We all know good and well to stay away from the coal mines on Valentine’s Day in the small town of Valentine Bluff. We know the legend of old Harry Warden who is said to haunt those mines seeking vengeance if anyone should celebrate the Valentine’s holiday again… But then there’s another legend…one about a beautiful female miner who stalks those same dark corridors. One who is just as quick to stick a pick-axe through your melon as she is to give you a smile…We’ve come to calling her Harriet Warden. And unlike Harry, she will rip the still beating heart out of your chest any day of the year…
Sarah Snyder has appeared in such films as Scarlet Rain, Dead Woman’s Hollow (www.deadwomanshollow.com), and the upcoming Ghoul Society and Night of the Living Dead (www.facebook.com/NOTLD2012).
I had the opportunity to ask Sarah why she happens to be such an intense fan of the horror genre. Here’s her response: I have been a huge horror fan since I was literally like 4 years old. I used to stay up late on the weekends with my dad and he would let me watch USA’s Up All Night with Rhonda Shear. It would usually be Friday the 13th or Halloween marathons, sometimes stuff like Motel Hell. Just awesome 70’s and 80’s flicks that even at a young age I completely adored them. My parents always let me see blood and guts, I would have to close my eyes when there was nudity, but they explained all the blood and stuff was fake, and I understood that, so I always loved all the creative kills and all the blood and gore. I love special FX the most in films, like oldschool practical FX, not CGI. I get that CGI and practical FX together can look great, but I like seeing a good practical gag the most. I love all sorts of horror, I have a collection of over 2000 horror dvds, seriously. I probably only own 10 dvds that aren’t considered horror. My house is plastered with horror movie posters and memoribillia, seriously, even in my kitchen and living room the walls cannot be seen because I have so many posters up. I decorate like a 16 year old boy would, but it’s what I love I started acting about 6 years ago and I strictly act in horror films, because that is what I love. I will turn down a drama or a comedy any day, but I will never turn down a horror movie if I feel the part is right for me.
Enjoy Sarah’s slasher themed Devil Girl spread and be sure to give her a warm welcome to the Trash Cinema Collective.
-The Primal Root
photos by Eric Harbaugh at Eric’s Eye Photography: ericseyephotography.com
costume and gore effects by Troy Smith at Have a Heart Productions