February is Women in Horror Month! As part of the Horror News Network spotlight on women this month we have talked to Jennifer Van Gessel about her experience as a woman creator in the world of horror. Jennifer is writing the film “Beast No More” due for release in 2017 and the one-shot comic prequel “Beast No More: Metamorphosis” as well as “Unleash” for Amigo Comics. She is also working on the “Nancy in Hell” television pilot. This busy lady told us about her experience as a female creator and offered some insights into her creative process.
We recently caught up with writer Jennifer Van Gessel to discuss her latest project, “Beast No More.” Van Gessel is writing both the film, “Beast No More,” due for release in 2017 and the one-shot comic prequel, “Beast No More: Metamorphosis,” coming out this month from Amigo Comics. In this interview, Jennifer gives us more information about the story itself and tells us how a spooky event in her childhood helped shape this tale.
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Amigo Comics included Beast No More: Metamorphosis in their announcement of their January solicitations yesterday. Of note was that this was a “one-shot prequel to accompany the feature film Beast No More, due for release 2017, starring Jessica Tovey and Dan Ewing, written by Jennifer Van Gessel.” The film is directed by Aaron Warwick who worked with Van Gessel on the Nancy In Hell television pilot. Don’t be surprised if this film is not yet on your radar as it is listed on IMDb as still filming and has yet to receive much press. So little press, in fact, that there is not really much more to say about the film at the time of this writing. However, a standout here is that Jennifer Van Gessel is a writer for the film and the writer of the comic. Having a movie and comic tie-in can provide a publicity boost for both properties and the January release date of the comic should help generate interest in the film expected later in the year. The synopsis for each is below. read more