Lori Bowen (Stella Buio)
Lori Bowen is an award winning writer-director who loves the horror genre. Her other short films include "JustUs" and "I am Monster" (co-directed with Shannon Lark.) She's currently in development on her first feature.
Lori’s loved the horror genre since she first saw Cujo at the tender age of six, but it was the mixture of Wes Craven’s A Nightmare on Elm Street and its strong heroine, Lucio Fulci’s The Gates of Hell with its strong imagery, and George A. Romero’s Dead Cycle with all the freakin’ zombies, all seen when she was around eight years old, that made her want to make horror movies.
All of her films thus far have been made on a shoestring with thanks to her immensely talented and extremely generous friends. 2011 saw a shift for Lori’s work as she created her first SAG signatory film and her fifth narrative short, the award-winning JustUs which starred Sage Hall (director / star of the short horror film Candy.) and Travis Garner. The short also featured the voice of legendary Scream Queen Brinke Stevens.
In 2012, Lori created her first "low-budget" (as opposed to "no budget") film, Stella Buio. An homage to the 70s/80s Italian horror films that she loves, Stella Buio stars another legendary Scream Queen, Linnea Quigley.
In 2013, Lori co-directed and co-wrote a short film called I am Monster with filmmaker and actress Shannon Lark and continued development on three feature films.
For more information about the artwork for Stella Buio, please see the artist's website - bonnireid.com - and let her know where you saw her work!