Owen: First off Melantha, can you tell
me how your alter ego Countess Bathoria came to
Melantha: My taste for horror
began at a very young age; I would write stories
or making mini home movies
each with more
blood or violence than the last. As I grew my
taste for horror evolved into something of a
fetish and I began exploring new and unique ways
of expressing myself. In 1999 I created the web
site www.bathoria.com dousing myself in a fantasy
world of sex and death.
And what would you say are the primary
similarities and differences between you and her?
She resides in my darker side and usually comes
out to play when Im feeling arrogant,
dominant or sexually deviant.
Owen: You cowrote,
directed, produced and starred (as Necrotia, the
Queen of Hell) in 'Sinners and Saints'.
What were the biggest lessons you learned about
filmmaking in assuming those multiple roles?
Working with such a small budget left us with no
choice but to cast ourselves as the lead
we were the only ones that had the
time and were willing to work for free. It was
quite challenging trying to act and direct at the
same time! I could not have done it without
having a second set of eyes was an
absolute must and a blessing! This holds true for
the action he directed
I was his second set
casting many actors for one scene seemed to pose
if one cancelled at the last
minute our shoot for the day would have to be
rescheduled due to continuity issues. It is
exceptionally hard to find reliable performers
that will work for next to nothing. I dont
blame them and am very thankful to those who did
give it their all!
In 'Tender Flesh For the Zombie Goddess'
you play a "raw girl meat-eating
zombie". So as a gal-gobbler what
seems like the tastiest parts of your victims?
I prefer the breast meat
a tempting treat
for any Zombian. *ZOM-BI-AN n. A reanimated
female corpse whose flesh eating orientation is
Tell me a bit about your work in 'Purple
I just attended the premiere last night at the
Fantasia Film Festival and am proud to say that
it was well received! Its always rewarding
when people enjoy your work. Purple Glow
is about a meteor that crashes on earth and is
found by a group of young campers. Problems arise
when a few of the females, myself included, touch
the alien rock turning them into monsters that
feed on sex and human flesh.
will see a slightly different side of me in this
. for the first part that is *winks*
Owen: You are
reunited with your 'The Night They
Returned' costar and twisted sister Suzi
Lorraine in 'She Demons of the Black Sun'. What
about your chemistry makes you two such great
I unfortunately didnt get a chance to see
Suzi the day she was on the set of She
Demons. We do have a great deal of
chemistry! We share a lot of the same interests
and both love to laugh! Its like
with some people you click and
others you dont.
Owen: You have
played Lucifer, The Queen of Hell, A Monster, and
A Zombie Goddess. Are you more attracted to
those "larger than life roles" or due
to your personality are people more likely
to consider you for those roles?
I believe Im a little type cast due to the
fact that most producers/directors find me
through my website. Of course I enjoy playing
these larger than life roles they are
so much fun and I am able to be creative with my
acting choices!!!! Perhaps now that Purple
Glow is released and once The
Order Of One makes its
premiere people will realize that I am more
versatile than they once thought.
What is the toughest thing have ever had to do in
I once doubled an actress for a stunt that was a
little scary and dangerous. I had to fall down a
flight of concrete stairs wearing very little
padding. Female actresses are usually scantily
clad leaving little room to hide padding under
their clothing. Not my favorite thing to do on a
So what other projects do you have lined up for
I am currently working on a Braemar Entertainment
and Robomonkey co production entitled The
Order Of One. I am acting as the
director of photography as well as playing the
role of a hippie assassin named Dynamite.
Bell and Zachary Park are in pre production with
Rise Of The Ghosts
horror movie. I am looking forward to playing
along side Suzi Lorraine again
it will be
our first reunion since The Night They
Returned. I adore her and know it will be a
blast on set!!!
Jason and I (Robomonkey Productions) are planning
to shoot our second contribution to the indie
horror scene this fall entitled Countess
Bathorias Graveyard Picture Show.
This film will have six twisted tales of the
undead from some of underground horrors most
notorious directors. Each unique vision of horror
in this anthology-style film will revolve around
one fateful accident in the same small town.
Do you have a sort of ultimate career goal or
path you want to take?
Melantha: It has
been my preference to keep active in every aspect
of the genre. I tend to bore easily having only
one creative outlet. I want to explore as much as
and hope that taking on directing and
producing wont deter others from hiring me
as an actress.
What scares you in real life?
he chased me with an axe