From the day she was born, Bram Stoker Award-winner Jessica Landry has always been attracted to the darker things in life. Her fondest childhood memories include getting nightmares from the Goosebumps books, watching The Hilarious House of Frightenstein, and reiterating to her family that there was absolutely nothing wrong with her mental state.
Her original horror feature, MY ONLY SUNSHINE, was accepted into the Whistler Film Festival’s Screenwriters Lab in 2020 and is currently in development with Eagle Vision, with Jessica attached to direct. CATASTROPHE QUEENS, an original horror/comedy series, was selected for the CFC/Netflix Project Development Accelerator Program, and is currently under option; while her limited drama series, GHOSTS OF LAKELAND, was chosen for NSI’s Series Incubator and TIFF’s inaugural Series Accelerator program. Jessica has written on a variety of other projects, including the Lifetime movie LIST OF A LIFETIME (nominated for a Critics’ Choice Award and Hollywood Critics’ Choice Award); STRAYS (sitcom – CBC); 7TH GEN (factual series – Eagle Vision); HEARTLAND HOMICIDE (true crime series – Farpoint Films); BENNY (WWII biopic – Sir Harry Films); A DANGEROUS ROMANCE (MOW – Vortex); and is currently adapting the novel APRIL RAINTREE as a limited series.
Jessica’s fiction has appeared in many anthologies, including Tales of the Lost, Twice-Told: A Collection of Doubles, Monsters of Any Kind, Where Nightmares Come From, Lost Highways: Dark Fictions from the Road, and Fantastic Tales of Terror, among others. Her debut collection, The Mother Wound, is out now from Independent Legions Publishing, which includes her Bram Stoker Award-winning short story, “Mutter,” and her Shirley Jackson Award-nominated novelette, “I Will Find You, Even in the Dark.” Her short story, “Carbon Rites,” appeared in Aliens vs Predators: Ultimate Prey, edited by Jonathan Maberry and Bryan Thomas Schmidt, out March 2022 from Titan Books. As an editor, Jessica has worked on everything from novels to short fiction, and co-edited the anthology, There Is No Death, There Are No Dead, published by Crystal Lake Publishing.
Your best bet at finding her online (aside from where you are now) is on Facebook and Twitter where she often posts cat gifs and references Jurassic Park way too much. You can also check her out on IMDb.