When Chronic Horror director Hank Braxtan and I were first brainstorming ideas for the show, he suggested creating a mad-scientist chef character to make horror-themed munchies for me and my guests–but I had other ideas.
“We don’t have to create a spooky chef for Chronic Horror... she already exists!”
I first met Kaci Hansen, YouTube’s Homicidal Homemaker, at Sinister Creature Con in Sacramento a few years back. I was immediately impressed by her creativity and the “brand” she had developed for herself. Since that meeting, we’ve featured her delectable recipes on Dread Central often. And when it was time to roll cameras on Chronic Horror, Kaci was on the team, becoming an integral component of the show’s “HIGH-jinks”!
But Kaci has been moonlighting as The Homicidal Homemaker for more than just a few years. She kicked things off a decade ago–on MySpace!
“Every day is Halloween for me,” Kaci explains on her official website. “I have a passion for all things spooky and horror-related, and try to find as many ways as possible to integrate it in with everyday life. I started this website to inspire others to bring a spooky element to their lives through horror inspired recipes, cocktails, product reviews, tutorials, and themed parties, and general good crypt keeping tips!”
Since in 2008, Kaci has founded and organized several horror-themed organizations and events, such as the Central Valley Horror Club (Central CA’s first & only horror-themed organization), and the Visalia Zombie Ball & Crawl (Central CA’s first-ever zombie-themed event). She’s hosted a multitude of monthly live horror movie screenings, horror-themed concerts & events, and even hosted her own late-night horror talk show on a local station, called Friday Night Frights.
Within just a few months of premiering, The Homicidal Homemaker horror cooking show ended up being the first-ever web series available on the Screambox platform, and is also regularly shown on AT&T Uverse & Comcast in the Central California area.
In 2017, The Homicidal Homemaker was added as a featured column in Rue Morgue Magazine, with recipes debuting in the 20th anniversary September/October 2017 issue. The recipes featured in Rue Morgue are exclusive to the magazine, so be sure to head over to the Rue Morgue Magazine website (or visit your local newsstand or bookstore) to pick up a copy!
Kaci has continued to stack up successes in recent years and roping her into Chronic Horror has been a real coup for the show. If you haven’t seen this side of Kaci yet, check her out in a recent episode featuring Sadie Katz (Wrong Turn 6) below.
Women in Horror Month is an especially apropos moment to celebrate the achievements of The Homicidal Homemaker. “I officially launched my website many years ago during WiHM (after it being a standalone MySpace profile for a few years prior),” Kaci explains, “and a few years later, premiered my show during WiHM! So this month is a celebration that means a lot to me.”
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