Taryn Hough

Women in Horror Month 2019: Interview with Taryn Hough

I haven’t known Taryn Hough long but I already feel a deep connection to her. She’s so kind and inspirational, you can’t help but love her. It was great chatting with her for my Women in Horror series and I hope this interview helps create more attention to her work.

Learn more about how she got involved in the industry, what being a woman in horror means to her, some of her new films she’s involved with including Old Mrs. Jenkins, her inspirations, and more.

Taryn Hough
Director Taryn Hough at opening night for the Las Cruces International Film Festival.

PopHorror – I’m so happy to finally chat with you, Taryn! What inspired you to work in the film industry?

Taryn Hough – Same here, Tori! When I was a kid, my mom would take to me to the movies every weekend. I saw so many great films in the theater: The Burbs’, Tremors, Gremlins 2, Ghostbusters 2, Pee Wee’s Big Adventure, The Monster Squad – the list goes on! We would often see a movie multiple times, and if there wasn’t anything interesting playing, I was renting movies from Blockbuster or Hollywood Video. I’ve had a love of cinema since I was a kid, I think pursuing the film industry was just a natural thing for me to do. I’m from Southern California so the film industry has always just been a thing that people did out here. You always knew someone who was either acting, making a film, writing, working on music, etc….

When I was a teenager I was signed commercially and started auditioning. After booking a few commercials, I just wanted learn something new creatively. I still loved acted (and still do), I just wanted to learn what it took to be on the other side of the camera. Very naively, I purchased what was a high end camera at the time and bought books on how to edit and make a movie. This was before YouTube and tutorial sites, so it was a lot of trial an error, filming myself and my friends, and just seeing what worked and what didn’t. I’m a big proponent that you can really do anything you set your mind to. I try to improve myself and my films with each project I work on, and am constantly trying to grow as a filmmaker, actor, and person.

Taryn Hough

PopHorror – That’s inspiring! You’re a jack of all trade: directing, producing, writing, acting. Which one do you prefer to do?

Taryn Hough – You know, they’re all so different, it really is difficult to chose one. I enjoy acting, because you can immerse yourself in a character and just forget about everything else. On the filmmaker side, I’ve never made a film before where I wasn’t handling multiple roles, producing, editing, directing, etc…so at times it can be overwhelming, but it is also so rewarding. I recently started making documentary films, and that process is so different than narrative work, it’s a lot of fun though.

PopHorror – You’re awesome. There’s nothing you can’t do! What was the first film you were ever apart of?

Taryn Hough – Thank you! The first film I was ever apart of was probably a student film years and years ago. I feel like most actors start by working in student films. The first speaking role on a “major production” I had, was on the soap opera Days of our Lives. It was such a  great experience and I learned so much from it. The first film I ever made was called I.M. and myself, a friend, and my boyfriend, now husband, acted in it. It was about a guy who watches his girlfriend get killed via a private message app, I think we made the film in 2003.

Poster for Old Mrs. Jenkins
Poster for Old Mrs. Jenkins

PopHorror – Sounds like fun experiences! I just recently watched your short Old Mrs. Jenkins and I absolutely loved it. It has a very campy feel to that is reminiscent of Goosebumps and Are You Afraid of the Dark. What inspired you to create that one?

Taryn Hough – Thank you so much! Those shows, along with general horror films from the 80s, are what inspired the film. Myself and the co director/writer, Thomas Norman, both grew up on and love horror films from the 80s. There’s just a different vibe to them, they manage to be fun, but keep a spooky element to them. We wanted to recreate that and really focused on the set dressing, the tone, and tried to give the film an overall sense of nostalgia. So far the film has screened at 9 festivals and audiences have been digging the throwback vibe of the film. We didn’t go into production thinking that we were going to make a really scary horror film, we wanted to make a horror film that made people smile and reminded them of being a kid and watching their first scary movie.

PopHorror – It definitely works like you wanted it too! You also worked on this one with your husband. Was your character fun to play? Do you enjoy working with your husband?

An onset photo from Old Mrs. Jenkins
An onset photo from Old Mrs. Jenkins

Taryn Hough – My character was fun to play! I tried to mimic the acting style and ease of characters in some of my favorite horror films and episodes, kept things light and breezy. And there is no way I would be able to make any of my films without my husband’s help! He composes the music for all of my films, along with cleaning up and creating the overall sound design. I love working with him and he should say he loves working with me, too, lol!

PopHorror – That’s amazing! Would you ever consider doing an anthology with horror shorts like that one?

