Her ability to move from sweetheart to tempting and back again is what will draw viewers to embrace AMBER CONNOR. The hot pics of her (above) would testify to that in a hurry! With the world premiere of “Bunyan” happening at Shockfest 2012 on November 17th, it’s an event not to be missed seeing how AMBER is the leading lady or should I presume the Final Girl! Certainly no one wants to be at the end of the huge-ass Ax of the urban legend lumberjack Paul Bunyan but that’s what will befall a group of delinquents at boot camp. Amber plays the daughter of a local sheriff who has some skeletons in her closet. Will she be on a collision course with the behemoth Bunyan? All you have to do is get those tickets to watch the carnage unfold. I like so many secretly want Amber’s character CB to survive (at least she’s facing one creature rather than thousands like Brad Pitt in the World War Z trailer! What the Hell!)
At the AMBER CONNOR OFFICIAL SITE, you’ll also discover her work as a voiceover artist, having done animated commercial work. In fact, she recently voiced for a great project called “The Guardians Tale”. Her voice does have a cute timbre to it which is so desirable for a variety of commercials. AMBER can be regarded as the ‘All-American Girl’ and she can only get even more fascinating. I’m honored that she is looking forward to getting to know more about me and as an actress buff, I would reciprocate the love right back to her. So should you…:)
She may be shy but there’s no doubt SEAN YOUNG laid the foundation over the years to be an enduring newsmaker. With her eyes on eccentric roles, 2012 could be the year she mounts her big comeback. Billed as one of the stars of “Gingerclown 3D” as the voice of Spiderwoman in this Rocky Horror Show (Tim Curry’s in this!) of monsters hiding at an old amusement park, SEAN has license to make us shriek! With this first week of 2012 being a spectacular one in terms of views on the Actress Obsession Blog, I pay tribute to SEAN YOUNG who can certainly get everyone talking. Zealously forthcoming having gushed recently how she tends to forget that people view her as an allegedly crazy unemployable bitch, she does speak her mind although recently she’s mellowed from her tough cookie stance of days past. Her appearance on David Letterman serves as a reminder of how much of a misunderstood talent she is…kudos to her for striving to be successful in an increasingly ageist industry such as Hollywood. After all, her sultriness has never gone away and we should all hail SEAN’s contribution to 2 of the most influential cinematic gems, “No Way Out” and “Blade Runner”. We’re still fond of her exquisitely fun profile, magical yet with hints of vulnerability and an unhinged sexiness.
Yeah she does get criticisms for her sometimes batty behavior but aren’t these the very idiosyncrasies which make her stand out from the norm! Her devotees are unanimous in their support for her and let’s offer SEAN the olive branch to rekindle the glory days. As an actress enthusiast, she definitely has me in her conner and hearing about her upcoming role in “Attack of the 50ft Cheerleader” is a harbinger of a rapturous return to form. As an actress who has seen plenty of ups and downs in 32 years of showbiz, SEAN’s longevity is to be applauded and there’ll be many who continue to have a soft spot for this enchanting lady.
Final Girls are as iconic as the scariest horror movie villains and with Halloween spooking up the world, a toast to genre darling ADRIENNE KING is in order. Venerated by the masses as the memorable face of “Friday The 13th”, her turn as ALICE HARDY is one where she reinvented the plucky girl next door by not sticking to the conventions of her role. She transcended the token modest wholesomeness of camp counselor Alice, instead sublimely playing the character as a creative type and supplanting it with a courageous mettle. Going toe-to-toe with Mrs Voorhees and leaving her headless made her the revered idol that she is for many a horror devotee till this day. While the sequel to the “Friday the 13th” remake still festers in development hell, once it comes to fruition, they should really have a juicy part ready for Adrienne. Especially since her return to cinema from a self-imposed hiatus (due to a harrowing stalking incident in her past) has been met with fervent approval. Get excited over her appearance as the mysterious enigma Louise Strack in “Psychic Experiment” (formerly titled “Walking Distance) alongside Debbie Rochon and “Paranormal Activity” starlet Katie Featherstone which she has confirmed to be deliciously captivating.
It’s amazing to see Adrienne capturing the nostalgia of “Friday the 13th” with her vino label CRYSTAL LAKE WINES and in the 8 minute short “Back to the Lake II” (above), she shows us why we’ll always have a thing for sole survivors…..and alcohol….hehe. Her vivaciousness continues to beguile generations and I bet her global fanbase wants a taste too as will Jason himself!! She’s also embodied the painter in her reproducing dark art some of which impressions of her striking instances as the heroic Alice. The ADRIENNE KING OFFICIAL SITE is the very place to admire the terror hottie who defined a generation and beyond. Her comeback has been 30 years in the making and it’s an honor to be in awe of such a gorgeous and influential independent horror personality.
