certainly left an impression on
me. During my grad year of 1993 I
rented 'Sleepaway Camp'
for the first time at a video
store. I was a fan of the 'Friday
the 13th' films so I
didn't know what to expect from
it. I disliked it at first but
love it now. Felissa's character
as Angela in it really grabbed my
attention. She looked so innocent
like one of the wholesome girls
from 'Little House on the
Prairie'. Too innocent
though. Maybe so deceiving enough
to be so deadly. I watched the
film all the way through and had
a feeling that Angela was not so
innocent and was killing these
teens that were mean to her. But
wait a sec! During the last
seconds of the ending she isn't
really who everyone thinks she
is!!!! God it was totally creepy!
I wanted to avoid the film at all
costs cause it was so disturbing
and it had many leaky holes
throughout the storyline, but I
watched it the second time 6
years later and this time the
film grew on me. I eventually got
to like it better than any of the
'Friday the 13th'
films. Neither films had anything
in common. Only the fact that
they were camp slasher films with
teenagers and camp counsellors in
them that were getting killed. I
was always wondering whatever
happened to Felissa Rose and why
Pamela Springsteen played her
role in the direct-to-video
sequels. I found out everything
thanks to Jeff Hayes from www.sleepawaycampmovies.com as he
tracked most of the original cast
down and now independent horror
film directors are casting Miss
Rose in their films (Although she
is not a terrfic actress) and she
is becoming an item in horror
films all because of 'Sleepaway
Camp' which today is a
cult classic. In fact, it
inspired writer/director Robert
Hiltzik to make his true part 2
to the film so far titled 'Return
to Sleepaway Camp'.
Esposito was born on May 23, 1969
at the St. Vincent's Hospital in
Greenwich Village, NYC. When she
was three her family moved to
Woodbury, Long Island. Felissa
always wanted to be an
entertainer and her mother was
very involved in her life taking
her for lessons from when she was
3 for dance, musical theatre,
She was always in
the drama club, Forensics (the
speech and debate club), girls
volleyball, and summer stock (the
summer musicals). She always
wanted to do musical theatre but
changed her mind when she
realised she didn't have a good
As a child she went
to Catholic school first with Our Lady of Mercy
Academy for 2 years and
then with Syosset High School for
4 years and performed in many of
her musical school plays mostly
lead roles in just about all of
She signed up with
an agent and auditioned for the
but never received a callback but
at the age of 13, she auditioned
for the part of the shy Angela
for the horror/slasher film 'Sleepaway
Camp' for the audition
she did a little improv and the
director/writer, Robert Hiltzik
asked her to pretend that she was
eating a candy bar and just to
completely stare into space.
After she had the call back she
felt confident and knew she got
the part, but her mother advised
her not to be too confident cause
acting is a tough business to get
into. But she got the part as
Felissa was just who Robert
Hiltzik wanted for his film and
was introduced to the world as
Angela when it went to Cinema's
on November of 1983.
After that film she
auditioned for non-horror film's
and came real close to getting
the parts but however didn't
successfully get them as in
showbiz sometimes casting
directors can't see anyone else
play just horror type character's
from the film she was in.
pursued professional theatre by
doing off-Broadway shows. She was
especially active in the
Forensics (speech and debate
club) as well as participating in
the dramatic interpretation
section. She traveled extensively
with that club throughout
highschool and won the New York
State Championship Award in her
At the age of
seventeen she applied an early
submission to the Tisch School of
the Arts at the New York University and was admitted
She appeared in TV
commercials including 'Kinney
Shoes' (with Barbara
Mandrell), 'Coke Classic',
as well as many industrials
throughout her teens and early
She was asked to
reprise her role as Angela in the
sequels for 6 months in Georgia
in 1987, but she was attending
the Lee Strasberg
Institute and turned the
roles down. Struggling actor at
the time, Adam Sandler, also
studied there and they became
friends for a while and together
did a short comedy on MTV called
'The Party Phone Series'.
