By Owen Keehnen

Suzi Lorraine is a bona fide scream queen. She is the lovely veteran of more than 40 independent features. Some of her thriller chiller titles include ‘Chainsaw Sally’, ‘Last Rites of the Dead’, ‘Knock Knock’, ‘Witchmaster General’, ‘Day of the Ax’, ‘Methodic’, ‘Acrimony’, ‘The Crucifier’, ‘Torment’, ‘Satan’s Schoolgirls’, ‘Around Midnight’, ‘Rise of the Ghosts’, ‘Claang: The Game’, ‘Death from Beyond’, etc. She has a career in horror that many would envy, but that wasn’t quite enough for Suzi. This scream queen was eager to challenge herself and branch out. Suzi shook things up in an exciting new way with her work as writer/producer (as well as a costarring role as Little Wing) of the new quirky indie feature ‘Won Ton Baby!” starring Debbie Rochon and Gunner Hansen. Suzi has also been busy as a staff writer for London based Gorezone magazine contributing her monthly ‘Diary of a Scream Queen Column’ for the past 4 years. It’s all very exciting and we’re thrilled. It couldn’t be happening to a nicer woman. The New York based Suzi was kind enough to take time from her very busy schedule for this exclusive interview.

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Hello Suzi, how have you been?

Hey Owen, I'm good! It's so great to talk to you again!

First off I want to hear all about your new horror/comedy feature 'Won Ton Baby!' starring Debbie Rochon and Gunnar Hansen.  You have a costarring role as 'Little Wing', you co-produced, and also came up with the concept.  Where did your idea come from?

Oh boy, if only I knew. My mind is a scary place, even to me. Hehe! "Won Ton Baby!" is an homage to cult classics that we grew up on like "Evil Dead", It’s Alive", and "Basket Case". It's incredibly tongue in cheek, and is meant to amuse. I'm very, very fond of the "horror/comedy" genre, and WTB is an example of this indeed! The story surrounds an angry young fetus infetu (parasitic twin) who resembles a cross between a baby sumo wrestler and Elvis Presley.

Can you give us of us here at a teaser for 'Won Ton Baby!' that will make it irresistible to readers?

"Won Ton Baby!" features veteran horror actors Gunnar Hansen and Debbie Rochon, also features a 3 foot tall demonic baby with a Chinese accent, Elvis pompadour, and a 4 foot long umbilical cord that subs as a killing machine. It also features the baby's love of sex, porn, flatulence, and weed. Not necessarily in that order.

So how tough was it for you to get the movie produced?

Much easier than I thought it would be! It's as if the planets aligned, and everything fell into place. I know that sounds insane but it's true. I had the idea for "Won Ton Baby!" kicking around in my head (err…belly) for about a year or so. I mentioned the idea to my friend James Morgart, and he really dug the concept the wheels in his head started turning. He fleshed it out into a screenplay that I was thrilled with. We ended up obtaining financing, and formed Won Ton Baby LLC.

Also I want to hear about your 'Diary of a Scream Queen' column for Gorezone Magazine. 

Can you believe I've been a staff writer for Gorezone Magazine for 4 years? Their distribution is about 80,000 issues per month. I've watched them grow from a grass roots underground mag to a force to be reckoned with within the horror genre worldwide. It's a great group of people, and I got to chill with everyone at the Gorezone Weekend of Horrors Film Festival a few months ago in London. For fans who would like to order a subscription, go to or pick it up at your local bookstore (Barnes & Noble, Borders, etc).

Do you have any other projects lined up you would like to let the readers know about?

Yes! I'm going to Canada this spring to work with Geoff Klein on a feature film called "Loknus", about the Loch Ness monster. Geoff also directed "Bikini Girls on Ice", and I am so excited to be working with him and Tommy Groszman! ( I’ll also be working with Timo Rose on a horror film in Germany later this year.

Do you have a horror movie you would like to remake/rewrite either as an actress or screenwriter?

