It seems like we’re some of the last people to find out just how prolific and well known this week’s Overlook Hour guest is but we were happy to finally join the party. She’s a published author with several film adaptations inspired by her work, runs several blogs, and is referred to as the “female Stephen King”. And she is the person responsible for compiling and editing When Animals Attack: The 70 Best Horror Movies with Killer Animals, which several of the Overlook's creatures were lucky enough to contribute to. We are thrilled to welcome Vanessa Morgan to the show.
Hailing from Belgium, Vanessa talks about the very different state of the film industry in her country, mentioning the few recent releases to come out of it and acknowledging that there are almost none to speak of. That, however, didn't stop her from cultivating a wealth of movie knowledge, especially when it comes to her favorite sub-genre of animal attack films.
In addition to her books and short stories, Vanessa also runs two blogs:
Traveling Cats, which documents the many cats that she has some across while traveling,
and Celluloid Diaries, which is an all things film site, focusing on film festivals and movie recommendations. Her published work includes Avalon: A Heartwarming True Cat Story, Drowned Sorrow, Next to Her, and The Strangers Outside. And she's also about to finish anther book!
I think I'm starting to see why people call her the female Stephen King...
You can connect with Vanessa through Twitter, and keep up with Traveling Cats on Twitter, Facebook, and their newsletter. Sign up for it here.
And don't forget to get your own copy of When Animals Attack: The 70 Best Horror Movies with Killer Animals!