|Owen: As a Scream Queen who still lives in her
hometown of Charlotte, NC --- Have you become
somewhat of a local celebrity?
don't really think of myself as a Scream
Queen. I leave that title to
those who created it -- Janet Leigh, Brinke
Stevens, Linnea Quigley, Michelle Bauer... Oddly
enough, I'm more popular overseas than I am in my
own hometown. I have a following in Germany, of
tell me about your German fan base. Was it
a response to your films or your website?
be honest, I'm not really sure if it was a film
or the site... but I appreciate it, either
did you realize it existed?
started receiving fan mail from Germany -- that's
when I first realized I wasn't just known by a
started in films with a couple movie projects
('Despair' and 'Runaway Terror') with your
husband Mark Baranowski for On Mark
Productions and have since done 'Expendable'
and 'Sin By Murder' for him as
well. Was if tough to be married to
the director or did that make it easier?
think it was harder, in some ways -- it can be
stressful on both sides, because I want to do
such a good job since it is for my husband's
project, but sometimes it seems that he
doesn't have quite as much patience with me as he
does with the other actors -- but that's a hazard
of the game.
Youve mentioned wanting to follow in the
footsteps of SQ royalty like Brinke Stevens, and
since then you have made 2 films with her --
'Expendable' and 'Severe Injuries'. Were
you star struck?
Ryli: Brinke and I have appeared in two films together,
but have yet to actually be on the same set. She
filmed her scenes with her own crew for Expendable.
It would be great to actually shoot some scenes
with each other -- I just know I could learn tons
from her! We've appeared at conventions
together for the past few years, and she's truly
a treasure, both as a friend and as a colleague.
she still manage to give you any advice as an up
and coming SQ? What did you learn by
watching her work?
Not to compromise. Anything. Ever. That's the
main thing I've learned from her. That, and that
we don't all have to fit into a particular mold
to be succesful in this business.
Speaking of Brinke --- 'Severe Injuries' is
like a who's who of modern scream queens
with you, Brinke Stevens, Debbie Rochon, Amy Lynn
Best (who also directed!), Robyn Griggs, Lilith
Stabs, etc. Was there a lot of scream queen
sisterhood happening on the set?
Actually, primary filming was completed when Mark
and I shot our scenes, so I didn't get to
experience the on-set sisterhood. We shot our
scenes on the fly while attending a convention
with Mike Watt and Amy Lynn Best.
What makes you scream in real life?
supernatural and spiritual gets me more than
Where do you see your career five years down the
Ryli: I hope to still be acting, maybe writing more.
Maybe venture into music, even...
you have a dream role?
Ryli: Not really a dream role, I don't think, but there
are certain people that I would love to work with
sometime, both "B-" and
other new projects upcoming?
we're working on a new film, Twilights
Parasites --- The outside world is
overrun by zombies, and several people seek
refuge in the various rooms of an abandoned
hotel. As night falls, the tension causes them to
unravel, and one by one, they begin to turn
against each other
Ryli . www.rylimorgan.com