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Behind the Screams: Navigating the Horror Community with LaKisa Renee and Tammy Reese

The horror community is a vibrant and passionate group of individuals who share a love for the genre. Within this unique community, NYWIFT members LaKisa Renee and Tammy Reese have established themselves as inspirational figures through their killer interviews with horror legends and icons. Together, the horror media professionals and enthusiasts celebrate their shared passion for all things terrifying.

LaKisa and Tammy have covered many events together including the Sundance Film Festival, Tribeca Festival, NYWIFT Muse Awards, New York City Horror Film Festival, Scarefest, and, most recently, New Jersey Horror Con and Film Festival. The horror scene is one of their favorite scenes to be on. 

In this blog, we will dive into how both women have successfully navigated their beloved horror community. 

 

Tammy Reese and LaKisa Renee at the 2023 NJ Horror Con

 

Navigating the Horror Community

The horror community can sometimes seem intimidating to outsiders, but LaKisa Renee and Tammy Reese are here to guide us through its vast and diverse landscape. With their extensive knowledge and experience, they offer valuable insights into the inner workings of the horror world. From conventions to film festivals, they shed light on the various platforms that bring horror lovers together. Through their interviews, they delve into the minds of horror legends and icons, providing us with a deeper understanding of their craft and the impact they have on the community.

Some iconic horror interviews Tammy and LaKisa have landed together within the horror community include but are not limited to Eric Roberts, Mick Garris, Billy Porter, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Ross Marquand, Tony Todd, John Kassir, Naomi Grossman, Sean Patrick Flanery, Jennifer Runyon, Brandon Adams, Rob Mello, Robert Mukes, Leslie Easterbrook, Carmen Electra, Heather Langenkamp, Mimi Craven, Lisa Wilcox and many more!

LaKisa Renee, Eric Roberts, and Tammy Reese at NJ Horror Con

 

The Power of Connection

Within the horror community, friendships often blossom into deep and lasting connections. LaKisa and Tammy understand the importance of fostering these relationships, and through their work, they showcase the strong bonds that form between horror enthusiasts. Whether it’s through attending events like the NJ Horror Con and Film Festival or participating in online forums, they emphasize the sense of belonging and camaraderie that can be found within the horror community. These connections allow individuals to share their love for the genre, exchange ideas, and support each other’s creative endeavors.

 

Finding Inspiration in Horror Legends

LaKisa Renee and Tammy Reese in front and behind-the-scenes media stories serve as a wellspring of inspiration. A lot of these moving, empowering, fun, funny, jaw-dropping, and educational stories are soon to come to light in their soon-to-launch podcast called Tales from the Media. LaKisa and Tammy will offer valuable insights into the creative process and the challenges faced by those who have left their mark. They both believe it’s time for them to share their personal and professional experiences as well. 

The media powerhouses encourage aspiring filmmakers, writers, and artists to pursue their passions and push boundaries. They both are truly in their element when spooky season arises. Shining a spotlight on horror icons, LaKisa and Tammy celebrate their contributions to the horror community and inspire others to follow in their footsteps.

 

 

LaKisa Renee and Tammy Reese have made significant contributions to the horror community by providing a platform for connection, inspiration, and education. Through their interviews and experiences, they help navigate the vast world of horror, making it accessible to horror lovers, media professionals, and enthusiasts alike. Their dedication to celebrating horror legends and fostering meaningful connections within the community has solidified their status as beloved figures in the genre. As they continue their journey in the horror community, let us follow their lead and embrace the power of unity and shared passion.

Tammy and LaKisa give huge thanks to Ronnie Hein (New York City Horror Film Festival) and Ryan Scott Weber (New Jersey Horror Con and Film Festival) for introducing them to their beloved horror community and being a vital support in their media success. 

The horror community is more than just a group of individuals who enjoy the thrills and chills of the genre. It’s a close-knit family that loves Horror 365 and shares a deep respect for the culture as well as each other’s uniqueness/individuality, and creativity.
Through our mutual appreciation of horror storytelling and through our genuine admiration & support for one another, we’ve formed powerful bonds that transcend mere fandom.
In this embrace of our knowledge and exploration of iconic or new horror masterpieces & content, us horror lovers find solace, inspiration, and a sense of belonging that lasts a lifetime.”

– Tammy Reese & LaKisa Renee

 

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