She also took some training to
break into the business as an
She had bit parts
in the films 'The Night
We Never Met' and Woody
Allen's 'Another Woman'
(Which both her scenes were cut
out) and 'Pain and
Suffering' (Which is
She acted in many
plays around Manhattan
afterwards. Felissa at one point
acted in a stage show that was
directed by stage director Bill
Primavera and then they wed on
July 5, 1997 and she acted in
many of his Off-Broadway shows as
she played Desdemona in 'Othello',
Denise Savage in 'Savage
in Limbo', Renee in 'Madamme
Butterfly' (Which was
performed in Florida), Willie in
'This Property is
Condemned' as well as
Karen in the premiere of 'Phone
Sex' and two roles in
dinner theatre productions Nikki
in 'Tony N' Tina's
Wedding' and Louise in 'Disorganised
Crime', as well as many
Felissa and Bill's
marriage started to dissolve on
December 14, 2001 but 'Sleepaway
Camp' was starting to
grow into a cult-classic as alot
of horror film directors started
looking for her to cast her in
their independent film's.
She played Delores in a 15 minute
short independent horror-thriller
called 'Birds of a
Feather' which also
featured cult actor Christopher
Cooke. The film played at the
Long Island Film Festival in New
York which was a start for her.
According to director Terrence
Smith, only a handful of people
saw the film and never realised
that it would be a stepping stone
for more work in the horror
industry for Felissa.
Then she was cast as a psychotic
Art Therapist in Dante
Tomaselli's feature film 'Horror'
and although her role was only a
few minutes long her character in
the flick was extremely effective
and she got alot of exposure for
it in horror magazines and
websites while it rode the film
festival circuit and then was
distributed on DVD by Elite
Entertainment. Following after
that, she had a lead role in a
chapter of a horror/comedy
anthology as Sarah in 'Scary
Tales: The Return of Mr.
Longfellow' which had a
handful of showings at film
festivals in the US and a few
years later it finally made
became independently available to
Next was the part of Sandra Kane
in a film called 'Nikos
the Impaler' as it did
well at horror film festivals in
parts of Europe and on DVD too.
She then had supporting roles as
Melissa in the dark comedy 'Zombiegeddon'
which was shown in some
underground venues and Gina in
the horror spy flick 'Corpses
Are Forever' that played
at the New New Film & Video
Festival and starred a handful of
B-movie celebrity actors
including Richard Lynch, Brinke
Stevens, Debbie Rochon, Linnea
Quigley, Conrad Brooks and Don
What recently rode the local film
festival in the USA were series
of comedy/sci-fi shorts and
features titled 'Cerebral
Print' as Felissa plays
an MILF named Carolyn.
again with Dante Tomaselli by
playing the lead as the scared
victim Donna Bruno in 'Satan's
Playground' which rode
some film festivals including San
IndieFest/Another Hole in the
movie is distributed by Anchor
Bay Entertainment and came out in
the fall of 2006.
Felissa took part
in a gay & lesbian
horror/comedy titled 'Dead
Serious' as the role of
Susan Rosario who is caught up
with her boyfriend in the
ensuing mayhem at a New York city
gay bar that's inhabited by
vampires as well as being taken
over by a puritanical
televangelist and his group of
right-wing terrorists. The film is having
a huge success in numerous film
festivals like at The Titanic Film
Festival in Budapest,
Hungary, the Brussels
International Gay & Lesbian
Film Festival, The New York
City Horror Film Festival, at the
TriBeCa Cinema in NYC., The
Hollywood Film Festival™
& Hollywood Awards at the
Arclight Theater and the Reel
Affirmations Film Festival,
Washington DC. Not only that, the
film was nominated for two
B-movie awards for the "Best
Make-Up" and "Best
Digital Special Effects"
categories at Syracuse's B-Movie
Film Festival! The film is
awaiting distribution for a DVD
What's out in stores nationwide as well
as renting at stores is the
slapstick Troma Team
comedy-horror slasher flick 'Slaughter
Party' as Felissa
co-star's as a character named
Tara who is pitted against a
midget killer and a cannibalistic
mad scientist but the film is a
She has also won
cameo roles in the horror film's
'Sludge' and in
'Evil Ever After'
which are in post-production and
will hopefully be released either
at film festivals or on DVD. She
also worked as a casting
assistant on 'Return to
Felissa has hosted
a TV show for Fangoria TV by
interviewing actors and reviewing
films plus she starred in a pilot
which will hopefully be aired for
prime time TV titled 'The
A recent film she co-starred in as a combat zombie fighter named Elsa Lansing titled 'Silent Night Zombie Night' successfully rode many horror film festivals and went onto DVD is becoming well noticed and was shot in Los Angeles, California. The film also co-starred horror veteran Lew Temple.
