She may only be 16 years old, but Barbara—a.k.a. Atheena Frizzell—is one of the most passionate horror-movie fans we’ve ever seen. Her obsession began when she saw The Descent at a slumber party, and it’s only grown (and become intertwined with her budding feminist sensibilities) ever since.

Shawn Bannon’s short portrait is an inspiring testament to the power of free expression, especially if it involves dressing up in gory make-up and walking like a zombie down Hollywood Boulevard, or filming re-enactments of one’s favorite Texas Chainsaw Massacre scenes while guffawing in sheer delight. (Some language NSFW.)

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