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Meet Anna Acevedo

Today we’d like to introduce you to Anna Acevedo.

Anna, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I am a self-proclaimed, “third-generation Halloween/horror enthusiast.” My mother was the one who introduced me to the genre at a young age and at 5-years-old my association of Halloween with scary movies meant all the thrills of the season were around the corner. When I first watched “Elvira: Mistress of the Dark,” I wanted to be her when I grew up. Not just because she was utterly beautiful and totally fierce, but for the simple fact that she got to hang out with all the monsters in the Halloween commercials – she became an icon. As I got older, my passion for the genre flourished and in a way, helped surface my love for writing.

Two years ago, I was contacted by a friend on Facebook informing me that an independently run Horror website was recruiting new writers. I jumped at the opportunity and since had the opportunity to attend amazing events – advance movie screenings, conventions, media preview nights for Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights, Warner Bros. Studios Horror Made Here (2018), and Knott’s Scary Farm. I’ve wrote movie reviews, event recaps, editorials, and conducted interviews on behalf of the site.

While attending these events, I’ve networked with so many artists, vendors, and fellow writers – which has influenced me to finally pursue creating my own site. I want readers to feel the same way I do when walking through haunts, watch a movie, or read a book and find the absolute joy that this spooky season has to offer. I oftentimes get asked why I love Horror so much to which I reply, “When you’re scared and all that adrenaline invades your body, that’s a moment when you feel the most alive.” I hope to use this platform in a way where I can trap that feeling in my words for readers to release for their interpretations.

Has it been a smooth road?
I’ve experienced a few bumps in the road, some of which I’ve managed to set up for myself. Social anxiety and an introverted mindset have kept me from accepting certain assignments that involved direct interaction with celebrities. I don’t necessarily consider it a negative element but being a single mom has made the road full of twists and turns.

We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
My site will highlight much more than what meets the eye in films. I plan on showcasing more of what happens in the background like special effects makeup, costume design, creature construction, screenplay, etc.

Let’s touch on your thoughts about our city – what do you like the most and least?
Los Angeles is a city with an immense amount of culture waiting to be discovered. That means different interpretations of what is considered frightening. There’s a laundry list of folklore inspirations, art styles and forms, along with stories to be told and heard. The one downfall (not just here but everywhere) I witnessed is people forgetting to be respectful to one another.

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