Nowadays she moved
in between New York and
California. She has become a cult
favourite to horror fans because
of her work in 'Sleepaway
She also remarried
CKY frontman rocker Deron Miller
(Whom was a fan of her film 'Sleepaway
Camp' and based his band
named off the film which CKY is
short for Camp Kill Yourself) as
they share two children.
Although I'm not
wild over her as an actress I had
to do a review on her since she
was so freaky in 'Sleepaway
Camp' and always
wondered what other types of
roles she did so I bought her
other horror films.
May 23, 1969
Greenwich Village, NYC
Thomas and Joan Esposito
1 brother, Frank and my sister in
Height: 5' 4"
Colour: dark brown
Status: Married to Deron Miller
Foods: Japanese and
Hobbies: Exercise, Computer, Reading,
Sports: Basket ball,
Hockey and Baseball
Colours: Red, Cranberry
and Dark Blue
Music: All kinds such as
jazz, rock, pop, rap, alternative
Actors: Kevin Spacey,
Ruehl, Meryl Streep
Movies: The Godfather,
Silence of the Lambs, Tootsie,
Spinal Tap, The Shining.
TV show: Cheers
Books: Seth Speaks,
Bridge Across Forever, Jonathan
Livingston Seagull, Seat of the
Countries: Hawaii and
Music Act: CKY
Ruehl in Lost in Yonkers on
Performance: There isn't
one, actors do their best
4 Beautiful Cats
Call waiting (I don't have it)
and people talking really loudly
on their cell phones in public
Don't Sweat the small stuff
Inner Strength, Inner Peace and
being O.K. with Judgement
Acting Gig: Sleepaway
Camp.1983 Yesss! The
film that made her a horror film
actress! She was so damn
believable at such a young age of
13 years old to play the role she
played. The shy and disturbed
Angela who went to a summer camp
and was always being put-upon by
However, they end up getting
killed for their nastiness. She
didn't have alot to say in this
film but there was no need to as
she brought this character to
life. She did a perfect job with
her long staring. Her ending with
that freaky face was so memorable
to fans and non fans. Yet you can
tell that she would have
limitations playing other parts
in film's by seeing her
performance in this one.
Apparently she was nothing like
her character and socialised too
much with her fellow actors. She
admitted that she had alot of fun
in the film and her mother was
like her manager in a way.
She told Hiltzik that she didn't
want to have her hands used
during the murders as she thought
it would be too disturbing for
her at a young age. Instead her
co-star Jonathan Tiersten's hands
It was hard for young Felissa to
get work in other films that were
When the film came to DVD after
the millenium Felissa Rose did
the commentary for the film along
with writer/director Robert
Hiltzik and Official webmaster
Jeff Hayes. They had a good time
with it and briefly mentioned the
upcoming 'Return to
Sleepaway Camp'. She
also attened many horror events
and reunions because of this
of a Feather.2000 This was a start to
Felissa career in horror films.
She plays a killer in this on
The film was only 15 minutes long
and played at the Long Island
Film Festival in New York which
only a handful of people went to
Apparently the film was shot on
two very intense days.
Felissa's last name on the film
was credited as Primavera which
was her ex-husband's last name to
whom she was married to and acted
in his stage shows.
Also, she apparently didn't get
along with her former actress in
the film who's name was Danielle
Il Grande but Felissa kills her
in the end of the film. She
must've felt good about that!
Of course this film is about a
paranoid wife who thinks her
husband is going to kill her due
to his temperament.
The film was average with just an
Secret Recipe.2002 This
was a cheesy slapstick 30 minute
horror flick made by Jeff Hayes
from www.sleepawaycampmovies.com and using
his real family members to be in
The story is about a stuck up college
student moves in with her Grandma
due to noisy construction work at
her house so she can find a quiet
place to study for her exams. Her
grandmother tries to make her
feel as welcome as possible
offering her goodies of all
kinds. Her granddaughter finds
this annoying and tries to make
her leave her alone.
But good ole Granny still keeps
on trying as she shows her
granddaughter a photo album of
her past life. The granddaughter
mouths her off and insults her.
Grandma snaps and repeatedly
stabs her granddaughter with an
ice pick. Then Granny manipulates
her son to bury her in the
backyard. Can a secret really be
Felissa comes on towards the
ending of the flick as a news
reporter named Angie Angel which
Jeff shot her scenes in Texas
after her and Robert Hiltzik were
supporting a theater that was
opening and it was screening 'Sleepaway
Camp'. Hiltzik had a
cameo in the film which Felissa's
character was questioning about
his neighbor slaughtering her
granddaughter and son.