Elissa Dowling, Debbie Rochon & Erica Rhodes in “The Theatre Bizzare”
As Fantasia Film Fest 2011 invades Montreal, Canada so should we get to know the actresses that will leaves us wanting more. I start off with a Trifecta Of Sizzlers who have in one way or another been instrumental in the horror genre. Elissa Dowling, Debbie Rochon and Erica Rhodes are brought together in the psychedelic anthology “The Theatre Bizzare” that has been talked up due to its freaky, thought-provoking content. Graphically violent and sexually explicit, this has all the right ingredients to deliver stomach-churning terror. The six short films guaranteed to contain some of the sickest segments that builds upon the Grand Guignol horror tradition, a shock-horror style first popularized in the Paris theatre. Here I wax lyrical on the trio of the fiendishly clever “The Theatre Bizzare”.
Elissa Dowling – One of the busiest genre actresses who has 2 films premiering at Fantasia 2011 who is also appearing in “Abolition” with the legendary Caroline Wiliams. It’s her uniquely bewitching eyes that instantly has you entranced and Elissa is thoroughly first rate as a character actress.
Debbie Rochon – What more admiring words can one bestowed on the delectable and rousing Debbie Rochon that has already been said? Revered as a Scream Queen Legend, the passion she has shown for her craft and for her legions of fans speak volumes of the influential figure she’s constantly admired for being.
Erica Rhodes - “Plague Town” may have been her debut in horror but Erica made a fantastic impression in a feisty role. Don’t let her blonde cuteness detract you from her abilities to rouse your emotions as she’s done on the web as the ditzy Sandy of Upstairs Girl fame. Desired and desirable all at the same time.
That’s 3 Wonderfully Appealing Women For The Price Of One Ticket….A Huge Turn On I say!
Katherine Randolph in “Knifepoint”
I hope that sultry belle Katherine Randolph is cast in “Femme Fatales” in the near future as she’s at her dangerously sexy best in the thriller “One In A Gun”. Multiple glowing reviews are coming in for her scene-stealer of a performance as Katrina Webb, the scheming seductress who takes us into dark territory as the noirish film progresses. However in the upcoming “Knifepoint”, Katherine switches it up by starring as a woman who together with her sister are brutalized by a pair of sadistic criminals. From violent offender to victim, here’s an actress who’s comfortable being both and who can forget her striptease in the ultra-gory POV-style flick “Penance”. Rapidly flourishing as an indie starlet and destined to entice and enthrall in a host of gripping thrillers in 2011, Katherine will be in high demand.
BRIT MARLING in “Another Earth”
Just like how Jennifer Lawrence came to prominence after her riveting one-woman show in “Winter’s Bone”, expect Brit Marling to do likewise. The star and screenwriter of sci-fi drama “Another Earth” is stunning and intriguing in equal measures. Not one to conform to often mentioned label of newest ‘IT’ girl, Brit prefers to maintain an air of mysterious allure and and does not want success to get to her head. As we have seen in Hollywood, there’s always going to be another raved-about newcomer around the bend. But tried as she might, Tinseltown has come a-calling and she’s starring alongside heavy hitters Tim Roth, Richard Gere and Susan Sarandon in the thriller “Arbitrage”. On the verge of ascending as an indie darling with creative writing streak, it’s also her belief in being grounded in the face of fame that enthralls.
MELANTHA BLACKTHORNE in “Aversion”
When you want a raw sensuality with healthy doses of depravity on film, Canadian Scream Queen Melantha Blackthorne is the gal to make it all happen! And boy does she love the bloodletting as this voluptuous Terror Hottie has viscerally depicted in the movies she’s done through the years. None more so that in her newest indie “Aversion” where she’s Claire, the elegant wife suddenly afflicted by demonic possession. When she’s in the teeth-baring demon form, Melantha is truly a frightening sight. Of course under all the make-up lies a blonde bombshell and Melantha should be considered as one of the Sex Symbols Of the Horror Industry. She will no doubt tempt the hell out of you and then terrify you to death…hehe. That’s the adrenaline rush she brings to the table and her scary ways are not to be missed!
