If you're unfamiliar with the name, it's time to educate yourself. She's a person with a deep love of the genre. Dai (pronounced Day) Green writes the amazing 'Horror Talk With Dai' column on and is the hostess of 'The Podcast from Hell' also on She's also recently been interviewed for Reyna Young's women in horror documentary, 'Welcome to My Darkside' and is set to appear at the upcoming Women of Horror convention. In addition Dai has also filmed an episode of 'The Chainsaw Sally Show' which is set to air in February and even has a couple film appearances percolating. So sit back, or get on the edge of your seat, and prepare yourself to get acquainted with this wonderful horror aficionado.


  Dai, did you make any New Year's resolutions for 2010?

As a matter of fact I did! My resolution was to not make any as I didn't want to start the New Year with a lie. I'm really bad about that.

So you write the column 'Horror Talk with Dai' on Tell me how that gig came about and what made/makes you the right woman for the job?

Well, it all started a long time ago in a land far away.... Ok, that's really not the right answer. I joined HNN the day it opened to the public. From Day 1, I wanted to make this site different than the other sites that had already existed so I talked the owner, BoneDigger, into letting me start a column and from there many more were born. What's The Bloody Deal with Dai was born and stayed as such until about the middle of 09' when I wanted to take it in a different direction. The favorite part of my job has always been finding out what the fans of horror wanted and what they though, so I changed the basis of the column to fit more around them. As far as being the right woman for the job, it wasn't about being the right woman or the right man; it was about being the right person. Plus, I think even the EIC forgets I'm a woman sometimes. I just love the genre and wanted to make our site a place where people who felt the same way could come and feel satisfied at the end of their visit. And I am a slave driver. That always helps. Just kidding.

Tell me about 'Podcast from Hell'! Give me all the dirty-bloody-gory-gruesome details.

OOOOOh 'The Podcast from Hell'. That is our web show where we talk about movies, real life horrors, everything in the genre, pick on each other mercilessly, have on celebrity guests, and cause a bunch of chaos amongst the masses. My co-host is John Torrani from, who is like a perfect match for everything that my deviant little mind can conger up and is probably one of the most kick ass people I know. Our recent guests have included AJ Bowen, Ben Templesmith, Sid Haig, Tom Holland, Kevin Tenney, Terrance Zdunich, Debbie Rochon, Gunnar Hanson, Anthony DiBlasi, and we have many more coming up. The gory details are normally seen in our live chat room during the show where the audience gets very out of hand and keeps us laughing throughout the show. You can listen to all past episodes on the PODCAST section of

You were also interviewed in Reyna Young's Women in Horror documentary 'Welcome to My Darkside'. What were the main things you wanted to convey during your interview?

Reyna is fantastic isn't she!? She came to me and asked if I would like to talk about what I do with HNN and the status of women in the genre. I thought it was a great idea! So often are women just chopped up to be bare breasted victims in horror films with nothing else to offer. This couldn't be further from the truth. I know MANY women in the genre that are often looked over for and by their male counterparts that contribute SO MUCH to the genre and industry itself. I wanted to convey that we should be recognized for what we do and be taken just as seriously as those who have the male genitalia. We are writers, artists, actresses, directors, producers, and amazing people who sometimes do our jobs even better than the men. I look forward to the day when the stigma of the 'gina goes away.

Is acting in horror a big aspiration of yours?

Acting, to me, is a fun way to hang out with people in a smaller setting than the conventions. I have a lot of fun on the projects I am working on and it's more of a honor for me than an aspiration. I just like to create things and have fun with the people I know and adore and sometimes that happens by being in front of the camera.

Do you have any other projects lined up you would like to let the readers know about?

I am starring in a very special season ending episode of 'The Chainsaw Sally Show' with April Burril and Debbie Rochon. This will be a one hour special with an ending that will the horror audience will love. You can check out the show at and mark your calendars for the season finale coming in February! I will also be appearing in San Francisco for Reyna Young's Women in Horror Convention on Feb 27th. You can find more details at . As far as films, I am set to be appearing in a few that at this point are very hush hush, but I promise to keep you updated!

Vampires, werewolves, zombies, witches, creatures, aliens, telemarketers...what does it for you horror wise Dai and why?

I am a ghost, demon, and witch FREAK! I love films that can psych you out with things that you really can not fight against. On an unrelated note, I am also a Garden Gnome enthusiast. Some people find them scary, I find them adorable! And telemarketers. Damn assholes.

What was the first movie to scare the shit out of you?

The original 'When a Stranger Calls'. I mean, c'mon! "Have you checked the children"? That is the freakiest thing ever and Carol Kane's eyes were scary enough anyway but when she got all wide-eyed, that was some freaky stuff!

And what was the last horror movie you saw that really annoyed you?

HAHAHA!! Do I really have to answer this?? Fine, one the last movies I saw that REALLY annoyed me would have to be 'The Legend of Bloody Mary'. How can you mess up a film with such an awesome premise? Everything about that film just seemed poor to me. BUT someone out there may like it, so check it out and judge for yourself.

Okay, we're pulling into the Dai Green Drive In. What three horror flicks are on the triple bill for tonight and what goodies are they going to be serving up at the concession stand?

Kick ass question! 1st: 'Martyrs'. We'd serve beef jerky, pistachio oatmeal, and Bloody Marys. (My drive-in would have to include a bar haha). 2nd: 'Cannibal Holocaust'. We'd serve Turtles (The chocolate kind), Kebobs, and Sex on the Beaches. 3rd: 'Killer Clowns from Outer Space'. We'd serve cotton candy, ice cream, and vodka spiked Cherry Slurpies.

And your favorite horror flick death scene?

This comes from the upcoming film from Stacy Davidson and Ted Geoghegan. The film is 'SWEATSHOP' and the kill is courtesy is of The Beast (played by Jeremy Sumrall) who smashes people with his insanely huge hammer. This is a good one folks; keep an eye out for it!

What's the best Halloween costume you ever had?

This is going to sound cheesy but when I was a kid (six years old) in summer camp we had to dress up for a "costume parade". Well, let's just say there were no silver spoons in my family at all so my mother had to find things at the house to dress me up in. She ended up putting me in HER clothes and sent me as Lily Tomlin's character in 'The Incredible Shrinking Woman'. I could barley walk because I was tripping not only over the pants that drug the floor but the shirt drug as well. Everyone doted on me for how cute I looked and I was the hit (among the adults) of the parade. That always stuck with me.

What scares you in real life?

Other than terribly personal things, I would have to say rats, the Asian woman from 'The Grudge' (the movie sucked but that woman is the scariest f****** thing ever!), driving long distances by myself, and dead fish. Shut up, dead fish are the scariest and grossest things in the ENTIRE world. But I don't mind them in a cooked or sushi form.