|Devon Mikolas: The man
behind the lust, terror and horrifying
creations!!! by Greg Tiderington
Mikolas is a local New York based actor
performing a couple of supporting roles
in independent horror flicks with moan
queen Tina Krause for Cinema Image
Productions with the films 'Machines of
Love and Hate' and 'And Then They Were
Dead' which is available in America on
His parents were also entertainers as his
mother is an actress and his father
pursued photography so ever since he was
little wanted to be involved in some way
with the arts.
He has performed in many stage
productions to top off his credit in
off-Broadway productions along with
acting in many TV commercials too.
His other crafts is writing and directing
in which he's doing a horror short very
soon but that will be mentioned later on
this interview. He also has written many
other screenplays hoping to get picked up
Devon was very kind to take time
accepting this interview since he has a
promising career in independent horror
||How old were you when you wanted to
be an entertainer?
I was 8 years old in the third grade. We were
doing a school play and I started just going off
on stage. Doing all these things that were not in
the script. I looked up and the little girl on
stage with me was looking at me terrified. I knew
see yourself acting in horror films?
No not at all, I kind of just stumbled into it
What was your first horror gig?
"Machines of Love and Hate".
How did you come by being in
'Machines of Love and Hate'?
I auditioned for it and got the role. Then when
they sent me the separate contract for the sex
scene, I recognized another name, lead actor,
David Runco, who I had taken an acting class with
about a year before. I called him and asked if he
was in. He was and I signed up right there!
What was the experience like working on the set
as it seemed like a British horror?
That might be the most fun I've had as an actor.
We rented a big house in the middle of nowhere
where to shoot. We filmed all day and partied and
hung out all night. Out in the woods! Fun!
What scene did you enjoy doing the most?
I don't think it was a scene. I think it was one
night hanging out with Tina Krause watching some
other actors their scene. We were kind of making
fun of them but getting really into it. To this
day I laugh when I think about it. "Mind
control"!!! Kind of an inside joke.
What was the most challenging scene?
The most challenging scene was the sex scene. And
only because I was naked and on top of Tina and
my head was buried in her neck a shoulder area
and I was trying not to laugh because the
director was saying things like, "Yeah, more
tit action". It was very hard to pull that
scene off without cracking up!
Did the part as a member of a dysfunctional
family remind you of anything in your life?
No, the family in that film was way more Twilight
Zone then anything in my real family. Thank God!
Did you ever get feedbacks from viewers with your
role as Kelvin Marks?
I didn't actually.
Where did it play at?
I think there was a European release and a DVD
release here in the States but I could be wrong,
don't quote me on that.
What was your next horror gig after this one?
"And Then They Were Dead".
it like doing 'And then They Were
Another fun shoot. Usually when Tina is around
it's a fun shoot.
Tell us every detail on what it was like
doing the scene with Tina Krause searching
through the mansion in the dark with flashlights
as well as exploring the cellar there? Do tell us
It's funny, I remember the times when the cameras
are not rolling more to tell you the truth. We
were all just always laughing on that set.
Did doing that scene seem creepy as it did on
No, I think we were cracking up right up until
the moment they yelled, "Action"! I
know it's terrible to say to the horror fans.
I'd love to hear your part as the Alley Rat Man
in 'Mullberry Street'.
What did you do in that film and what was it
Good question, the writer and lead of that film,
Nick Damici, is a dear friend of mine. They
wrapped the movie, did the edit and decided they
needed one more intense action scene so they
asked me. I got in rat zombie make up, we went to
some dark abandoned alley and literally beat the
shit out of each other all night long. At one
point someone actually called the cops on us!
They pulled up, jumped out of their car and
laughed when they saw my make up. Someone had
called in an assault so we must have been doing a
On a side note, Nick and the director, Jim Mickle
have just wrapped a post apocalyptic vampire
film, Nick wrote called, "Stakeland".
It looks awesome so look out for it soon! It's
gonna be huge!
What kind of an experience was it like for you as
I understand it was a small part?
I walked home that night and said to myself,
"I wish every night was that fun"!
have any other horror projects lined up?
Funny you should ask! I do, I am directing a half
hour horror film I wrote called, "Salvation
By Blood". It stars the up and coming,
Gerald Bunsen and the lovely Tina Krause! Very
high production values and I am looking to really
make a splash and hit the audience right in the
face! I have some feature projects I've written
in development but while I wait for the money to
role in for those, we are shooting this.
here's some fun stuff: What are your favourite
which I believe is flawless,
cause it scared the crap out of me,
and The Devil's Rejects cause
I just love so much about the film.
The first Texas Chainsaw
Massacre never hurts either.
YOU HEAR THAT STUDIOS????? YOU DON'T NEED 10
MILLION DOLLARS AND LOTS OF CGI TO MAKE A SCARY
If you were a scream king for a day whether he'd
be alive or dead. Who would he be?
Bruce Campbell. Who wouldn't want to be Bruce
Campbell for a day?
is your idea of perfect happiness?
Honestly, working on a film set that's fun and
being creative and expressive with your art. Good
people around you is important too.
What are your ambitions in life?
To make my mark on the film industry. To reach
people with a message I might carry.