Lacey Paige is a Canadian journalism student and freelance underground/alternative entertainment writer/reporter/photographer. She is also a poetry and short fiction scribe, having penned numerous poems, short stories, and even a script or two in the decade that she has been hunching over the notepad and paper (or typewriter, computer…whatever). She is passionate about horror—an avid reader, film viewer, and collector of all things horror. She began writing film reviews in 2006 after first having discovered the most heavenly (and hellish) place on earth…well…here in Deadmonton anyway. That is, The Lobby DVD shop. Her first experiences with the genre were around the age of five or six when she would take trips with her dad to the neighbourhood Five Star video—terrified and not even tall enough to see over the rental shelves, she would stare in awe and frightened fascination at the covers of 80s and 90s horror. She specifically remembers the VHS slips for Peter Jackson’s Dead Alive and Wes Craven’s Shocker. She slept with the light on until the age of 11, and is still happily a traumatized horror headcase to this very day.
She started writing for Cinema Head Cheese recently, and is now contributing reviews and interviews with film industry figures via audio every month for the CHC podcast (she hopes you like them and is always open to constructive criticism!) She is now working through her first draft of her first official “movie” script titled, Blow Dryer Brainwashed Bimbos Attack! (a homage to movies like Street Trash, The Stuff, and Peter Jackson’s Bad Taste and Dead Alive). She also writes for affiliate site Cinesploitation.com, as well as Absolute Underground Magazine, Fangoria magazine (tentatively?), the Grant MacEwan University student newspaper, and interviews bands for Dead City Press. She is also trying to keep up her blog! AbsoluteCinephilia.wordpress.com As the Beastie Boys would say, Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Check it out—www.absolutecinephilia.wordpress.com.
Lacey likes long walks in dark eerie basements, blood guts and gore, cemetery photography, gazing into the aftermath of extreme car wrecks, advocating coat hanger abortions, and finger painting with the insane.