No no no! Absolutely not. I would not mess with perfection. If it has been done well once, there's no need to reinvent the wheel. I am quite sequel averse. I liken it to this analogy. You love your girlfriend (or boyfriend), she's perfect and awesome and full of sugar and spice and everything nice. She dies. You dig her up and try to make her your girlfriend again, but now that she's rotten, something ain't right. How are you going to reinvent perfection, when it's been done, and it's past its expiration date? Suffice it to say, Hollywood LOVES sequels as it screams "money". Guaranteed proven formula equals guaranteed dough for studio execs.

Vampires, werewolves, zombies, witches, creatures, aliens, telemarketers...what does it for you horrorwise Suzi and why?

Dude, you just inspired me to make a film where Won Ton Baby goes on a rampage and hunts down telemarketers. Me? I'm fond of devil babies.  And zombies. Better yet, zombie devil babies.

What was the first movie to scare the shit out of you?

I think it was "When a Stranger Calls", followed by "Carrie". I'll also tell you what song scared the hell out of me when I was a wee Suzi - "Steven" off the Welcome To My Nightmare Alice Cooper album.

And what was the last horror movie you saw that seriously annoyed you?

I can't remember the name of it, but it was this movie about kids who came across this abandoned insane asylum - it had a one word name, but I can't remember. It had a cool cover with this vacant eyed girl curled up on the floor of the asylum. But the box cover was way better than the movie - snooze city, with characters you didn't care whether they lived or died.

Okay, we're pulling into the Suzi Lorraine 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? 

OK, if it's movies WITH Suzi Lorraine, then it would be:

1. Won Ton Baby! (trailer: )

2. Claang: The Game ( )

3. Destined to Be Ingested tie with Bikini Girls On Ice ( ) & ( )

If we're counting Suzi's FAVORITE horror movies of all time, it would be:

1. The Shining

2. Basket Case

3. The Wicker Man (original)

Concessions would include assorted candy (I have a sweet tooth), including Mary Janes, and ample alcohol.

And your favorite horror flick death scene?

I still like the melting/burning face scene in the hot tub in "Halloween 2".   You can't forget that. Oh! And the scene in "Nightmare on Elm Street" where the blonde girl is dragged across the walls and the ceiling by Freddy. Just horrific, freaky stuff, back when Freddy was still scary (before he started cracking one-liners - which I love as well).

Suzi, looking back is there any incident/tendency/attitude from your childhood where you shake your head and think -- Yep, that little was destined to grow up to be a scream queen?

Oh yes! I was always a night owl, and I was always the one to try to scare my little friends with ghost stories, and pulling pranks. Harmless stuff, but pranks nonetheless. This was especially fun on the little girls who were more sheltered than I was, and more timid. After that, I just remember being so thrilled to watch horror movies, especially with my older brother. Being scared is one of those primitive emotions, kinda like being on a roller coaster, and it makes you feel alive, and you get that rush of adrenaline.

What's the best Halloween costume you ever had?

I was a she devil in the Village Parade in NYC about 7 years ago. I was hired by Remy Red to be on their float and dance and revel in the mayhem. They sprayed me head to toe in red paint. It was cool because they wanted the models to look sexy, but instead we looked totally evil! Loved it! I was digging red paint out of my ears for days.

What scares you in real life?

Real stuff that can actually happen. I have to admit - I seriously don't find aliens or monsters that scary. What scares me are the real life monsters - humans that do really bad things - the Gacy's, the Dahmer's, the Bundy's. Reality is often scarier than fiction. I researched some obscure serial killers like Bob Berdella and Richard Chase for a short film I did for Gorezone, and you wouldn't believe what some of these guys were capable of. It's almost beyond human comprehension. To leave you on a (somewhat) lighter note, learning about Richard Chase was a trip. This dude was so insane he was convinced that someone stole his pulmonary artery. He burst into a local hospital one day (likely naked, as he liked to be in public), demanding that whoever stole it to give it back. He also drank copious amounts of blood, because he felt his own blood was turning to powder and disintegrating. You just can't make this shit up. Truth is indeed stranger than fiction.