Beauty and brains can be an enchanting combo especially when alluding to delectable enchanter ASHLEY AVIS. This talented gal has been in the industry as an actress, model and writer/producer, each time creating works that aim to stir the hearts of audiences. A look at her concept trailer “Watch Me” aka “Guardian” which deals with horrifying sexual trauma is so poignant, especially this year with violence against women so rampant worldwide; the rapes in India for example creating such notoriety. Just the boldness of ASHLEY to delve in this darkest of themes should be applauded, an eye-opener to the endless suffering of victims. She is an evocative actress, transitioning between emotions effortlessly and it’s not always the grim aspects of features that she excels. Give her a witty role such as the one in “The Cynical Life of Harper Hall” where as the main character, she relates her horrifying dating experiences in LA which for many is a bitter reality. Even Talk-show host Craig Ferguson has admitted it’s hard to find decent men in LA and we too can be downright sardonic to realize that…lol.
ASHLEY’s accomplishments also include starting the production company ALCHEMY PICTURES which is churning out some intriguing independent projects that cover everything from comedy to horror. I’m already amazed by how proficient ASHLEY is at juggling a multitude of tasks! Head over to the ASHLEY AVIS OFFICIAL SITE and be wowed by this fetching hottie. She can also be seen in the spoof-heavy creepy comedy “Paranormal Movie” which is out on DVD and on ITUNES. Envisage ASHLEY to expand her following as she sterlingly wows us both in front and behind the camera.
As a writer for Fangoria Magazine, LIANNE SPIDERBABY weaves thought-provoking perspectives on a complete spectrum of horror-related topics. One can almost compare her expertly crafted articles to the web that a spider magically spins. Then we come to the ‘Baby’ part of her name which is an unmissable nod to her baby-faced allure. Currently Scream Queen Of The Month for August 2011, she has a supporting role in “TBK: Toolbox Murders 2″, the blood-soaked sequel to its creepily, gory predecessor. She has launched her new series “Fright Bytes” on Youtube, treating us horror devotees to absorbing horror reviews, interviews with the stars and giving us the lowdown on conventions that’s all the rage. Ensure you don’t miss the very first episode ‘Scream 4′ as LIANNE spoofs the opening scene from the original “Scream: made famous by Drew Barrymore. She kept me entertained throughout and goes to show that she is as adept at acting as she is at writing reviews. Notably her critique on the “I Spit On Your Grave” remake evoked strong reaction from readers both supporting her views as well as some pretty nasty personal attacks with her in the crosshairs. Whether she ruffled some feathers or struck a raw nerve with her opinions on the film being a tad discriminatory to the female gender, we should still recognize she did raise compelling points in the well-researched article. Visit the LIANNE SPIDERBABY OFFICIAL SITE and get to know her in depth…in my opinion, she’s awesomely talented!
Fans can look forward to the LIANNE’s very first book “Grindhouse Girls”, detailing the emergence of exploitation actresses and the female movement in genre film from the 70′s/80′s. She’s quickly becoming a champion of female empowerment in cinema and is constantly striving to do even more. LIANNE serves as an inspiration to so many, who like her are doing their bid to promote horror and the performers that elevate the genre to become its highest reach globally.
Continuing my Asian Angels Theme this week, let’s shine the spotlight on the vivacious KARI LEE CARTWRIGHT who is making waves in “Boom Chick Boom!”. This series of sketchisodes as they are so endearingly called has KARI and fellow actresses Fredericka Meek, Samantha Figura, among others delivering hilarity straight off the web. KARI is the Chameleonic Comic embodying a variety of guises from neurotic boyfriend seeker to a bearded Iron Chef-like reality host. Don’t miss the Season Finale of “Boom Chick Boom” as the girls take on Katy Perry in the spoof “Islamic Gurls” (above). It’s the antithesis of Sex In The City; Conservatively Clad Ladies prancing and singing in the desert fawning over a man but without the touching and their chastity belts intact…LOL! The re-imagined lyrics are tactfully amusing as is the parody on Islamic norms. Make your way to the BOOM CHICK BOOM SITE at KOLDCAST.TV for more humor-laden episodes that have helped “Boom Chick Boom” achieved its regular ranking as one of the most popular channels week on week. “Driving Miss Crazy” and “The Copper Chef” are a must-see if you’re into off-the-wall comedy. KARI and the team of wonderfully wacky sirens are certainly the explosive FUTURE OF FUNNY especially since Season 2 is already in the works!
Huge thanks to Samantha Figura for introducing KARI to me. It’s always such a joy when actresses post exciting stuff on my FACEBOOK wall and thanks to them, I get a peek at hot videos hitting the online world. Stumbled on a pic of her as a Dragon Lady from one of her short films “FlashBang” and she’s a gal who can turn on the Eastern allure anytime, anywhere…:) Having marveled as a singer, dancer, producer, writer and performed in numerous theatres across the US including Carnegie Hall and parts of Asia, she’s well on her way to shining on the web too. With a gem of a sketch show and part of the spicy super group “Boom Chick Boom” eliciting laughter everywhere, KARI is primed for success.
JEAN LOUISE O’ SULLIVAN has that magical essence of cool that’s unmissable. Whether on the screen or on print, she makes our head spin, reminiscent of a classic beauty in a ‘Gwen Stacy’ kind of way. I wouldn’t mind if Emma Stone dropped out of “The Amazing Spider Man” and was replaced by Miss JEAN….hehe. Check her out in her audition video (above)….so interestingly beautiful, she could easily embody a character from any era….come to think of it, if there is an opening to be on “Mad Men”, she definitely has the fashionable look to fit right in..:) While we are all fantasizing about that, lets hope she’s the Final Girl in the haunting “Welcome To The Bates Motel”. Thanks to her posting the trailer (above) on FACEBOOK, I got a fantastic peek at this indie thriller shot on location at the world famous Bates Motel and Haunted Hayride in Gradyville, Pennsylvania which just amps up the mystery and intrigue! One of the famous quotes from Norman Bates was “I’m sure they’ll be very interested about what’s going on here” and I’m sure Psycho fans can’t wait to see Bates Motel return to celluloid glory. Wondering whether I could score a I Pissed Myself at the Bates Motel T-shirt!
Even though it’s not your archetypical Janet Leigh part this time round, JEAN makes for one nubile leading lady of horror…will there possibly be a shower scene?? On television, she was striking as innocent Brittany Mitchell in the sexy spoof of teen dramas “Valley Peaks”. On film, after appearances in SXSW 2010 fav “The Myth Of The American Sleepover” and the upcoming sci-fi mind bender “Inhabitant”, chances are she’s likely to be the next Indie Sweetheart.