Alicia Faucher and Larissa Thomas Talk ‘Allie And Lara Make A Horror Movie’
“A feminist screenwriting duo take the leap to directing on their first epic creature feature. Can they defeat the naysayers, nemeses, and night stalkers without the help of Satan? No. They need his money.”
So goes the logline for “Allie And Lara Make A Horror Movie,” an upcoming webseries written by the dynamic duo of Alicia Faucher and Larissa Thomas. Twelve episodes are planned for the series’ first season, which describes itself as a “comedy of horrors” that tackles the making of a fictionalized horror movie called Womantis.
We chatted with Alicia and Larissa as well as the main cast members, Maddy Foley (Allie) and Heather Dicke (Lara) to find out more about their inspirations, heavy metal vs. classic rock, and the wily Womantis.
Alicia and Larissa, tell us a little bit about yourselves and what made you want to make a webseries about making a horror movie (It’s so meta!)? What might surprise people about the two of you?
What are some of the horror movies you love that inspired you to embark upon this project? And what about TV shows?
What’s up with the heavy metal in the soundtrack? Why is heavy metal so important for not only horror movies but also being creative?
Womantis: The Woman, The Mantis, The Legend—tell us more about this creature.
Why do you think that so many artists fail to successfully combine horror and comedy? What is it about your series that will prove those two genres belong together?
Why is classic rock so important to your creative process?
What can you tell us about the production crew?
Tell us about the cast.
Heather and Maddy, what attracted you to this project?
Tell us about the Drunken Cinema event that’s coming up in Toronto. Why did you choose Jennifer’s Body? What can attendees expect?
Alicia Faucher and Larissa Thomas are currently applying for Independent Production Funding for “Allie and Lara Make a Horror Movie.” They plan to shoot the series’ first season in Fall 2017.
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Facebook Event Page for the Drunken Cinema screening of Jennifer’s Body: https://www.facebook.com/events/1812355969017815/