Lin Shaye

Genre stalwart Lin Shaye was named the Godmother of Horror over Mother’s Day weekend at Wizard World Comic Con in Philadelphia. The award was presented by Aaron Sagers during a special presentation at Wizard World. During her acceptance speech, she offered up some behind the scenes information on the third chapter in the Insidious franchise. She also touched on being the rare example of an older woman who survives a horror film.

Shaye has appeared in a number of horror films, from A Nightmare on Elm Street to the Insidious franchise. She can be seen in the third installment of the Insidious series, which hits theaters June 5, 2015.

Lin Shaye - WonderconShaye says of her role in Insidious 3 “I’m kind of the unlikely hero.  I’m not the hot young guy or the gorgeous girl. I love the character, and so do the fans.  I have a really youthful fan base, which is so much fun for me because I’m so old.  I am the happiest I’ve ever been in my entire life.”

“Honoring Lin Shaye as the Godmother of Horror was a no-brainer as we celebrate Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia this Mother’s Day weekend,” said Wizard World spokesman Jerry Milani. “Lin’s legacy in films of all genres make her queen of the movie scene, and her unparalleled, haunting performances in so many movies, especially the INSIDIOUS franchise, make her the obvious and deserved choice for the Godmother of Horror Award.”