'GSR' rode a
film festival in Chicago with a
double bill of 'Sleepaway
A sequel is in the making and
Felissa reprises her role and she
was on the same grounds with her
scenes when she was helping out
with 'Return to Sleepaway
Camp' along with Jeff
Felissa has a cameo in this one
but an effective one. She plays
an art therapist. At first she
seems sweet and angelic like when
she talks to one of her clients
which is in a drug rehab towards
the end of the film. Next scene
the client goes into a hospital
room where gruesome and
terrifying events are happening.
Felissa's character runs into the
room and she acts monstrous just
like her ending scene in 'Sleepaway
Camp' as the story was
about a bunch of kids escaping
from a rehab and are encountering
evil around them.
Felissa received exposure for
this film even before and after
it's release on magazines and
It rode at many film festivals
and won Best Cinematography at
The New York Horror Film
It then was distributed by Elite
Entertainment which was an amazon
top 10 bestseller under different
horror categories. 'Horror'
was also, for one week in
2003, # 7 on the IMDb-Pro,
out of all the movies.
Writer/director Dante Tomaselli
is a big fan of 70's and early
80's which he tries to bring it
back with his films by hiring
actors from those horror flicks.
However, he makes his stories
very different than any other
horror film which makes him a
cult item. Felissa gained a
temporary friendship with Dante
and acted in his future project 'Satan's
Playground' but this
time she had the lead role.
The reason why she had a cameo in
this film was because it had been
already cast when she submitted
her resume to Dante so he found a
small role for her during the
This time Felissa plays one of
the lead roles as a University
teacher's girlfriend named Sandra
Kane. Of course they're running
away from an ancient mutant
barbarian named Nikos who has
returned from the dead and is
slaughtering people at a museum.
Felissa wasn't particularly proud
of this film as it was rushed and
she didn't have enough time to
concentrate on her character. She
doesn't talk alot about this
The film had lots of slaptick
type horror and it also mainly
focused on the gore throughout
the film. This was the goriest
film I've seen in fact. The film
was shown at many horror film
festivals in parts of Europe like
at FEAR IN NURNMBERG, THE
INDEPENDENT DAYS KARLSRUHE and
THE SPLATTERDAY NIGHT FEVER
All with about 200-500 seats,
fully packed with gore hounds.
About a month later the film was
self distributed on DVD and sold
well on the Nikos official site.
The film to me was like a bad
spoof on 'Friday the 13th
Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan'
with many cameos by trashy b-film
actors. This film was made on a
Are Forever.2003 Felissa
has a supporting role and is in
this film for about only 5
minutes. It's about the gates of
hell that was accidentally opened
and the dead is walking the
Felissa plays a character named
Gina who was bitten by a zombie
and slowly is turning into one.
Felissa's death scene looked very
fake and she is too over the top
as usual. According to
writer/director Jose Prendes, him
and his company stopped shooting
her scene at one point as they
thought Felissa was really in
The cast featured many b-film
actors too. It went to many film
festivals and then was eventually
released on DVD by Asylum
Entertainment. It's now available
to buy and rent at Blockbuster.
I found this flick a tribute to
George A. Romero's Living Dead
flicks although the film was made
on a very low budget and many of
the outdoor scenes weren't on a
closed set cause you could see
some cars driving by and people
Tales: The Return of Mr.
neat cheesy horror anthology as
Felissa has one of the leads in a
chapter titled 'Dennis
Frye Vs. the Zombies'.
She plays the role of Sarah who
dates a wimpy employee named
Dennis Frye at a corner store who
is bullied by a gang called the
Zombies but a strange man enters
the store with these special
candy bars that turns Dennis into
a hero and the gang into living
It is a classic battle as Sarah
and Dennis battle the zombies.
Felissa has descent timing at
being funny and adventureous. The
chapter reminded me of the TV
series 'Buffy the Vampire
Slayer' but with zombies
The whole film was very 'Twilight
Zone/Tales from the Crypt'
type of feel. Rode at a handful
of film festivals and a few years
later went to DVD. Rumors float
around that Felissa was not proud
of her work in this one.
Zombiegeddon.2003 A student film by Chris
Watson and not a great one with
lots of bad acting and directing
and made on a camcorder budget
like most of Felissa's films but
has lots of bloody gore effects.