Taryn Hough – I haven’t really thought about it, but I love that idea! I think it would be amazing to do a whole series of Are You Afraid of the Dark inspired films. You may have just given me my next idea…..

PopHorror – Please do!!! Since it’s Women in Horror Month, who are the women in the industry that inspire you?

Taryn Hough – I’m honestly inspired by any woman who is involved in the film industry in general. It can be a bit of a boys club, and while that is changing, it’s still difficult at times. I have a lot of friends, who are women, who write and direct amazing horror projects. I am in awe of each and every one of them daily!

PopHorror – Same here. Girls rule. What is one of your favorite women empowering horror films?

Taryn Hough – I’m a big fan of 90s horror movies, it was a really influential time for me. I remember going to the movies to watch Buffy the Vampire Slayer, when I was in elementary school, and The Craft when I was in high school. Both of those films really had an impact on me. It was amazing to see strong, female leads, who were kicking ass and doing their own thing.

Taryn filming the documentary, "The Last Doll Lady". The photo appeared in the OC Register on June 2, 2016
Taryn filming the documentary, “The Last Doll Lady”. The photo appeared in the OC Register on June 2, 2016

PopHorror – Hell yes to both of those! What does being a woman in horror mean to you?

Taryn Hough – I will always love horror films. Most of my shirts are horror themed and all of my friends know that Halloween is my favorite time of year. Being a woman in horror, to me, means that you do your own thing, and don’t listen to the noise.

  PopHorror – Couldn’t agree more. Are there any upcoming projects you’d like to talk about?

Taryn Hough – Yes! I am currently working on a new documentary. It’s about a group of senior citizen, synchronized swimmers, called The Aquadettes. They are an amazing group of women who range in age from 55-87, and are a true testament that you are only as old as you feel. I’m following them for an entire year, and will finish filming in Sept 2019, the film will hit festivals in 2020.

About Tori Danielle

Tori has had a passion for Horror and music ever since she was a little girl. She got bit by the writing bug in high school where she was involved in both the school newspaper and the yearbook. While getting her Bachelors degree, she took Journalism and Creative Writing classes where her passion grew even stronger. Now, in between work and family, she spends all of her spare time indulging in music, Horror movies, and nerdy fandoms, all while running/assisting one of the biggest Horror groups on Facebook and writing for various websites.

Check Also

‘NIGHT OF THE BASTARD’ (2023) Coming To Select Theaters, Digital and On Demand

Festival fan favorite, NIGHT OF THE BASTARD (2023), is coming soon to select theaters and …

