why don't you start us off with a visual and
describe the room or place where you are
answering these questions?
In my bedroom in
front of my computer - a mac - there is a cup of
tea to the right next to my TV which has an
episode of Sex and The City playing. It's
really come into your own in a slew of horror
flicks like 'The Horror Vault 3',
'Colour from the Dark',
'Harold's Going Stiff', 'Karl
the Butcher vs. The Axe', 'Unwelcome',
'Forest of the Damned 1 & 2',
Sunset', etc. Was there a point
in your career where you consciously decided that
you wanted to make a go of it in the horror
wanted to make a go of being an actress and
getting some work! I wouldn't limit myself to
just being an actress that works in horror films,
that would be a crazy move for an actress to make
but if it happens that I just seem to get cast in
horror then I'm definitely not going to complain
because horror is an amazing genre and a huge
passion for me. The first feature length film I
did was a horror called 'Forest of The Damned',
so at the very beginning of my career I became
very aware of the huge buzz around indie horror
and it's definitely quite addictive.
Tell me about
your work as Monica in the upcoming horror flick 'Braincell'.
Give us teaser that will make it irresistible to
the Racks and Razors readers.
I play a
nurse called Monica, who isn't really a nurse ...
she's just pretending ... she's really a porn
actress but she's undercover in a mental hospital
helping to keep the patients happy and using her
feminine charms to help stop them trying to
leave! She has a very 'intense' working
relationship with the head nurse who one minute
seems to want to beat her up and then the next
she wants to get it on with her, if I remember
correctly there was a scene where Nurse Audra
molests Nurse Monica in a corridor and she even
licks Monica's leg ... to reveal that Monica is
wearing some very sexy stockings and this is just
before the zombies take over.
I also want to
hear all about your role as Anna in Ivan Zuccon's
'Colour from the Dark'. What was
that filming experience like?
'Colour from the Dark' was a very exciting time
for me. Ivan Zuccon is a great director and I
feel so lucky that he asked me to be in his film.
It was great to see some more of Italy and work
with a truly lovely Italian film crew. I was
playing a peasant in the 1940's and I really
enjoyed the costumes, getting into character and
meeting the other actors, Marysia Kay who I had
worked with on quite a few previous films so it
was nice to know someone already and it was great
to meet Debbie Rochon for the first time. We were
filming mainly at night in the countryside and
were next to a huge lake so instead of freezing
on set in England I was actually warm but getting
eaten alive by mosquitoes. I had about 20 huge
bites on my feet and everywhere and was
constantly scratching! We were filming in a
beautiful derelict house which was definitely
haunted (we named him Albert) so it was naturally
very creepy as well.
You played Stitchgirl,
a sort of *puppet*, in Alan Ronald's 'Bordello
Death Tales'. So, if you were
stitched together and could have something extra
- gadget, limb, whatever - attached to your body,
what would it be and why?
a massive pair of tits?! Nooo ... Some wings, so
I could fly. That'd be cool. But I'm sure someone
would shoot me down and then all my puppet
stuffing would float to the floor. That would be
budgeted horror movies some very interesting
things can happen on set. What is the craziest,
scariest, or simply most unusual thing that
you've ever witnessed on a movie set?
filming we did for the movie 'Backslasher' (which
is now in post production) was kind of unusual
because most of the finale is set in a 'sex chat
phone in' place and we were filming in a real set
for a call in TV channel so we were filming all
these crazy scenes, running down theses corridors
and getting chased etc and every other door down
the corridor had a real 'sex chat' glamour girl
on a heart shaped bed talking on the phone with
cameras everywhere. Can't have been nice for them
to know that we were making a film about girls
doing their job getting murdered by a psycho and
I don't think my screams in the background would
have done it for the guys calling in.... unless
they were sickos.
you're considered a top scream queen and I am
sure lots of women would love to follow in your
stilettos. If you were to run a school for future
scream queens what sort of courses would they
need to take and what would you have them do as a
future scream queens should take a course on ...
A) How NOT to fall over when being chased by
someone that wants to chop you up. B) How to wear
high heels and still NOT fall over at
inappropriate moments or when psychos are about.
C) How to learn to love fake blood ... really
embrace it and become one with it ... you might
as well take a bath in it actually knock yourself
out and go half drown yourself in it. That's
about it really. And then for a final exam they
would all have to give me an amazing non sexual
you have any other upcoming projects you would
like the racksandrazors.com readers to know
I'm very happy to be the lead role in Mycho
Pictures latest horror movie called Slasher
House, its being directed by MJ Dixon and
produced by Jonny Raw. The plot outline is when
Red, a young girl, awakens in a house, she has no
idea how she has come to be there. Exploring her
surroundings she soon realizes that she is not
alone, in fact everyone else in the house is one
of the worst serial killers in the world. Now it
is a race against time as one by one the cells
open and each killer is unleashed to stalk her
through the inescapable corridors of the SLASHER
HOUSE. We begin filming in about 7 days time. The
majority of the film is being shot in an
abandoned prison on the Isle of Man. I've done
some research because the whole cast and crew
will be sleeping at the location too and it's
apparently very haunted. In cell number 4,
prisoners were so scared they would put bibles
under their beds and they wouldn't touch the
walls at all. I've got the numbers of 3 cells in
particular I'm going to be avoiding like the
plague. The last hanging there was in 1973. It's
going to be a very crazy few weeks but we all
have high hopes for the film, the script is
really brilliant and I can't wait to get over
there and start shooting!
differences, if any, do you see in the indie
horror world between the US and the UK?
don't know that much about the US horror world,
only what I read! It seems similar to the UK,
creative people trying to make the best movies
they can on whatever their budget is. It seems
like there's more movies getting made in the US
werewolves, vampires, witches, creatures, aliens,
ghosts, psychos --- what does it for you
horrorwise Eleanor and why?
and psychos and possibly a really big werewolf
would do it for me horror wise. Aliens don't seem
that scary, I think they're just more of an
inconvenience, like "how long am I going to
be abducted for and what time are you planning on
returning me" kind of thing. Vampires and
witches I think would quite like me so they're
not a threat and zombies and creatures can be
dealt with quite easily with a bitch slap or if
they're really persistent a hammer and chisel.
What was the first
movie you saw that scared the shit out of you?
Shining. I was about 9 or 10 and I saw the twins
at the end of my bed for years afterwards.
pulling the car into the Eleanor James Drive In.
What three horror flicks are on the triple bill
for tonight and what goodies are they going to be
serving up at the concession stand?
Baby', 'The Exorcist', 'Paranormal Activity' ...
hot dogs and popcorn and banana smoothies.
Do you have a
horror dream role?
that pays me a million pounds.
What is the
best Halloween costume you ever had?
I ever had one!
Do you have
any collections, obsessions, or true loves?
you in real life?