The film was shown in a few
underground venues before being
released onto DVD by Troma Team a
few years later. It can be fun to
watch if you're in the mood for
it but if not you need to avoid
At first you wonder if this is a
comedy-horror like 'Shaun
of the Dead' but instead
it's just a plain zany comedy
trying to use 'South
Park' humor in a bad way
but using horror elements like
the gore and flesh eating
It all starts out when a lady
named Laura Reynolds (Brinke
Stevens) goes to a radio station
to talk about Lucifer, otherwise
Lord Zombie (William Smith)
wanting to take over the world
with zombies while two redneck
cops who stir trouble for others
are encountering this madness and
tries to help the matters out.
Felissa gets involved during the
middle of this film in a
highschool gymnasium as a
cheerleader named Melissa so her
and her friends go with the
police to hide out in a house but
however Melissa is slowly
realising that her cheerleader
friends are becoming zombie's
Although Felissa isn't a great
actress herself she seems to
perform better than most others.
There are a few exceptions in the
film too like Brinke, Robert
Z'Dar, Jeff Dylan Graham and a
cameo by Edwin Neal.
has the lead role named Tara in
this awful, corny, slapstick
comedy/horror made for DVD as a
sister of someone who was
slaughtered by a midget killer
named Craig (Played by Mighty
Mike Murga who is god awful in
his role) who is still grieving
her death but ends up going to a
lesbian bikini party but nearby
is a lab where Craig's master
His master is a cannibalistic mad
scientist named the Doctor (Ford
Austin) who collects body parts
and guts. Eventually all of
Tara's friends are slaughtered
and then Tara is kidnapped and
tied up as well as being mamed by
the Doctor in his lab.
I can't believe I wasted 20
dollars on this crappy DVD. This
is probably Troma Team at their
The story was originally written
by Chris Watson as he made it
look like a 'Slumber
Party Massacre' type
slasher flick but instead is was
rewritten by someone else and
unfortunately the story had no
relation to that type of genre
which was really sad. There is no
budget to this flick plus the
acting is terrible and the
killings are so phony it's not
Felissa does well at freaking out
but of course that's about it and
looks foolish with her
performance in it otherwise.
Making this flick however was an
awful waste of time. There are
also pointless cameos by porn
superstar Ron Jeremy, Troma Team
president Lloyd Kaufman and
scream queen Brinke Stevens.
Felissa had a cameo in Dante's
last film 'Horror' but this time she has
the lead as Donna Bruno which
marks to be her best performance
so far which isn't saying alot.
Of course her role is a nagging
wife while her husband Frank
(Salvatore Paul Piro) is almost
asleep on the wheel driving in
the gloomy woods while her, her
sister Cheryl (Played by Evil
Dead actress Ellen Sandweiss) and
her baby, along with her mentally
challenged son Sean (Played by
Tomaselli favourite Danny Lopes)
on a camping trip.
However their car gets stuck and
Frank looks for help but ends up
getting slaughtered when he meets
up with an old woman named Mrs.
Leeds (Irma St. Paule) and so
Felissa's character tries to look
for him and get help too. Instead
she is drugged and then kidnapped
and badly tormented.
Felissa's intensity is amazing in
this film but she hardly shows
any expressions with her
character and it looks poor.
The film was well done and a good
descent budget for an indie film
but the story doesn't make alot
of sense and sometimes you wonder
to yourself what is the point to
However, Dante really brought
back the roots of retro horror
film from the 70's and 80's with
this one and also cast 'Texas
co-star Edwin Neal as a demented
retarded mute son of Mrs. Leeds.
Plus there is a small role by Ron
Millkie who had a small part in
the very first 'Friday
the 13th' flick as an
officer and plays an officer in
this one as well and has some
similarities to both these roles
Surveillance.2006 Felissa had a good
supporting role in this one as
the film started shooting for a
long time in 2001 and
post-production took a few years
to finish up.
The story is a mystery-thriller
of a group of residents living in
an apartment and there is a
killer leading a cult and it can
be any of the residents as the
killer was responsible for
murders years before the
apartment was made for the
A group of people decides to
store hidden camera inside each
suite so they can try and spot
the going's on at the apartment
as the place is run by abusive
husband's partygoers and sleazy
Felissa plays the role of Heidi
Broonen who has a sleazy and
arrogant attitude and lives with
her mentally disturbed sister who
tried to commit suicide and was
just out of a psych ward.
Heidi doesn't treat her sister
too well and always brings a
different guy home and asks her
sister to go out and do an errand
while she does so.
