Our Conversation with Tara C. Hall

Tara is a Writer, Director, and Producer, and is a veteran this year!

Which of your achievements to date are you most proud of?

I am proudest of my writing achievements.

What’s your favorite horror film and why?

Evil Dead 2. It was so raw, so visceral, so funny and so different from the other horror films that I had seen up to that point. It was at that moment that I decided to be a filmmaker.

Who is your hero in the horror world and why?

George A. Romero is a hero of mine. Films like Martin and Season of the Witch remind me that “monsters” are a product of our society or simply those who don’t conform to it.

Share a practical tip for a woman who wants to do what you do.

Filmmaking is a collaboration, so find like-minded people who share your vision.

Inspire someone who is not where they want to be in the industry yet.

I have yet to meet anyone who is where they want to be in the industry. Just keep making your art.

Scare the crap out of us with something you have done or plan on doing!

I was running in the park and another jogger came up uncomfortably close behind me. At first I stopped to let him pass, then I got so angry I chased him out of the park. I never thought I was a scary person, but I made a grown man run away from me, glancing over his shoulder to make sure he was a safe.

What projects do you have coming up?

I’m shooting a psychological thriller called Single Family Home in the summer. I have a female serial killer thriller called God’s Work Is Never Done in development and I’m writing a few other horror related projects.