Dayton Ohio based actress Amanda Fire has come a long way in a year. The fiery redhead is making contacts and broadening her fan base with hot appearances at various horror conventions such as Dark XMas and Cinema Wasteland. She has her own website up and running --- check it out at She's been a Tromette of the Month and is blazing a trail on tyhe movie front having already appeared in several independent low budget horror flicks such as 'Abe's Tomb', 'Bite', 'Shadows in the Woods', 'Horror Convention Massacre', 'Decimation', and 'Big Foot'. And I have the feeling that 2007 is going to be even more for her...because where there's smoke there's Amanda Fire.


So do you think the people who knew you growing up would be shocked to hear you are a scream queen and a Tromette or would they expect that sort of thing from you?

I think that some people may be shocked, but that would mainly pertain to the people I went to school with. When I was in school, I was there to learn and get my work done. A lot of people at my school thought I was shy, but they didn't really know me. When I went out to clubs on the weekends I would always be up on stage dancing and having a good time. Just at school I mostly kept to myself.

So while we're on the subject. What exactly are the perks of being a Tromette?

There aren't really any specific perks to being a Tromette, it's mostly just a title. It did however get my name out there, and brought a lot of new hits to my website.

First off I want to hear about your movie 'Decimation'. Give me a synopsis that will make seeing the movie a must for the readers?

Decimation probably isn't the best movie for me to talk about. I had a small role in it, and from I know that part was supposed to be re-filmed due to sound issues. I thought that was supposed to happen this past October, but I never did hear anything more about it.

Okay, then I want to hear something about your movie 'Abe's Tomb'.

Abe's Tomb is a much better choice to talk about. I was my biggest role to date. In this movie, I play the head vampire Vampra. The movie was written, produced, and directed by Carl Merritt. This is his first movie, but he's already an established author with his book Fleet of Angels. The Abe's Tomb movie is based off of his short stories which you can find on his website At this time the movie is in the final stages of editing and we hope to have in on DVD in time for the Spring 07 Cinema Wasteland convention in Strongsville, OH. The movie is filled with action, vampires, and tons of hot girls. For more info visit or where you can also see the trailer.

2006 has been such a busy year for you. In addition to several films (like 'Bite', 'Big Foot', and 'Shadows in the Woods' which I haven't mentioned) you have also done a few horror conventions such as Cinema Wasteland and Dark Xmas. What is that experience like for you?

I love going to the conventions. It's a great way to meet my fans and other people in the film industry. I always enjoy myself at conventions whether it's meeting different people or dancing all throughout the weekend. Yes, I usually dance at conventions. I also have pictures and other merchandise for sale. If anyone hasn't been to a convention they should definetly come, the convention atmosphere is amazing. It's very relaxed and carefree.

Do many movie roles come from networking at those conventions?

That's actually how I got my first movie role which was Shadow's in the Woods. I play a detective in the movie, but I was originally selected for a smaller role as a clerk. The actress who was supposed to play the detective, didn't want a lot of lines so Travis Bowen gave me the part.

Tell me a bit about your movie 'Horror Convention Massacre'. Was it filmed at a horror convention?

Yes, the Horror Convention Massacre was filmed at a convention. It was filmed at Spring 06 Cinema Wasteland. My part is basically exactly what I did the whole weekend. Myself along with two other promo team members were dancing around the convention and they put us in the movie. We have cameos throughout the entire movie. At the Fall 06 CWL it premiered in the viewing room and DVDs were sold.

Is it tough being a horror actress based in Dayton. Are you tempted to move to either coast?

It can be, but I'm just starting out. Before I make any big changes such as moving, I would liek to become more established locally.

Do you have any other upcoming projects or events you would like to let the Racks and Razors readers know about?

Another movie that I've done was Ghostbuster's Spook University. It's a fan film that was directed by Mike Spyoroni. I have a fairly significant role is this movie as well. It was tough, because as this movie was being wrapped up, filming was just beginning on Abe's Tomb. It made it difficult since each director had different ways of doing things. For more information on Ghostbuster's Spook University and to see stills from the movie check out where you'll find a link to the film's myspace.

What was the first movie you saw that scared the shit out of you?

Horror movies don't usually scare me. They usually gross me out more than anything because of all the gore. I don't really like that style of movie, and that's all that is made anymore. However, Abe's Tomb is being made more in the old style where it should instill fear in the viewer as opposed to the gross out factor.

Okay, we're pulling the car into the Amanda Fire Drive In. What three horror flicks are on the triple bill tonight and what goodies are they going to be serving up at the concession stand?

This is a tough question seeing as how I don't watch many horror movies. I guess if I had to choose, I would go with the orignal Exorcist, The Ring, and Scary Movie (I know it's a comedy, but that's the type of movie I like most, and it is pretty funny. I really didn't like the last one though.)

What scares you in real life?

In real life nothing really scares me too much. I mean it's not that I'm not scared of anything, but nothing freaks me out enough for me to actually be completely fearful of it.

What makes you go psycho in real life?

I don't really know, I know it usually takes quite a bit to get me really pissed off.