She worked with some of the same
cast members in this film in her
previous film roles which is very
interesting. The film had a few
public screenings and went to DVD
under a new title named 'Dark
to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of
the Slasher Film.2006 This
was a horror documentary on many
people in the history on the
slasher film industry discussing
through each generation and
inspirations their roles or
making a horror flick and Felissa
discussing her role as Angela in
saying she was the chick with the
dick. Surprisingly she had some
interesting stuff to say and
showed some clips of her shocking
ending on the film too. She also
discusses some of the other
horror films along with others
like Betsy Palmer, Lilyan
Chauvin, Wes Craven, Sean S.
Cunningham, Tom Savini and a slew
What grabbed my attention on what
Felissa had to say was a film
that sparked controversy in 1984
called 'Silent Night
Deadly Night' and about
people wanting to ban it from
theatre's as well as the trailer
too scaring kids about a
murderous Santa Claus explaning
that she'd tell her kids what is
real and what is not if they saw
I find this to be my favourite
horror documentary as it is verty
detailed on the slasher film
industry and how it started as
well as more films continuing
throughout the decades.
this Way.2007 Like
This one was another film that
took a very long time to be
Felissa hosts this piece as she
introduces herself and said that
she was the original Angela Baker
in 'Sleepaway Camp'
and then introduces the story.
The story isn't really a story as
there doesn't seem to be a proper
plot to it. There are scenes of
sex, anger, fighting, racism and
wild parties but how to explain
them is almost impossible.
Felissa is involved with some of
the scenes in this film as well
as narrating it. She puts alot of
pizazz in the film and I remember
a scene while someone is jump
roping she is constantly yelling
but of course the story is very
Dead and Gone.2008 This film is surprisingly well done as it was a tale of a struggling actor named Jack Wade (Quentin Jones) taking his comatose wife Frankie (Katherine Bates) to an isolated cabin in the mountains where a famikly was murdered and starts to see hallucinations on his wife being nasty to him as well as opther types of ghoulish figures haunting him and making him go insane that he starts to kill people whom he thought has wronged him along with having an affiar with the Constable Kate Edison (Gillian Shure).
Felissa only has a special appearance in this one as most of her scene's are on a phone talking to the character Jack and trying to help him out with his problems. She surprisingly does an okay job and showing off some spunk in her role as the character Peggy Goldstein. She also has an appaearance at the end of the film in between some closing credits trying to look for him at the cabin and shows a shocking expression in the end like she did in 'Sleepaway Camp'.
The film at times was a bit long and getting tiresome but still well made regardless and seemed to pay a tribute to flicks like 'Pet Semetary' and 'Evil Dead 2'.
The composer was Harry Manfredini who did the score for the 'Friday the 13th' films.
Psycho Sleepover .2008 She has a cameo in this one as a news reporter in which she is in the very beginning of this story and seen on TV in which this is about a person accidentally murdering her boyfriend and moves to a new neighborhood and is invited to a slumber party where a bunch of maniacs escape from an asylum to crash the party but the girls that hosted the party are maniacs themselves.
Felissa makes another appearance doing a report on the maniacs escaping with these mental patients in the background and one of them slits her throat which is the best part of this god awful comedy horror fest in which was badly acted and terribly written. I kinda wonder whoever made this clunker was on drugs.
Do not think for a sec it's like 'Slumber Party Massacre' cause it isn't even close. The movie is so bad you'll want to shut it off after seeing the first 5 minutes of this.
Put this movie to sleep for good as I can't even believe that Troma picked it up for a DVD release.
to Sleepaway Camp.2008 It was five long years
till they finished post on this
film and 5 years or less in
pre-production and was
disappointed to wait so long
hoping to see it in much better
storyline and quality.
I still dug it for what it was
and before I begin this will be a
spoiler folks for all you who
haven't seen it yet so do stop
reading if you want the surprise.
Felissa was a casting director of
some sort for this film and was
kinda in the film too but
disguised as a male police
officer with a mute voice using
those mechanical types of devices
for anyone who lost their vocal
chords to talk or are mute
You could tell it was a woman
wearing prosthetics to look like
a male but yet her character she
portrayed looked interesting
nonetheless. We have a cameo by
Isaac hayes as the Chef before
his death and yes the same
uniform like in South Park.
Felissa's character too reminded
me of a South Park character that
had the mute voice and was a
vietnam veteran with one arm
(Damn I can't remember the name
and it's my favourite TV show).
