L.S. Strange

We are a husband and wife writing team crafting stories in the horror, mystery, thriller, and science fiction genres.  If you enjoy feeling the adrenaline rush of terror washing over you as you are pulled into the depths of a mesmerizing tale, we have what you need. Our horror film, novels and short stories provide this tantalizing escape.

Could you briefly describe your project for our audience?
The Plague Doctor, Lester Haywood is an original recently created horror character. Thought to be folklore from the American Old West, he seeks out those who doubt he exists. Non-believers transcend time, space and dimensions as Lester administers his warped sense of justice.


What were your main aspirations or goals when creating this project?
To bring our original character, Lester Haywood, The Plague Doctor, to life.

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Share some memorable moments from the shooting process or any pleasant surprises.
Feeling a sense of accomplishment upon viewing footage of the first shot, as this is our first film.
On location at a cemetery from the gold rush mining era, the main character, Lester Haywood, stood by the entrance - a large wrought iron gate. I thought it would make a captivating shot. Later, while reviewing it our cinematographer said, "It looks like Lester is on vacation." To which I replied, "Thanks. Now I can never unsee that." Then we both laughed.


Who is the primary target audience for your film, and what do you hope they will take away from it?
People who love original horror that stays with them and haunts their thoughts long after seeing the film. We hope the audience will enjoy the sense of a chill running down their spine.

What makes your project an appealing choice for potential distributors?
The original character and composition of our film.

How would you define your unique filmmaking style, and what distinct qualities characterize your film?
Non-traditional. Our film is composed of speaking and non-verbal communication and breaking the fourth wall by looking directly at the audience, pulling them into the world of Lester Haywood.

What inspired you to pursue a career in filmmaking?
After taking still shots for posters and merchandise of The Plague Doctor, Lester Haywood, we wanted to literally bring him to life. This inspired us to go to a location and begin filming.

Do you have a filmmaker or source of inspiration who has influenced your work?
Yes, Alfred Hitchcock, the master of suspense and horror.

Share a couple of your favorite films and what resonates with you about them.
 'The Last House on the Left' (original from 1972) and 'The Legend of Hell House' (1973). 'The Last House on the Left' awakened me to the reality of horror, while the psychological horrific twists in 'The Legend of Hell House' sent chills down my spine.

Where do you typically find inspiration for your film projects?
From our nightmares and personal paranormal experiences.