what age did you see yourself as an entertainer?
As young as I can
remember, I wanted to move to Los Angeles and
Did you see
yourself acting in horror films?
Never! I wanted to do Disney Films- Family Films.
What was your
first horror film?
'Slaughterhouse' was my first. Then the others
came quickly after.
How did you
find out about it?
an add in the Dramalogue about the audition.
What did Rick
Roessler ask you to do to try out for the part of
out for the lead actually. Sherry got that part.
Rick had us onstage acting out scenes and pairing
us up with other actors. Joel and I worked well
together and got the part of Michele and her
Did you try
out for any other parts in the film?
of the film was impressive when you all hung out
at the dock - near the slaughterhouse. What time
was it when you all did that scene?
late... and we had a blast. It was really fun.
Did you have
any issues on set when you were running around
with Joel Hoffman goofing around?
is a great actor. We really clicked together.
Did it feel
creepy for you when you were doing this as on the
final cut of the film watching it the scene's did
look freaky thinking these two are in for it this
time with Buddy?
fun. The special effect guys were great and tried
out different things to make the deaths look as
good as possible. The whole experience was
How did you
feel working with Joel Hoffman who played your
boyfriend Kevin and did you feel that you
two had great chemistry working together?
I worked really well together. As the director
and producer watched us in the daily's- they were
really happy with how we worked together!
Did it trip
you out when Joe Barton as Buddy came swinging
with his meat cleaver towards Hoffman's
was fun to watch. I was so impressed with all the
special effects. This was not a big budget movie
and I think they did well with what they had to
racing through your head when you were cornered
in the broken down bus and Buddy was coming after
you with the swinging meatcleaver?
scream and get away!! :-)
What was Joe
really like with you on set of the film?
great guy. Everyone was really great to work
Was it ever
painful for you for the rest of the shoot hanging
on that meathook and did you have to stop
breathing when they were shooting?
hurt- and yes- we needed to be as still as
possible. At one point they forgot to put the
crate back under my feet after a take....I was
like .... Hello- guys..over here. I need the
role was quite small what moment did you like
that best throughout the whole shoot?
bummed when I saw that I was killed before the
movie even really started. I liked the whole
experience of the film. I really enjoyed working
Who did you
like working with the best?
and I became really good friends and still keep
in touch. But- I enjoyed working with everyone.
What was your
reaction like when you saw the movie in
awesome!! I was grossed out by the pigs being
slaughtered- that was really disgusting on the
big screen. I loved going to the opening. Getting
out of a limo- being all dressed up. It was fun!
My dream had come true!
Now you had a
handful of other horror films and bigger roles
too. Was this due to your work in 'Slaughterhouse'?
after I did 'Slaughterhouse', the other films
basically came to me.
What was it
like as the role Leeza Russo in
remember much about the film except that it was
fun to fly out to Jupiter, FL to film it.
What is the
character is having affairs with everyone and her
husband goes crazy and kills everyone in very
What do you do
in that film?
a lot and flirt with a lot of guys.
Tell us the
whole details on your experience throughout the
many years ago and I don't remember much in
detail about the film. Justthat it was fun
filming and that I enjoyed working with the other
actors and the crew.
difficult to do in the film?
want to do the shower scene. That was difficult.
What kind of a
release did this film get?
Did you ever
get feedback from fans with your work in it?
Have you been
interviewed in magazines or shows like Fangoria
due to your work in the film?
I was in
a couple of horror magazines.
worked in a horror comedy called 'Feast'.
Who do you play throughout the film?
remember much about this film... I need to go
back and look at the video.
How big was
your role in it?
remember much as it was many years ago and not
such a big deal as 'Slaughterhouse' was.
What was the
working environment like working on set for this
was nice and easy to work with.
Was there a
scene that disturbed you throughout your shoot in
it since it's about cannibalism?
even remember. You know more about the film than
I do.... I am curious and will have to find the
video to view it again
How long did
it take to shoot your scene's?
Did this film
go direct-to-video, theatrical or film festivals?
video - I am sure. Although- I don't recall ever
seeing it in a video store.
You were also
in horror anthology called
'Things' in the chapter Thing in
a Jar. Was there anything you'd like to tell us
about this flick?
I think I
play the wife of a guy..and I remember a blond
girl that gets killed. I don't remember much
What kind of a
release did this one have?
Do you have
any other horror gigs lined up?
No- I got
breast cancer at 33 and again at 35 and that was
real life horror.
What are you
doing today you'd like to share with us?
I have 4
kids (3 of whom are adopted and they range in age
from 2 years to 14 years old. I own and run a
Pink Ribbon Breast Cancer Awareness website www.pinkwings.com I participate in
60 mile Breast Cancer 3-Day walks around the
country raising awareness and money for breast
cancer. I am a 2-Time Breast Cancer Survivor and
I get to speak at events and conferences about
Breast Cancer Awareness. I am also the FORCE
Outreach Coordinator for Oregon (along with my
sister). FORCE stands for Facing Our Risk Of
Cancer Empowered. It is an organization for women
who are at high risk for breast cancer because of
some fun stuff: What are your favourite horror
the 'Nightmare On Elm Street Films' and the
throughout your acting career do you cherish the
If there was a
project you did that you'd like to change which
one would that be?
None- I had fun doing them all
If you were a scream queen for a day whether she was alive or dead who would she be?
Jamie Lee Curtis
in 'Halloween'- she is tough
What are your
ambitions in life?
To be a
good mother and to Make A Difference.
What is your
idea of perfect happiness?
good family life and good health!