  • 4d toto macau
  • bandar togel
  • bo togel
  • bo togel
  • bandar togel
  • agen togel terpercaya
  • bandar togel terpercaya
  • dingdong togel
  • bandar togel online terpercaya
  • situs agen togel online
  • agen togel online terpercaya
  • bandar togel terbaik dan terpercaya
  • situs agen togel online
  • situs judi togel online
  • situs agen togel terpercaya
  • situs togel
  • daftar bandar togel online terpercaya
  • situs agen togel resmi
  • daftar bandar togel online terpercaya
  • daftar bandar togel online
  • situs agen togel terpercaya
  • situs agen togel online
  • agen togel resmi di indonesia
  • situs agen judi togel
  • situs togel
  • daftar bandar togel terbesar dan terpercaya
  • situs slot
  • bo togel online terpercaya
  • agen togel
  • bandar togel lengkap terbesar
  • togel online
  • bo togel terpercaya dan terbesar
  • aftar situs slot online
  • agen judi togel online
  • nama situs togel terpercaya
  • judi slot online
  • situs togel resmi toto
  • 10 situs togel terpercaya
  • situs togel resmi toto
  • bandar togel online
  • situs togel online terpercaya
  • situs judi togel resmi
  • situs judi togel online
  • bandar togel china resmi
  • bandar togel terpercaya
  • situs bandar togel toto online
  • situs judi togel 4d resmi
  • bandar togel hadiah 4d 10 juta
  • situs togel terbaik dan terpercaya
  • agen togel resmi di indonesia
  • bandar togel toto hongkong
  • bo togel bonus new member terbesar
  • situs slot deposit pulsa tanpa potongan
  • bo togel resmi di indonesia
  • daftar bandar togel terbesar dan terpercaya
  • situs judi togel online
  • agen bandar togel toto online
  • bandar lotre togel online
  • situs judi slot terbaik
  • situs togel resmi toto
  • bandar togel cambodia resmi
  • situs bo togel resmi
  • bandar togel hadiah 4d 10 juta terpercaya
  • bandar togel online terpercaya
  • agen bandar togel online
  • bo slot online terbaik
  • bandar togel online terbesar
  • bandar togel terpercaya dan terbesar
  • 10 situs togel terpercaya resmi
  • bandar togel terpercaya dan resmi
  • situs togel resmi dan terpercaya
  • situs bandar lotre togel
  • keluaran togel cambodia
  • situs togel online
  • situs agen togel online
  • bandar judi togel online
  • agen bandar togel online
  • situs togel terbaik
  • agen togel online terbesar
  • situs togel terpercaya dan terbesar
  • agen togel
  • bandar togel terbesar
  • situs judi slot
  • agen togel
  • daftar bandar togel terbesar dan terpercaya
  • bandar togel
  • situs togel
  • situs slot
  • bandar togel
  • slot resmi
  • Bandar Judi Togel Hari Ini Online24Jam Terpercaya 2022
  • bo togel
  • toto togel
  • togel deposit pulsa
  • togel hongkong
  • togel online
  • situs togel
  • situs bandar togel online terpercaya
  • bandar togel
  • agen togel terpercaya
  • situs togel
  • nama toto togel
  • togel online
  • togel online
  • situs togel
  • agen togel resmi
  • agen togel
  • situs togel
  • bandar togel
  • bandar togel
  • togel online
  • asia togel
  • situs togel
  • situs togel
  • situs togel
  • toto togel
  • togel online
  • bandar togel
  • agen togel
  • daftar togel
  • bandar togel
  • agen togel
  • situs togel online
  • situs togel
  • bandar togel
  • bandar togel
  • situs togel terpercaya
  • agen togel
  • situs judi togel
  • situs togel
  • agen togel
  • bandar togel
  • situs togel
  • situs togel
  • bo togel
  • agen togel
  • toto togel
  • bo togel
  • situs togel terpercaya
  • situs bandar togel
  • agen togel terpercaya
  • 5 bandar togel terpercaya
  • bo togel resmi
  • agen togel
  • situs togel online
  • situs togel resmi
  • daftar bandar togel
  • situs agen togel resmi
  • 4d toto macau
  • bandar togel
  • bo togel
  • 10 situs togel terpercaya
  • bandar togel
  • agen togel terpercaya
  • bandar togel terpercaya
  • dingdong togel
  • bandar togel online terpercaya
  • situs agen togel online
  • agen togel online terpercaya
  • bandar togel terbaik dan terpercaya
  • situs agen togel online
  • situs judi togel online
  • situs agen togel terpercaya
  • situs togel
  • daftar bandar togel online terpercaya
  • situs agen togel resmi
  • daftar bandar togel online terpercaya
  • daftar bandar togel online
  • situs agen togel terpercaya
  • situs agen togel online
  • agen togel resmi di indonesia
  • situs agen judi togel
  • daftar bandar togel terbesar dan terpercaya
  • situs slot
  • bo togel online terpercaya
  • agen togel
  • bandar togel lengkap terbesar
  • togel online
  • bo togel terpercaya dan terbesar
  • aftar situs slot online
  • agen judi togel online
  • nama situs togel terpercaya
  • judi slot online
  • situs togel resmi toto
  • 10 situs togel terpercaya
  • situs togel resmi toto
  • bandar togel
  • situs togel online terpercaya
  • situs judi togel resmi
  • situs judi togel online
  • bandar togel china resmi
  • bandar togel terpercaya
  • situs bandar togel toto online
  • situs judi togel 4d resmi
  • bandar togel hadiah 4d 10 juta
