TIH 164: Gemma Files on Films and Fiction, Planning Stories, and Memory Work

TIH 164 Gemma Files on Films and Fiction, Planning Stories, and Memory Work

In this podcast Gemma Files talks about films and fiction, planning stories, memory work, and much more.

About Gemma Files

Born April 4, 1968, in London, England, Gemma Files is the child of two actors (Elva Mai Hoover and Gary Files), and has lived most of her life in Toronto, Canada. Previously best-known as a film critic, teacher, and screenwriter, she first broke onto the horror scene when her short story “The Emperor’s Old Bones” won the International Horror Guild’s 1999 award for Best Short Fiction. Her books include the Hexslinger series and Experimental Film.

Show notes

  • [02:00] Zeder and Italian horror / Ramsey Campbell / Red Dragon /
  • [18:00] Film and television’s influence on fiction today compared with previously
  • [47:25] Jake Marley, via Patreon, asks about playing with perspectives in fiction
  • [57:20] Planning stories
  • [01:05:00] Memory work
  • [01:08:50] Nightcrawling

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