ELINA MADISON in “Chop”
Here’s an actress who’s been in highly controversial films namely the grindhouse throwback horror of “Someone’s Knocking At The Door” to the brutality of female incarceration in “Caged Lesbos A-Go-Go. Kudos to Elina Madison for pushing the limits of taste in and proving that there’s really strong characterization in the exploitation genre. She continues to provide the shocks in the revenge flick “Chop” which has been called a smart thriller with an assault on the senses ala the Korean classic “Oldboy”. From the trailer (above), there’s going to chunks of disturbing elements including the requisite torture porn that is now a staple of every horror fan’s diet. Elina is always an appetizing watch and has excelled in a variety of roles that are at times unsettling. Elina is showing why she’s one of the most stimulating actresses today.
CAROLINE WILLIAMS in “ABOLITION”
Despite not a trailer being released yet for End Of Days tale “Abolition”, having cult actress Caroline Williams attached to the project makes it even more compelling. She’s coming on strong on her return to horror and has managed to snag some meaty roles. In “Abolition”, Caroline plays Eva, the devoted mother of a troubled man who in the grand scheme of things could either be the world’s savior or the antichrist himself. There’s plenty to ponder in this supernatural thriller as we dig deeper into faith and spirituality of our human condition. Check out the behind the scenes clip (above) as Caroline give us an insight into the mysterious nature of the movie as well as the extent of her involvement in the priceless story. The ever alluring Caroline is famed for being the Final Girl Vanita ‘Stretch’ Brock in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre sequel. But for me she stands out for her beliefs that women are never the exploited gender in modern horror cinema.
HEATHER LAGENKAMP & AMANDA WYSS
As an impressionable young boy watching “A Nightmare On Elm Street” for the first time, you latch on to the first images that came your way. They were of blonde teen Amanda Wyss as Tina Gray in her nightdress being stalked by the razor-fingers dream master Freddy Krueger. That ignited my fascination with blondes ever since! Then the focus shifts to cutie Heather Lagenkamp as Nancy Thompson and the memorable bath tub scene that sees Freddy’s sharpened gloves ominously head towards her. That’s when the desire in me to save adorable girls started…hehe. So it’s sensational to see a reunion of this inspirational duo at Days Of The Dead 2011. I won’t be the first nor the last in exalting the influence Heather and Amanda has given the horror world and they remain such endearingly awe-inspiring figures.
ASHLEY C. WILLIAMS
Since bursting onto the scene as one-third of “The Human Centipede”, Ashley C. Williams has enjoyed a meteoric rise that’s seen her attain cult-like devotion. She may have been the middle part of that monstrosity but her cringe-worthy performance caught the attention of a worldwide audience and launched her to epic heights. Now headlining the survival horror feature “Empty”, Ashley gets into the skin of another disturbing role set during a gas crisis. Ashley stars as Piper who faces the moment of truth in a dire situation; Will she survive in an unknown landscape under severe duress? Raved for her singing in Spellbound- A Musical Adventure, her dynamism extends beyond the screen. It’s no wonder we are hypnotized by Ashley’s intense beauty, rousing aura and down-to-earth nature.
Camille Keaton probably has an endless line of admirers seeing how she is revered as a horror fan’s wet dream and will remain an object of affection for years to come. A popular cult figure, she continues to enchant us with her vibrant personality and irrefutably a sought after actress at numerous horror conventions. Camille returns to cinema in “Sella Turcica” as a mom whose zombiefied son returns from the war right before the suspense and gore begins. Watch her in the clip (above) as the mysterious allure Camille has in abundance is why we endlessly loving her work. In addition to that role, she’s in the upcoming thriller “The Butterfly Room”. Camille left an indelible mark in exploitation horror with “I Spit On Your Grave” and it’s her passion for entertaining that has made her an icon.
With the leading lady role of Elizabeth in “Frankenstein: Day Of The Beast”, the re-imagining of the beloved monster classic, fast rising indie horror starlet Michelle Shields is set to be the intriguing girl to watch. Gone are the days of damsels in distress, as more and more we see stronger interpretations onscreen highlighting the emergence of a meatier, more dramatic female presence in horror. Michelle is easily one of the sexiest emerging talents in the genre and she’s not just dazzling the independent scene, having been a core member of Comic Book Divas as a series of colorful characters. Here’s a versatile actress who is not restricting herself, dabbling in sci-fi as well as comedy in her upcoming features. Fans can look forward to more delightful surprises from this busty brunette.
