Tens Scary Minutes would gratefully like to acknowledge the following people who make up our judging and advisory group.
Larger than life super fan!
Nicky Jones (aka Mr. Horror) is a New York native. Born, raised… and currently residing in New York City NY. Hailing from a mostly religious family, Nicky grew up being the very antithesis to such things. While his family’s religious roots were respected, they never quite piqued his interest as much as shooting hoops, gaming and watching horror movies with his friends. His first horror experience was seeing the movie ‘Child’s Play’ at age 9. After that, it was a steady diet of genre fare which included ‘Hellraiser,’ Full Moon movies such as ‘Demonic Toys’, ‘Puppet Master’ and others.
From there… it was time for classics such as John Carpenter’s ‘Halloween’ and ‘The Thing.’ Fast-forward past High School and College life, he then landed a working class – tech related gig for a steady day job but his love for the genre followed him into adulthood. That’s when he started the website Horrormoviesandstuff.com in 2006. The site begun as a small forum for genre fans to come and banter about horror flicks. But eventually grew into an burgeoning online resource for horror movie news, reviews, interviews, upcoming horror films and more.
A decade later, the site remains one of the more intriguing online-based horror publications. Due to its breezy but informative articles, ability to adapt to the ever-changing genre landscape, and old school horror site feel. Lately… Horrormoviesandstuff has focused more on growing its social media-based reach. Becoming brand ambassadors, influencers and advertisers to film and entertainment companies, brands and more. While plans for an intense, sleek, visually interactive NEW version of the official site. Progress onward.
Official Site www.horrormoviesandstuff.com
Actress, Film maker, Technical, Producer
Tatiana is highly interested in everything which concerns film-making, whether it is shooting, acting, editing or scene setting or making props. In her free time she likes to make videos, participate in video contests or read about the industry in general. For the past 2 years she took part in 8 different video contests including Ten Scary Minutes (the Thing in 2015) and was the winner in 1 of them and the runner up contestant in 2 others. You can follow her at:
Social network: https://vk.com/tatiana_krachunova
Actress, Director, Fashion Designer
Jessica Cameron was born and raised in Owen Sound, Ontario in Canada and moved to Toronto to study fashion at Ryerson University. After finishing her degree she moved to Ohio to work as a fashion designer and in her spare time she decided to try an acting class. The acting bug bit, and Jessica decided to make acting her full time career.
In the last few years she has been cast in more then 70 projects including music videos, TV shows and feature films. In 2010 she won an industry award for being a Rising Movie Star. Some of her favorite recent performances include: playing sorority leader in The Sleeper and she starring with horror icon Steven Geoffrey’s in the film “Mr. Hush”. She also had the chance to work with legendary director Jim Wynorski on the syfy channel film “Camel Spiders” and the established horror director Jeff Burr on “Resurection”. She was thrilled to play screen legend Marilyn Monroe in “The Black Dahlia Haunting”, having been a fan of hers for many years.
In 2012 Cameron starred in the hit TLC Show Brides of Beverly Hills for its second season. Acting as a wedding dress stylist on the show utilized Cameron’s fashion history as well as camera skills.
2013 was the first year in which Cameron stepped behind the camera to direct and produce Truth Or Dare, a torture film that she co-wrote with Jon Scott Higgins. Truth Or Dare would screen nearly 50 times all over the world and win 33 awards. Cameron would direct several short films in 2013 including a segment for the Soska sisters Blood Drive PSA. She would produce 2 more feature films (Utero and Save Yourself) before embarking on her most ambitious project yet – filming 3 movies while traveling across the USA in an rv with some of her favorite film makers. The team shot 2 narrative features (Desolation and Mania) and the documentary surrounding the process called Kill The Production Assistant. Mania would mark Cameron’s 2nd time directing a feature film.
Instructor, Film & Video Production, SAIT Polytechnic
She is a producer, EP and COO at Belle of the Brawl Entertainment Inc., a Calgary based production company that develops film and television content that focuses on telling engaging stories with strong female leads endowed with agency and compelling story arcs. She has been involved in the independent film community in Calgary for over a decade, has participated in more than 40 productions and has earned several Rosie (AMPIA) nominations. Danielle graduated from the Film Production stream of the Cinema, Television, Stage and Radio program at SAIT Polytechnic, specializing in directing and producing. She also holds an MBA from the Haskayne School of Business.
The Horror Honeys
Head Honey – Kat
Being Head Honey is a tough job, but someone’s gotta do it. Acting as Webmistress, Editor, Honey Collector, Twitter weapon, and Media Liaison… in short, I’m the bitch in charge.
Revenge Honey – Linnie
I write about revenge films because I think they say something important about not just horror, but people in general. What drives a woman to chase a man through the woods and slice his balls off? What does it take to make a man cut out his own tongue? How far do a group of disenfranchised people have to be pushed to turn a bitchy trapeze artist into a human chicken? These are questions that demand answers and damnit; I want to answer them!
You can follow me on Twitter. I write books, scripts, and stories about spooky things. If you are in the Seattle area and want me to attend your screenings/signings/haunted house openings, email me. Unless the screening is in your living room or your movie sucks.
Zombie Honey – Bella
Why am I the Zombie Honey? It’s not just because I sometimes go into a blind rage and destroy everything around me or because when I’m hungry I cannot word. It’s because the zombie sub-genre of horror is an endless realm of possibilities and probabilities. Zombie horror single-handedly kept me in friendships, made me question medical research, and helped me become a good shot shooting (if you get that reference, good on ya). The ever increasing zombie horror vault keeps me redefining what a zombie is and figuring out how I’m going to protect myself from them. And, should I fail, how I’m going to turn all of you into one of us.