Her character goes on a search to
find Ricky (Reprised by Jonathan
Tiersten) whom is a construction
worker and is taken to a camp
since some killings are taking
place there thinking he nmay have
a link to it since his cousin
created some murders at Camp
Arawak 20 years before when he
too was a camper along with
trying to find other information
at the campsite.
At the end Felissa takes off the
police uniform and reveals that
she is the killer and the actual
Angela Baker (Not the one from
Camp Arawak who was Peter made
out to be his supposed dead twin
sister Angela) and starts
laughing crazily. Then the screen
goes black with the closing
This isn't a shocking ending like
in the original one but it was
enjoyable and leaves a door open
for the next one they're trying
to get off the ground titled 'Sleepaway
Camp Reunion 3D' but
sadly I can't see them making
another one since it took them so
long to finish this one. Time
will tell though.
Also after the closing credits
Felissa makes another appearance
on trying to fix her flat tire as
her car is stuck in the middle of
nowhere and a police officer
tries to help her then the car
crashes on his head with her
showing a nice evil type of grin
on her face.
Deadly Little Christmas.2009 Felissa has the main
supporting role in this
amateurish slasher flick which
tried to carry on the slasher
tradition of masked killers like
or 'Friday the 13th'
but yet it fails to meet up to
them due to a lack of a budget
like any film Felissa co-stars
in. Still it can be fun to watch
if you're not in the mood for a
serious slasher flick.
The plot is about a disturbed
child who is framed for murdering
his father dressed in a Santa
suit and is caught for cheating
on another woman and gets stabbed
to death. Later on he is in a
psych ward and his mother tells a
detective how dangerous he is.
Meanwhile, his siblings prep up
for a Christmas play and the son
escpaes from the institution.
People are being slayed by a
hooded killer wearing a mask.
Felissa plays a mother named Mary
whom as usual acts way over the
top and making a fool out of
herself. Plus she has a scene
with supporting actor Samuel
Nathan Hoffmire as her son Devin
that's in a psych ward for an
accusation of murdering a family
member as a child on Christmas
morningin which he is silent all
this time she tries to talk to
him and there's scene's with her
crying when he fails to answer
which she is so fake by doing so
it's not even funny.
She knew how to act disturbed at times when being
questioned about her son. She
also had a nice cold voice too
during certain scene's of the
film. She plays another psychotic
part in this film than as Angela
in 'Sleepaway Camp'
but yet that film had by far
better qualities than this one.
Her part was necessary for the
film and it's interesting by
seeing her do another type of
slasher film even if it's made on
close to a no budgeter.
All in all she is not a character
actress which is the bottom line.
Silent Night Zombie Night. 2009 This was surprisingly a well budgeted and decent storyline compared to most of the other film's Felissa has been in on a city of Los Angeles is threatened by a viral outbreak turning residents into zombie's a week before Christmas.
It seems like a paying tribute to the George A. Romero zombie classics as well as the remakes on them too. It shows slow moving zombie's and fast moving one's. How does Felissa come into the story? Well she comes in quarter way through in which she portrays a combat trainer named Elsa Lansing who shoots down zombie's after coming out of her vehicle along with her sidekick Paul Irwin (Played by Aussie veteran actor Paul Irwin) and explaining to the survivors as to why some of the zombie's walk fast and some very slow which seemed to be cleverly written into the story.
She breezes through the rest of the time including with the main characters who are policemen as one of them had an affair with the other's wife named Frank Talbot (Played by Jack Forcino) and Nash Jackson (Played by Andy Hopper) not trusting this character wondering if she's been bitten and is handcuffed to a bathroom window while Frank's wife Sarah (Nadine Stenovich) is keeping an eye on her. Beforehand her body is checked out for bite marks which she keeps her bra on and you can tell that she added on a bit of beef over the years.
Plus there's a great struggling moment with a burly type zombie trying to attack her at the bathroom window which looked exciting to watch.
Then they both team up for battle at the end of the film which leaves a door open for a sequel which seemed impressive.
Felissa's acting skills were actually okay surprisingly and does well acting serious with her speaking. Yet she seems very exhausted in her performance. Her role wasn't effective for the story however but it wasn't a small role at all. Also billed in this flick is a supporting role by another horror veteran actor Lew Temple who does a nice job in it too.
The film played at many film festivals doing quite well and recently came onto DVD before 2012 arised.
