Q&A with Kristina Klebe, Director of “As Human As Animal”

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Name a Horror character you relate to on a spiritual level? Who is your Horror spirit animal?
Well, I guess since my non-horror spirit animal is a wolf… my horror spirit animal would have to be a werewolf.

You’ve gotta go through some bad ideas to get to the good ones. Tell us one of your bad ideas. How do you get past the bad ones to find your spark?
Bad idea? Never.
I’m currently in a writer’s room for a new TV show and it’s amazing how many bad ideas one has… but what you do is work through them to get to the nuggets of gold… it really is like mining for gold… there’s so much dirt but the gold is worth digging for. The key in my opinion is not to judge. Don’t judge yourself for having a bad idea and don’t judge others for having them.

Do you consider yourself part of a horror community?
Absolutely and gratefully so. The horror community is the most welcoming community in Hollywood.

When you’re building the world of your film, where do you look for inspiration?
I start by watching a lot of movies with similar themes, characters, worlds… I’ll rewatch movies that I love for inspiration… watching any Bunuel film gets my creative juices flowing… then I research the subject matter at hand so that I can fill in any information gaps I might have about it… I also get inspired by other types of art – music of course – but I love going through photography books, re-visiting my favorite artists in museums – Turner and Miro always inspire…

What would you do if you woke up inside of your film?
Probably cry and pray it was a dream.

Who would be on your ultimate horror villain squad?
I’m not entirely sure what this question means – but if I had a horror squad, I’d want only women on it and here are just a few I’d add to the team :
Chelsea Peters, Gigi Guerrero, Jovanka Vukovic and Natasha Kermani (if you don’t know who these bad-asses are, look them up and you’ll understand)

Lightning round: Freddy or Jason? Stephen King or H.P. Lovecraft? Practical or CGI? Post Apocalypse or Pre Apocalypse?
Freddy, Stephen King, 1/3 Practical 2/3 CGI, Post Apocalypse

And finally, Ghostface would like to know ‘What’s your favourite scary movie?’
I’d probably have to say The Shining – but I also love horror comedies and Bubba Hotep and the Evil Dead series is certainly up there for laughs.