Thursday, April 8, 2010


I found that when it comes to coming up with ideas and accepting new members to TPOT-D, that I cannot do this alone. I wanted to originally establish a set of 5 women to help me out with things of the sort, but as a group of only 11 members, I found that to be a little over the top. Once TPOT-D has more ladies, I will stretch the two of us into a "cabinet" if you will to help make this little operation move a bit more smoothly. As for right now, I've selected an absolutely fabulous lady to help me out with this. I chose her because of her impeccable writing skills, her knowledge of the business, and because she's a fellow LoTT-D'er with me. So my partner in crime is none other than Jeanette Leonardo.

AREA OF EXPERTISE: Monsters of course!

I’m an aspiring Ph.D. student in English with a penchant for monsters and horror films. I wanted to be Anne Baxter as Nefertiri in the Ten Commandments when I grew up, but when that didn’t work out I turned to studying literature. I teach composition to college freshmen to feed my growing addiction for monsters, and in my spare time I watch horror movies, blog, lurk and write seminar papers.
Area of Expertise: Horror criticism is my bag and I use critical theory (Freud, Lacan, Kristeva, Creed, Clover) to deconstruct and analyze horror texts. My blog is dedicated to my love of monsters and horror films. From James Whale's The Bride of Frankenstein to
American Psycho, I live to explore the figure of the monster and his/her/its symbolic place in popular culture

Meet the Ladies of the Tea Part PT 4

NAME: B-Movie Becky
BLOG: The Horror Effect
AREA OF EXPERTISE: Technical aspects of filmmaking, since she is a film school graduate and aspiring filmmaker and Slasher films, especially Halloween and Friday the 13th series
Upon the lap of my guffawing father, I was raised on the horror film. Armed with a clunky VHS camcorder, I fell in love with film making at the age of thirteen in my rural hometown of Maple Valley, Washington. Countless short films and bottles of fake blood later, I went on to earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film Production, with minors in Honors and Legal Studies, at Chapman University in Orange, California. After graduation, I married the man I met over a friendly game of Counter-Strike nine years ago. We have since graduated from Counter-Terrorist vs. Terrorists to Infected vs. Survivors. When it comes to film making, we are partners in crime and are constantly working on new projects. I am currently editing a documentary on ecology for a non-profit organization and continuing to build my resume with film experience.NAME: Sarah Jahier
BLOG: Fatally-Yours
AREA OF EXPERTISE: Just about everything!
Sarah “Fatally Yours” Jahier is the founder, editor and journalist for horror review site Sarah took the horror world by storm back in 2005 when she debuted and it is now the go-to site for all things horror, covering everything from independent to mainstream horror films, music and books to horror products and clothing companies as well as featuring interviews with the big names in horror as well as the up-and-comers.

Sarah prides her horror site on giving honest reviews for the genre she so loves. Everything is done “for the love of horror” (the motto and tagline of and in an effort to truly represent all the great (and not so great) horror that is out there! You can find her at:

NAME: Nicki Nix
BLOG: Hey! Look Behind You!
AREA OF EXPERTISE: I'm a true fan girl at heart and soul.

I started my blog a year ago on Jan 7th. I'm sure like most of us, I grew up on a steady diet of all things horror. My parents were great enough to never censor me and my brothers and they also let us have cable tv in our rooms. That was the start of my exposure to horror movies. I'd spend my Saturday nights watching back-to-back Tales from the Darkside and Monsters. Then I would spend my Sunday nights staying up later than I was supposed to watching Friday the 13th series. I'd scan the tv guide to find the latest horror movies listed and I'd raid my local Blockbuster and Hollywood video for anything horror movie with an interesting cover box. I grew up not knowing that my love for horror was acceptable amongst other people. My friends knew how much I loved it because that's all we watched at sleepovers and that's I spent my weekends at the theater seeing whatever horror movie came out.

It wasn't until after college where I meant a friend that introduced me to the world of conventions. At first I was so excited to be meeting awesome people but just being surrounded by my own kind broke me out of my shell. My social discomforts goes away when I go to conventions. In the real world I'm very uncomfortable about people I don't know and it takes me time to warm up but when I'm around my people, I know I can chit chat about anything and they get me. It's nice to be around people who get you.