Dahmer Vs Gacy.2010
An annoying horror spoof on two serial killers who escaped from a psych ward as one of them is dressed as a clown and not a scary one and goes on a killing spree till they face each other.
The film is a total time waster and whoever wrote it mustve been on serious LSD since it's pretty scattered as well as the film is badly done and terrible acting in it too.
Felissa has a bit part in it as a customer in a grocery store who is interviewed by a news reporter and as usual she acts hyper and over the top although she tries not too but not much effort on her behalf. The story annoyed me so much that I didn't need to see her performance too much in this as alot of the times I've seen her in annoys me by how she tries to portray a character.
The film tries hard to be funny but it's stupid with the comedy and it isn't scary either yet alot of horror violence which should please the gorehounds as it offers a bit of blood.
The story is about a bunch of friends going on a camping trip and on the way driving there one of them gets intoxicated and starts going on a killing spree and none of these people including the killer is human as a race of alien type of people are trying to do some sort of an experiment with these things that are supposed to be human beings. The story didn't make sense at all. Whoever wrote this film was dropping acid big time in which the film should've been titled that. Made on a terrible budget like a close to home video type.
While watching this movie you wonder as to where Felissa is and to be truthful she isn't really in it at all but then before the movie ends we spot a spoofy grindhouse type of trailer on the sequel and then we spot Felissa briefly in it. If you blink she's gone. That's it folks as she basically acted in a teaser trailer and not the story. Let's hope the sequel never happens with this one.
The Perfect House.2012
Apart from co-starring in this horror anthology she co-produced it as well. Not as badly budgeted like you'd expect it to be. Has some clever situations revealing different chapters and making it all take place inside someone's supposed dream home after being married but has some deadly history to it.
Felissa plays a family woman during a bit of the beginning to and then in the final chapter later on while being invited to dinner in the home invited by a maniac whom he taunts and tortures her as well as her onscreen family playing a deadly game which is similar to what you'd see in a 'Saw' flick.
All she seems to know what to do is scream and whine in the flick as she's annoying like always. Never did anything for me at all in this one. You'd wished that she's shut up.
Of course in one of the other chapters we spot he former 'Sleepaway Camp' star Jonathan Tiersten making a comeback to acting in which he plays a maniac this time in a 'Hostel' type of fashion.
He seemed rusty at first but when he continues to perform you can tell that he still has the knack which is alot more than what I can say for Felissa herself.
Plus he has two songtracks for the film from his band but it isn't too recognisable.
There are the odd exciting chapters which seemed to carry the tradition from 'Tales from the Crypt' but at times the film seems to fall into a bit of a slump.
Camp Dread .2014
Felissa had the lead role in this tale as a camp counsellor named Rachel Steele to contestants on a reality show for a greedy filmmaker Julian Barrett (Played by Eric Roberts) who's fame came to an end when the 80's were over on summer camp slasher flicks in which a mysterious killer does these contestants in one by one. Sound familiar?
It borrows some elements to the 'Sleepaway Camp' franchise as does the campsite so this was a perfect vehcile for Felissa to do. She is of course mediocre in her role as always but does show a nice brief sneering attitude towards someone else.
Does her best doing orders for the contestants and is okay with her intense screaming when she spots a dead body as well as her upsetting emotions. Also was okay by acting anxious when she is attacked and toxic fuel is poured all over her which is a nice horror moment for her. This time as a victim in a summer camp slasher film instead of a killer.
The film was made on a fairly okay budget compared to the other indie films that she performed in. The story almost seems enjoyable and it is in certain spots but it lags in other areas since we've seen these types before. However a nice try to a tribute to those 80's slasher flicks. The ending is cleverly done too.
It even has a cameo by Danielle Harris as a sheriff in which we remember her in 'Halloween' 4, 5 and the remakes too.
Tales of Halloween .2015
A horror anthology where she was a featured extra but yet credited as she was well seen playing a parent to a trick or treater in one chapter and a neighbor in another one seeing a fight between two neighbors as it's a story of 10 chapters all in a country on Halloween of course as it pays a tribute to those old school horror flicks with many name actors involved along with having a decent budget on it too.
The movie was over the top funny adding horror which worked in well as that's hard to do.
Personally I think it's the best anthology and a must for fans who like movies taking place this season and will admit this tops 'Sleepaway Camp' any day. But like 'Dropping Evil' she really isn't in this flick than those two brief scene's.