  • situs bandar togel
  • agen togel resmi di indonesia
  • bandar togel toto hongkong
  • bo togel bonus new member terbesar
  • situs slot deposit pulsa tanpa potongan
  • bo togel resmi di indonesia
  • daftar bandar togel terbesar dan terpercaya
  • situs judi togel online
  • agen bandar togel toto online
  • bandar lotre togel online
  • situs judi slot terbaik
  • situs togel resmi toto
  • bandar togel cambodia resmi
  • situs bo togel resmi
  • bandar togel hadiah 4d 10 juta terpercaya
  • agen bandar darat togel
  • agen bandar togel online
  • bo slot online terbaik
  • bandar togel online terbesar
  • bandar togel terpercaya dan terbesar
  • 10 situs togel terpercaya resmi
  • bandar togel terpercaya dan resmi
  • situs togel resmi dan terpercaya
  • situs bandar lotre togel
  • togel online
  • situs togel online
  • situs agen togel online
  • bandar judi togel online
  • agen bandar togel online
  • situs togel resmi
  • agen togel online terbesar
  • situs togel terpercaya dan terbesar
  • agen togel
  • bandar togel hadiah 4d 10 juta
  • situs judi slot
  • agen togel
  • daftar bandar togel terbesar dan terpercaya
  • bandar togel
  • situs togel
  • situs slot
  • bandar togel
  • slot resmi
  • Bandar Judi Togel Hari Ini Online24Jam Terpercaya 2022
  • bo togel
  • toto togel
  • togel deposit pulsa
  • togel hongkong
  • togel online
  • situs togel
  • situs bandar togel online terpercaya
  • bandar togel
  • agen togel terpercaya
  • situs togel
  • nama toto togel
  • togel online
  • togel online
  • situs togel
  • agen togel resmi
  • agen togel
  • situs togel
  • bandar togel
  • bandar togel
  • togel online
  • asia togel
  • situs togel
  • situs togel
  • situs togel
  • toto togel
  • togel online
  • bandar togel
  • agen togel
  • daftar togel
  • bandar togel
  • agen togel
  • situs togel online
  • situs togel
  • bandar togel
  • bandar togel
  • situs togel terpercaya
  • agen togel
  • situs judi togel
  • situs togel
  • agen togel
  • bandar togel
  • bo togel
  • bo togel
  • toto togel
  • bo togel
  • situs togel terpercaya
  • situs bandar togel
  • agen togel terpercaya
  • bo togel resmi
  • situs togel online
  • situs togel resmi
  • daftar bandar togel
  • situs agen judi togel
  • agen bandar togel
  • 5 bandar togel terpercaya
  • agen togel
  • bandar togel terpercaya
  • 10 situs togel terpercaya
  • situs agen togel resmi
  • situs agen togel resmi
  • bo togel online
  • situs togel
  • situs togel
  • situs agen togel
  • situs togel online
  • agen togel online
  • bandar togel terpercaya
  • toto togel
  • situs togel terpercaya
  • 5 bandar togel terpercaya
  • agen bandar togel resmi
  • situs togel terpercaya
  • bandar togel terpercaya
  • situs togel terpercaya
  • bo toto togel
  • situs resmi pasang togel
  • situs togel online
  • situs togel terpercaya
  • agen togel
  • situs judi togel online
  • situs togel terpercaya
  • situs togel
  • situs bo togel
  • bandar togel terpercaya
  • agen togel resmi
  • bandar togel terpercaya
  • daftar togel via dana
  • situs togel terpercaya
  • situs togel resmi
  • situs togel terpercaya
    situs togel agen togel agen togel toto situs togel online terpercaya situs agen togel resmi bandar togel terpercaya togel online situs togel terbaik situs togel 5 bandar togel terpercaya situs togel online situs togel online agen bandar togel situs togel terbesar situs togel online situs togel terpercaya agen togel resmi bandar togel terpercaya situs togel deposit pulsa daftar situs togel terpercaya keluaran semua togel hari ini situs togel resmi toto situs judi togel online bo togel terpercaya agen togel online agen togel terpercaya bandar togel terpercaya bo togel hadiah terbesar agen bandar togel bandar togel hadiah 2d 100rb bandar togel resmi situs resmi pasang togel 10 situs togel terpercaya agen togel terpercaya agen togel agen togel resmi bandar togel online 10 situs togel terpercaya bandar togel terpercaya bandar togel resmi agen togel resmi situs togel terpercaya agen togel singapore bandar togel terpercaya agen togel terpercaya situs agen togel online situs togel agen togel bandar judi togel bandar togel terpercaya situs agen togel terpercaya situs agen togel resmi agen togel resmi situs agen togel terpercaya bo togel terpercaya situs agen togel terpercaya situs togel online daftar situs togel terpercaya situs bandar togel online situs bandar togel resmi situs agen togel resmi situs togel terbesar situs agen togel online situs togel online terpercaya agen togel online resmi situs agen togel online agen bandar togel terpercaya situs agen togel terpercaya bo togel hadiah 2d 100rb situs agen togel terpercaya situs agen togel online situs bo togel hadiah terbesar situs agen judi togel situs togel terpercaya situs agen togel resmi agen togel online 10 situs togel terpercaya situs togel deposit pulsa situs resmi pasang togel daftar togel toto online agen togel online 10 situs togel terpercaya bandar togel hadiah terbesar agen toto togel