Owen: When you got into films did you aspire to
be a scream queen or was it something that just
Isabelle: I really wanted to be a scream queen. I was
watching all those Seduction Cinema, Troma, and
other Independent films thinking thats what
I would like to do! And here I am! Doing what I
was dreaming to do 5 or 6 years ago. It was only
a dream at the time because I didn't think I had
what it takes to be an actress. Im glad I
was wrong. I guess I just wasnt ready at
What's been your best filmmaking experience thus
Isabelle: In every single film I did I learned something
important. One of my best experiences was on the
set of 'The Infernal Cycle'.
It was one of the most professional crews
Ive ever been involved with so far. The
result is really impressive. But I also have to
mention 'Sins of The Father';
its my favorite death scene so far! And
Id have to mention Killer Cup 2
because that movie won the Vision Global prize at
the Fantasia Movie Festival! I was so happy! I
had a lot of fun shooting that film. The crew was
What scream queens do you admire/aspire to?
Isabelle: I really admire Julie Strain and Misty
Mundae. Theyre the two persons who
influenced me most in my life. Julie Strain made
me want to be in movies and Misty Mundae made me
realize it was possible!
You have some of the greatest death scenes of
anyone. Is it something that attracts you
to a part...and which is your personal fave?
Isabelle: Yeah! I like good death scenes. Since a lot
of the characters I portray are victims
that are not alive for long, the death scene is
when I have to show the most of my acting
ability. Like in 'Vampire Sisters',
I have only a small part in it. But I did my best
to make my death scene unforgettable. People
remembered me from that film.
Psychos, victims, vampires, zombies --
which is the most fun to play and why?
usually play the victim and I love it! But I
would like to play more psycho characters,
there's more dimension to the character and
therefore the acting is more challenging. I like
Hey by the way, why does Lloyd K. call you
and me were in the Delta Hotel, in a waiting
room, he was about to be interviewed and then
realized that I didn't had a Tromette name! I
needed a Tromette name to be introduced. He took
a good look at me and said: What about
Necrophilia? I loved it! It's creepy but sexy at
the same time... is it? Well maybe not... But I
What monster or creature do you feel the greatest
affinity for and why?
I would say the human panther in Cat
People. Sensual and dangerous
What makes you scream in real life?
Isabelle: Im scared of car crashes... I had a really
hard time reading JG Ballards Crash.
Amazing book by the way!
What is something that makes you want to KILL!
Isabelle: When I
see someone driving like a maniac! It's worse if
I'm actually in the car! That makes me want to
kill the driver!
Any upcoming projects you would care to
Isabelle: Oh yeah! I have a really big project coming! In
January 2005 I'm starting my own video
production company! So if any of you have shot a
film and wanted to put it all together, I will
offer video editing services, and also custom
films. I'm starting on my own! I will also work
on a few movies such as 'Super Team
Yummy (a Michael Will film where I
play a sweet little girl who turns into a deadly
fighter!), Wake Up (a
Falcon Video story in which I play a girl who
keeps loosing consciousness...), Seduction of Evil (an Andre
Dubois film about Vampires... Excellent story!), She Demon (an SV Bell
film in which I'm starring as the girl who's been
abused and take her revenge with the help of sexy
demoness...) and Tender Flesh For
Zombie Goddess (a Patrick Aird
film in which I have a small part playing one of
the victims of the zombie Goddess...). That's
what I know will happen, I'm sure a lot of things
will come in between all those movie projects!
You will have to check out my website in January
for all the details! http://www.isabellestephen.net/
Where do you see yourself five years from
Isabelle: In five
years I see myself directing a feature film, in
which I will have a part. But the best in all
that is that I will be paid to do it! I'm not
doing it for the money, but I do need to pay my
bills every month just like everybody... So I
definitely see myself making films and having no
money problems. :)
That sounds like the ultimate scream queen dream
combo.Thanks Isabelle, and all the best to you on
achieving your goals.