so strongly about creating horror, now,” she said. “I never saw me in these stories. Even when there was a lesbian in horror films, there was always like a disconnect. Then, in high school I started watching The L Word and I got more into queer culture, I guess. I got so tired of not seeing myself in these movies. I always knew that I wasn’t straight. I used to ask my mom when I was going to become a boy because I’m the only gay member of my family. So I thought you had to be a boy to like a girl, and I thought I’ll just magically become one someday. I finally learned it didn’t have to be that way, and I’ve kind of just been Megan ever since.”
Being Megan seems like quite a lot when you consider the objectives she’s laid out for herself. The budding filmmaker points out that even now in genre filmmaking so few LGBTQ+ characters exist and those who do, are little more than shells of people serving only to check off boxes in diversity discussions.
“It feels like they’re trying to include us so no one complains but at the same time they don’t give that character anything to stand for,” Frazier pointed out. “I try to give each character a story without hitting your over the head with it. I talk to my friends who non-binary and trans before I write a new character. I ask questions about what people want to see and I have people around me who are open to that conversation. I feel lucky to have those people around me.”
From where I’m sitting, it also appears we’re lucky to have Megan Frazier on our side. We’ll certainly be watching her career as it develops.
‘The Boogeyman’ Director, Rob Savage Wants to Remake Stephen King’s ‘The Langoliers’
Rob Savage is making the rounds for his adaptation of Stephen King’s The Boogeyman. Of course while out making the rounds he was asked if he wanted to remake any other King books. Of course, he had an answer ready and waiting.
Savage chose King’s The Langoliers. This is a short story from Four Past Midnight that was all about a plane trip that ends up crossing dimensions and meeting up with a deadly being known as The Langoliers who are responsible for eating yesterday.
The synopsis for The Langoliers goes like this:
Ten passengers on a red-eye flight from L.A. to Boston discover that they are not the only people on the plane, but after making an emergency landing in Bangor, Maine, they discover that they are the only people on the planet. This film was based off the Stephen King short story Four Past Midnight.
The Langoliers made for a television movie event. The tv movie mainly flopped and was only remembered for its terrible CG effects for Langolier creatures. But, some, like myself loved the story and the cast that worked on the King project. The whole thing plays out like a Twilight Zone episode and it’s a lot of fun overall.
All that said, it would be great to see what Rob Savage would do the entire project. For one, would he make it into a series with multiple episodes? Or, would he go for the film route?
Did you like The Langoiers? Do you think it needs to be remade? Let us know in the comments section.
Watch ‘Terrifier 2’ Now For Free on Tubi
Terrifier 2 is one of those releases that makes us want to watch it over and over and over again. That re-watchability has pulled us back in a few times. That is why the news that Terrifier 2 being on Peacock for free is so rad. Time to get in a few more rewatches.
The return of Art the Clown managed to bring a hell of a lot of good and bad press with it. The fact that people threw up in theaters… or maybe pretended to sure did make a lot of people come out to see the film. Of course, that is awesome news for the film and its hardworking filmmakers.
The synopsis for Terrifier 2 goes like this:
Resurrected by a sinister entity, Art the Clown returns to Miles County to terrorize a teenage girl and her younger brother on Halloween night.
If you haven’t watched Terrifier 2 yet what are you waiting for? You need to give it a look. It is one of those incredibly brutal slashers that have staying power.
Head over to Tubi and give Terrifier 2 a watch. If you hadn’t seen it before make sure to let us know what you think.
‘Hocus Pocus 3’ Has Been Confirmed At Disney
Hocus Pocus was a huge hit. The sequel managed to do really well on Disney+ and scared up a whole lot of candy corn and celebration. It managed to be a huge hit over the Halloween season and we were pretty pleased with it ourselves.
Well, the great news is that Disney’s Sean Baily went ahead and straight up confirmed that there will be a third Hocus Pocus film. The involvement of new witches Whitney Bailey, Belissa Escobedo and Lilia Buckingham is all but confirmed.
We could be looking at a stand alone series with the new witches involved or it could be possible that we may see a lot more of The Sanderson Sisters. We are really hoping to see the classic sisters. They are the heart of Hocus Pocus for me and that feeling isn’t going to be replaced anytime soon.
Hocus Pocus 2 went like this:
Three young women accidentally bring back the Sanderson Sisters to modern day Salem and must figure out how to stop the child-hungry witches from wreaking havoc on the world.
Are you excited about a sequel to Hocus Pocus? Are you hoping to see more Sanderson Sisters? Let us know in the comments section.