GINGER LYNN ALLEN
Yup she’s a pornstar who took a hiatus but returned to reinvent herself as a B-movie actress as well as sizzling the MILF genre which has taken the adult industry by storm. Best remembered in the dream sequence for vigorously humping Captain Spaulding (Sid Haig) in violent serial killer thriller “The Devils Rejects”, Ginger Lynn Allen is the epitome of cougar-liciousness. Metallica even featured her in their video “Turn the Page” where she portrayed an aging stripper struggling to raise her child. The invasion of adult film stars into the mainstream is now commonplace with degrees of success. She was notoriously known as the one-time paramour of ‘Mr Tiger Blood’ Charlie Sheen but as you can see, Ginger is still doing her saucy thing.
Raquel Brussolo in “Deception”
When an actress maxes out at 5000 peeps on Facebook, majority of whom are her fans, you should get a idea of the magnitude of her popularity. Since I’m in the habit of loving beauties of the entertainment world, I have to applaud Executive Producer and Actress Raquel Brussolo on a tremendous feat. Whether you choose to believe or not that the admiration for an actress is measured by the number of friends she has on Facebook, the fact that people are clamoring to add her is incredible. I’m fortunate to have squeezed into her esteemed friends list and while she could easily create a Fan Page, it’s the personal account that Raquel imbues her personal touch. I know the NYLA Film Festival is lucky to have her especially when she’s starring in “Deception”. I believe she has the role of a husband stealer who is the catalyst for a woman’s breakdown into insanity. Wish i could get my hands on a trailer somewhere!!
She’s been in several indie features most notably Horrorween that had William Shatner, Lloyd Kaufman, Tom Savani, singer Alice Cooper and even porn legend Jenna Jameson in its star-laden cast. The searingly gorgeous Raquel has also sizzled as a model, singer as well as captivating on stage and taking the world by storm. Her multi-faceted background is as stunning as her beauty! It’s a matter of time before we are all touched by the ‘Raquel Brussolo Effect’…I know I have and she’s wonderful…:)
Heather Morris in “A Sense Of Humor”
While some are head over heels with Dianna Agron, your other favorite “Glee” Cheerleader Heather Morris should easily command devotion from legions of fans. Is it her thrillingly saucy dance moves? Is it the impressive way she delivers one-liners as Brittany? Or could it be her sensual cat-eye look that has us rooting for Team Heather? Lo and Behold, she’s going to steal countless hearts in the short film “A Sense of Humor” as a girl who cannot laugh due to a psychical defect. Quirkiness is right up her alley and with more projects in the works, she’s turning into a festival darling.
Jennifer Bogush in “Trio”
Jennifer Bogush is the consummate writer, co-producer and leading lady of the award winning drama “Trio” which also garnered multiple award nominations for its screenplay. Renowned as a playwright and screenwriter, she has a knack for creating vivid characters and watching her be the one in “Trio” to flesh out the forlorn Jess is hauntingly touching. Her many accomplishments tellingly reveal that she can stir audiences from behind the scenes yet I hope she continues her presence on film in a big way. Isn’t Jennifer the reason why we love indie actresses so much.
Ashley Barron in “The Collector”
If you haven’t seen her with comedian Rob Schneider in a hilariously entertaining scene before then make sure to check out the reel of sumptuous blonde Ashley Barron. She’s the naive girlfriend of Rob’s Iraqi Soldier character who gets more than she bargain for when pressed for sex….I couldn’t stop laughing at their humorous quips and boy do they have an amazing chemistry. She’s appearing in “The Collector”, the escapades of a nymphomaniac at the NYLA Film Fest and I can’t wait to see the whole thing! Isn’t it time we crave for sweetie pie Ashley Barron.
Jeannine Kaspar in “L.A. Love Story Part 1″
Setting the relationship-driven drama in Hollywood, a world of excess, where fame is fleeting and temptation inescapable ensures “L.A. Love Story Part 1″ ain’t no run-of-the-mill sentimentalism. Just like the harshness of “Reality Bites”, there’s a jarring tone especially when the casting director tells aspiring actress(the lovely Jeannine Kasper) to take off her top at an audition. The brunette shines in bleak roles having played the damaged daughter of Dr. Christian Troy in “Nip/Tuck” and a suicidal mom in indie hit “Paper Covers Rock”. She definitely has my undivided attention!
