Steven graduated Cum Laude from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mass Communications, focusing on film studies, journalism and theatre arts. Dubbed a "prolific" writer by Hollywood icon Kenneth Johnson (The Incredible Hulk, V, The Bionic Woman, Alien Nation), Steven has been honored by the Arkansas College Media Association for his story writing prowess. He has also received recognition for his dramatic writing from the Eerie, Shriekfest and Screamfest horror film festivals. Publications include: Carroll County News, Saline Courier, Forum, Echo and Moroch.
February marks the ninth anniversary, and the beginning of year 10 for Women in Horror Month (WiHM). The purpose of #WiHM is to salute the fantastic contributions of women in all realms of horror whose work still finds itself marginalized. Such an example of belittlement happened all too recently when Blumhouse's CEO, founder and producer Jason Blum made the following statement last October: "There are not a lot of female directors period, and even less who are inclined to do horror."
It is hard to believe such an attitude still exists in 2019, but unfortunately a bias toward female artisans of scary movies still haunts modern times. Surely, enough is enough. #WiHM is well-known for its tireless efforts spotlighting women in horror, and this 28-day celebration will focus on film and television. As such, each day this month will celebrate a different woman whose contributions have left an irrevocable mark on the horror genre.
Perhaps best known as the second wife of famous French filmmaker George Melies, Jehanne D'Alcy starred in close to 20 silent films from 1896 until 1907. D'Alcy appears in the very first horror film Le manoir du diable (1896).
She also stars in the groundbreaking 1902 motion picture Le Voyage dans la Lune akaA Trip to the Moon. Not only is this the first science fiction film, but A Trip to the Moon is argued by many film historians and scholars as being influential to both the Sci-Fi and horror genres.
A Trip to the Moon is often mentioned in the same breath as Forbidden Planet (1956) and Alien (1979) for the combination of its macabre and Sci-Fi elements. D'Alcy passed away at the age of 91 in 1956.