Who is Jessica Dwyer?
Jessica Dwyer grew up comfortable in a world filled with the macabre of late night creature features and sci-fi rubber monsters. From a young age she was drawn to the darker side of Universal Horror Movies, Hammer Films, and strange TV series that most five and six year olds would be terrified of like The Nightstalker and Dark Shadows. It continued into a love of science fiction with Doctor Who, Star Trek, Blakes 7. It wasn’t just TV & movies for Jessica as she dived into a world filled with books by authors like Clive Barker, Edgar Alan Poe, and HP Lovecraft. Comic books were read by the box full as were Famous Monsters of Filmland, Fangoria, and Gorezone.
Jessica has been the creator and editor of the Fangirl Magazine website for over the last ten years. In that time she has covered numerous film, TV, and literature projects. She expanded the site to a radio broadcast four years ago and has since interviewed major Hollywood actors and directors on the show as well as artists and writers in various genres. The broadcast continues to grow in listeners and fans. Some of the guests the broadcast showcased include Vincent D’Onofrio, Cillian Murphy, various members of the cast of The Walking Dead as well as Doctor Who.
Jessica’s goal with the site as well as the radio show is to showcase the female fan’s perspective and to give a voice to the girl “geek.” It’s been a success and with each year the site’s fans growing non-stop. Fangirl Magazine is packed with news, reviews, and essays about the world of entertainment, all from a fresh and original point of view of the female fan.
She has been a contributor to HorrorHound Magazine since issue 2 having been nominated for a Rondo Hatton Award in 2013 and 2015 for her work in the magazine. She’s consecutively brought in some of the biggest names in the industry for interviews and coverage of films and television. Some of these include exclusives with Sir Anthony Hopkins, Benicio Del Toro, David Tennant, Wes Craven, and Dario Argento to name a few.
During her time working with HorrorHound writer and director Adam Green used Jessica’s interview with him regarding Hatchet as part of his press package to help sell the film. Her interviews and work with creator Clive Barker and his collaborator Mark Miller led to the first ever showing of the Cabal Cut Nightbreed footage at HorrorHound Weekend after her suggestion to view it during the event. The Cabal Cut of Nightbreed would eventually be picked up by Scream Factory for release and win multiple awards.
Jessica has moderated and been a guest at multiple conventions over the years. She moderated the 30th Anniversary Re-Animator Panel as well as the Freddy Vs. Jason Reunion at HorrorHound Weekend. She was on the Women In Horror Panel at the first Geek Girl Con in Seattle, WA and will be a guest at the upcoming Eucon in Eugene, OR this year.
Jessica has had her short fiction published in a compilation called Uncanny Allegories from Post Mortem Press and has written introductions to numerous works including the Drive-In Horrorshow comic book, and the anthology Isolation. She is also a contributing writer for the magazine Jamais-Vu where she is reviewing films as well as conducting interviews.
Jessica has been showcased on radio and podcast series such as Nightwatch, Delamorte’s Dungeon of Deadly Delights, and The JEH Podcast. She’s been featured on numerous women in horror lists as well as part of Women In Horror Month. She can also be seen in the Jamie Lee Curtis Documentary “The Night She Came Home” on the Halloween Blu Ray release, the upcoming Monster Kids documentary, and as part of the HorrorHound Magazine Documentary.