Catching up with 'Zombie Socks' creator Elizabeth Stacy
- Photo: Amanda Morton
- Elizabeth Stacy
From Buster Keaton's Haunted House and Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein to Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein, Sam Raimi's Evil Dead 2: Dead By Dawn and Edgar Wright's Shaun of the Dead, humor and horror have gone hand-in-glove since the advent of film.
Laughter has an uncanny knack for diffusing tension. A crafty filmmaker can prey on the heightened state of attention the audiences pays to the genre by subverting expectations with a well-placed joke.
Hitchcock knew this best of all. While his stabs at pure comedy missed the target, the humor he squeezed from his thrillers is dazzling.
A local Web series by creator/writer/producer/director Elizabeth Stacy, titled Zombie Socks: The Series, follows in this tradition. Set sometime after the Zombie Apocalypse, each webisode is shot in the style of a popular unscripted television show.
Stacy overcomes her limited resources with ambition, organization, and a practical flair for creative problem-solving that led her to apply for Zombie Socks to become the first series to become a post-merger SAG-AFTRA new media production in Georgia. CL caught up with Stacy to ask her a few questions about the show.