Indie Princess: Sarah Nicklin

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The deluge of Horror Film Festivals in October means we get to savor a bevy of beauties and SARAH NICKLIN can sure mesmerize from the outset. Her turn as the lesbian avenging angel in a habit from “Nun Of That” predates Lindsay Lohan’s gun-licking nun in “Machete” and SARAH is such a riot and way more funnier. There’s also Scream Queen Legend Debbie Rochon as the Mother Superior and Troma Guru Lloyd Kaufman as The Pope amping up the thrills. SARAH has indeed been memorable as strong, independent leading ladies in several exploitation flicks so it’s appropriate that she’s causing a stir in her latest. At this weekend’s Rock and Shock, be seduced and struck with fear by SARAH’s performance as possessed porn star Amoreena Jones in “The Disco Exorcist”. It’s demonic femme fatale vs sex obsessed disco mogul in lurid 70s-inspired psychedelia and carnality with every chance of SARAH being exalted as a Grindhouse Babe. Influenced by the tenacity and sexiness of women on film, you’ll discover SARAH glistens with vigorous spunk and a perceptibly sensual disposition.

She also offers an intelligent insight into the attraction of violence that borders on the taboo such as why an impressionable male audience would so covet the gun-toting nun character she once so boldly embodied. In her words, men crave the virginal and the chaste thus confirming why sexualizing a nun would increase that compulsion tenfold. When the black and white horror flick “Exhumed” premieres next month, expect the adoration for her to grow as well. SARAH stars alongside Debbie Rochon once again as both ladies venture into emotionally groundbreaking territory in this movie’s non-traditional take on terrors of the human mind. Remember to visit the SARAH NICKLIN OFFICIAL SITE for more exciting news. It’s increasingly likely she’s going great guns this year and many more after.

Exclusive Interview With Shriekfest Founder Denise Gossett

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It’s a Carnival of Horror this weekend as the 11th Edition of Shriekfest which runs from September 29th till 2nd October returns to put the fear in you. Shriekfest founder DENISE GOSSETT has promised a Screaming Good Time as audiences will be treated to the best in independent horror and sci-fi from the world over in all its unrated glory! There’s the opening night screening of Troma Legend Lloyd Kaufman’s “The Feed”, the world premiere of retro thriller “Isle Of Dogs” and a host of bloodcurdling shorts to make your skin crawl.

Plaudits have to be bestowed upon Miss DENISE GOSSETT for generating such buzz for Shriekfest over the years and which now thrives as LA’s Most Successful & Entertaining Horror Film Festival! She’s the original ‘Kickstarter’ who celebrated horror at a time when festivals were few and far between back in 2001. As a Horror devotee, I feel blessed to be touched by such an influential figure in the genre and it’s with great pleasure to present this interview with the vivacious DENISE, a gorgeous visionary hugely deserving of the moniker as a FIRST LADY OF HORROR.
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Q & A WITH HIGH PRIESTESS OF HORROR DENISE GOSSETT

1. Hi Denise. First off, Congrats on the the 11th Edition of Shriekfest Film Fest. What can audiences expect this time around and how has Shriekfest contributed to the horror scene over the years?

A: They can expect more of the same, awesome indie films from around the world…we have US film, films from Australia, England, France, Germany, Brazil, New Zealand, etc. I think Shriekfest has contributed by helping get the word out about indie horror and we’ve helped people get their projects made, distribution, agents, etc.

2. There’s an intriguing list of films guaranteed to make us Scream at Shriekfest 2011. What’s the selection process like and would it help if we were chummy with you (truthfully now!)?

A: Does not help to be chummy….actually many of my friends were rejected this year…we have over 40 judges and it’s a long, thought out process.

3. It’s amazing to see sci-fi as well as comedy features scheduled for our viewing pleasure. Why do u think it’s important to maintain that diversity even at an established horror festival?­

A: It helps break up the gore, plus there are talented filmmakers in all genres.

4. Everyone adores you for your gregariously warm nature and for being an awesome Scream Queen. Tell us who have been your favorite actors and how have they inspired you?

A: Aww, you are very sweet, but I don’t really consider myself a scream queen…haven’t done enough horror for that. I love lots of actors, all your typical oscar winner actors, but I also love the indie actors as well. I’ve made some amazing friends over the years.

5. I also read that you’re also been anointed as an Indie Sex Symbol. How did that come about and in your opinion, what is the true meaning of Being Sexy?

A: Ah, Haren, that was appointed by you my friend! The true meaning of being sexy is: loving life, loving yourself, and doing what you love.

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6. You are in the book “Hot & Horryifying: The First Ladies Of Horror” which is absolutely amazing. What does it mean to be held in admiration for being a mover and a shaker?

A: It blows me away, b/c I just feel like this person who wants to help and I can’t believe the love I get on a daily basis….it’s wonderful!

7. Tell us some of your most memorable moments throughout your career.

A: Working with Mel Gibson, he’s amazing, being a gun slinger in A Chestful of Blood, working with Julia Louis Dreyfus & Christina Applegate…both so great with comedic timing….I could go on and on.

And of course running Shriekfest…for all of it’s hard work, there has been lots of joy too.

8. You’re revered as one of the hardest working women and a genuine maven of horror. When Miss Denise Gossett is not drenched in blood on screen, what does she do for fun?

A: Awww…Haren, you have a way of making me feel so good….thank you! I have a 3 year old little girl and I enjoy playing with her, we go swimming, work in our garden, I also love hiking and spending time with my family and friends.

9. What are your thoughts on the impact of Social Media on entertainment and how has that impacted on the horror genre?

A: Wow…social media still blows me away….it’s allowing indie filmmakers to reach wider audiences and get their talents seen…it’s truly wonderful!

10. To end this interview on a chilling note, what is the one thing that truly scares you?

A: Losing the love of someone I love.

Thank you Haren.