Anita Briem in “You, Me & The Circus”
Aside from the re-teaming of Clark Kent and Jimmy Olsen in Dylan Dog: Dead Of Night, Icelandic Honey Anita Briem would be the one very hot reason to catch the comic book adaptation. She makes me want to visit Iceland in a hurry; Have a relaxing soak in the thermal pools of Reykjavik and be in awe of the Northern Lights, attractions that have dubbed Iceland as God’s Country…;) And just as we are blessed with the heavenly beauty that is Miss Anita, we are treated to yet another moving performance from her in the romantic tale cum musical “You, Me & The Circus”.
Ivana Miličević in “All America Tooles”
With that unmistakable Euro Vixen charm, seductiveness has become a strong suit of Bosnian-american actress Ivana Miličević. She did play a Bond Girl in “Casino Royale” and I have a feeling she’s going to be all wolfish villainy in the upcoming “The Howling:Reborn”. Remember how Elisabeth Brooks was a picture of erotic evil as the werewolf pack leader Marsha Quist in the original….If Ivana is indeed cast as a sexy beast, she’ll probably tempt rabid fans of “The Howling” series. Until a trailer surfaces for her film “All American Tooles”, we’ll have sweet fantasies about her.
Very much an outstanding character actress, BETH GRANT has embodied the most eccentric roles ever seen, etching into history some of the most indelible onscreen moments. From her stint on cult hit “Sordid Lives” as the maladjusted Sissy Hickey to starring alongside ‘The Dude’ Jeff Bridges in “Crazy Heart”, what you will get from her is top drawer stuff! Her gracing the Newport Beach Film Fest 2011 is a real boon as she headlines the film “Valley Of The Sun” and while the title sounds chaste, BETH is playing the mother of a Porn Star who suffers a mental breakdown! Having those porn elements wavered her own opinions of the movie’s premise but being a risk-taker, BETH dived straight into it which we all know has paid off so handsomely for her before. Think as recently as “Herpes Boy” where’s she’s all Zen as a New Age mother whose son has a humongous birthmark problem…..that comedy had multiple sold-out screenings thanks in part to her zany interpretation. If you want to see BETH at the quirky best, then the offbeat drama “Sedona” where she plays a kooky fortune teller will enthrall once again, adding to the long line of breathtaking Beth Grant performances. Helen Mirren watch your back…Here’s one unconventionally foxy lady that could possibly steal your thunder! Many would remember she played the very sexy mom of Sandra’s Bullock cameraman obsessed daughter in “All About Steve”. Personally I have a thing for her Southern accent which has such a sweet zing to it…:)
The spectacle of believable diversity and awesome coolness can be seen in her phenomenal artistic endeavors; “Donnie Darko”, “Little Miss Sunshine” and “Dear Lemon Lima” are some of the 100+ Features that includes a fine collection of TV Roles where She once said “We’re trying to change the world. Otherwise, why be an artist? You want to shake people up and make ’em think! reminding us that the enthusiastic verve she has for setting hearts aflutter is undying. Closing my Newport Beach Film Fest Hottie Special with this tribute to her, it is hoped that Screen Legend will become synonymous with the name BETH GRANT.
It’s “Women In Horror” Month this February in recognition of the best female talents adorning the genre each and every year. To celebrate this momentous month, the Second Annual Food and Clothing Drive launched recently and I thought I do my part by highlighting the work of the vivacious Eileen Dietz who is contributing so graciously to the cause. She’s in great company with an impeccable list of terror hotties including Dai Green, Reyna Young, Rachel Grubb and Michelle Tomlinson. Renowned for being the stunt double for Linda Blair in “The Exorcist” and for being the pale face of terror as demon PAZUZU, she’s been part of some of the most controversial set pieces ever seen on film. I salute her bravery for embodying the demonic side of the possessed Reagan, especially when it came to the masturbating with the crucifix scene which in the 1970s would have incited riots. At that time many people probably believed the virginal Linda Blair was behind the dastardly deed! She set out to be a performer and look at how she has become one of the most indelibly, endearing horror personalities. Visit the EILEEN DIETZ OFFICIAL SITE for some juicy updates as she has a host of films coming out soon.
Her recent slasher ‘THE QUEEN OF SCREAMS’ has her playing a Scream Queen who was once at the top of her game but finds herself sidelined by younger, more nubile newcomers. Creep, maniacal and campy all rolled into one, she’s a riot as the fallen from grace Eleanor Maxwell who goes on a murder spree in most definitely one of Eileen’s best leading roles ever. Yet there is tinge of sadness to her character especially when she’s ostracized trying to make a comeback. With her huge fan base which is still growing by the day, EILEEN is a revered horror icon and for someone who revels in dark subject matter, she’s always a breath of sunshine.