Cass Clarke

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Location
Boston, MA
School
Suffolk University, Emerson College
Expertise
Scream Franchise, Marvel Comics, Queer Feminist Criticism
  • Cass delights in interviewing creators about horror films and has had the pleasure to interview beloved horror icons like Mark Hamill, Barbara Crampton, Elvira, and Keith David.
  • They once moderated a panel on Shudder's Cursed Film docu-series at 2022's WonderCon.
  • Their debut queer horror novella The Caretaker will be released in 2023 from Hear Us Scream Press.

Experience

Cass has been in love with the power of film since their dad taught them how to record VHS tapes on a VCR. A lifelong horror fan, they're a proud member of GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics and a Rotten Tomatoes-approved critic. Their love of scary stories has led them to cover genre films at various festivals, including Fantasia International Film Festival, Overlook Film Festival, and Sundance. With a focus on subversive horror, their work has been published at Fangoria, Rue Morgue, Daily Dead, Dread Central, Marvel.com, Den of Geek, and more. Monthly, they co-host a podcast called Horror Hangover, where they conduct reviews, interviews, and deep dives into horror film history. Cass has been a martial artist for over two decades and loves to see film and television capture the art form authentically. In their spare time, they teach Taekwon-do to children.

Education

Cass has a Bachelor's degree in English Literature from Suffolk University; later they expanded their love of worldbuilding to obtain an MFA in Creative Writing & Publishing from Emerson College.
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