LILITH STABS ... And does
a whole lot more too! by Owen Keehnen
Horrorfest 2004, Exoticon, Twisted
Nightmare Weekend, etc. -----
Singer/actress/force of nature and
self-proclaimed Mistress of
Unreality Lilith Stabs is a
certified hit on the horror convention
charming fans with her sass
and delicious eccentricity. The Georgia
born Goth-dess has parlayed her
popularity, charms, and appeal to land
roles in an impressive number of indie
Vampire Callgirls (playing
Roxy in her film debut),
Demonatrix (as the title
Cremains (as Necromancer),
the Bad Movie Police series,
Something to Scream About
(the HOT documentary about women on the
cutting edge of the B-movie scene
featuring Brinke Stevens, Judith
ODea, Denice Duff, Felissa Rose,
Julie Strain, etc.) Blood Beneath
the Moon, Come and Get Some
More, Spicy Sister Slumber
Party (with Amy Lynn Best, Ryli
Morgan, etc.), Severe Injury
(directed by Amy Lynn Best),
Stingers, etc. Lilith is also a pop
rock singer and has a song featured on
the soundtrack to the new Chris Furners
film A Wandering Mind in the God
Machine, is a staple on the concert
circuit, and has recorded a CD as well.
In addition she is a darling of the print
industry. The sought after goth model has
appeared in numerous magazines such as
Beauty, The City
Morgue, Extreme Fetish,
Full Metal Femmes, and more
and is even the featured character in the
comic book series Razor
Gothic. The dark eyed and alabaster
skinned Countess Lilith is also a big
bunny enthusiast - hugely devoted to her
pet rabbits Serena and Samantha
which explains the name of her recently
formed company, Vampybunny Productions.
When the former dominatrix Mistress
Lilith agreed to an interview what could
be said other than Thank you
Mistress. May I ask you a question?
||Owen: What are your qualifications as The High Priestess of Horror?
Lilith: Well, I guess the life I've led
could be considered pretty horrifying by most
people. I think some of that qualifies me.
Did you have a certain mentor for assuming that
Lilith: Not really, I just created myself
in the image I thought a woman in horror films
Owen: So when you call Lilith
Stabs as a creation --- as being your own horror
persona --- then do you consider yourself more a
personality than an actress?
Lilith: No, not really. I've always just
considered "Lilith" to be me. I didn't
really mean it like its a character or
anything. I'm just myself.
Owen: You've made a number of
horror films to date. When it comes to
getting roles in these movies are there auditions
or is it more a matter of networking and people
learning about you from appearances at
conventions and your website?
Lilith: I really haven't had to audition,
I usually end up working with people I've
networked with or that have already seen some of
my work or even already worked with me in the
past. Its a lot easier that way, when they
already have a role in mind for you and know you
are proper for it then there is usually no need
for an audition.
Owen: Speaking of that --- you
are a HUGE hit on the convention circuit, what is
the key/secret to being a success at those
Lilith: Going to enough of them so people
expect to see you there. Showing up, bring
merchandise (movies/photos, etc.) and go to the
Owen: You recently starred in
the SQ documentary 'Something to Scream
About' where you and 9 other actresses'
(Brinke Stevens - hostess, Ariauna Albright,
Brandi Burkett, Debra DeLiso, Denice Duff, Judith
O'Dea, Felissa Rose, and Julie and Lizzie Strain)
discuss the biz. Did you feel a big sense
of Scream Queen sister-power in the company of
these horror icons?
Lilith: Yes, I think the project was a
great idea as well as bringing a varied enough
group of actresses from the horror industry. I
think that is what made it interesting.
Owen: Tell me about 'The
Bad Movie Police' project also with
Lilith: The Bad Movie
Police is us in segments really basically
making fun of the movie that is shown afterward.
The Bad Movie Police is a really fun project and
I hope we are going to shoot 4 & 5 soon. Nov.
16th is the release date for Bad Movie Police 3.
is another wild movie of yours...what was the
most memorable thing
about that shoot?
Lilith: My parts were shot at a different
time from the other actors and actresses so it
was basically just me. But one of the more
memorable parts was the scenes we shot in New
Orleans at the House of Death (that was my house
in the movie).
Owen: What other projects are
upcoming for you?
Lilith: I hate naming these things before
they actually happen but I do have several
upcoming projects I'll announce after they get
Owen: You started out as a
dominatrix. Did being that persona sort of
make you realize that you could be a successful
Lilith: Well, I actually wanted to act
before I wanted to be a dominatrix. But being
successful as a dominatrix did indeed make me
realize I could be successful at other things as
well, like being an actress.
Owen: What tricks of the
domination trade come in handy with fans?
I think that dealing with so many people
& having them reveal so many secrets about
themselves can give you a lot of insight to many
things about human nature.
So in general it just helps.
Owen: You're a musician as
well...describe your music for me in five words.
Lilith: Pop rock. I have to say that the
stuff I recorded in the past was with someone who
really did not understand what I was going for at
Owen: What is something that
makes you scream?
Owen: What have been your best
and worst film experiences in the low-budget
Lilith: Some of my best experiences in low
budget horror films are really when I get to work
with friends and other than that I really like
seeing the end product come out. That is my
favorite part. Some of my worst experiences are
maybe not getting paid or sort of getting ripped
Owen: What's something that
makes you want to kill?
Lilith: Well, I
don't like the fact rabbit fur has made such a
come back as far as being fashionable. I
personally think it should be left right where it
is, on the pretty little bunnies. I'd much prefer
the people who profit from this end up skinned
instead. Bunnies are not for eating either!
Owen: I know of your fierce
attachment to your bunnies Serena and Samantha
--- do you consider them your familiars or your
children and what qualities do you share with
them or what gives you a special attachment to
Lilith: I suppose they are a bit like
familiars (that is when they are not being
treated like spoiled children). I personally
think bunnies are the most adorable creatures on
earth so I guess that and the fact that get very
attached to me makes me get very attached to
them. I'm not sure what qualities I share with
them, but I always list these as bunny qualities:
adorable, irresistible, fertile, sexually
insatiable, they can be quite cunning and are
Owen: What are your favorite
Lilith: Some of the horror movies I enjoy
the most are the real types not just the monster,
zombie, vampire stuff. Some I liked in
recent years Donnie Darko and Fraility.
What's your dream role?
Lilith: I like playing some things other
than just horror; I also like dark comedies and
thrillers. So roles that don't just confine me to
horror. But a dream role I'd have to really think
about that one.
Owen: Where do you see
yourself 5 years from now?
Lilith: Hmmm...I don't really know, but I
know I'll still have bunnies.