We better be ready to shout her praises and make the rafters ring as DENISE GOSSETT is the very soul of the annual SHRIEKFEST. Borne out of frustration by the lack of venues to screen her very first film “Chain Of Souls”, she founded SHRIEKFEST, gained immediate success and created a phenomenon that’s been pivotal in shaping the horror genre. Now approaching it’s 11th year, the international film festival receives submissions from all over the world and continues to give accolades to the creative minds of horror and sci-fi. Call for entries is now open for the 2011 Edition at the SHRIEKFEST OFFICIAL SITE. DENISE and I share 2 things in common, we were both freaked out by “A Nightmare On Elm Street” and more significantly, we love our Women In Horror..:) I’m a rookie compared to DENISE who for me is a standout out on 3 fronts namely:
1.Being a proponent of ‘Smart Horror’ and challenging the conventional.
2.Advocating Women In Horror whether they be actresses, film-makers or writers.
3.Boosting the Horror World with her outstanding contributions behind the scenes and onscreen.
Even though she’s a mainstay of the horror scene, DENISE has appeared in popular shows such as “Zoey 101″, “Samantha Who?” and “The New Adventures Of Old Christine”. She has so kindly advanced news that she’s starring in the episode Crash and Born from Season 3 of “I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant” on March 28th. Great timing to feature such a legendary hottie today.
An inspirational figure for many through the years, it’s invaluable that she takes time off from her busy schedule of filming on set/preparing for events to interact with overseas fans like me. Adorably enchanting in beauty and wonderfully pleasant in personality, she’s radiant on film too as evident by her appearance alongside cult favs Reggie Bannister and Doug Jones in the thriller “Carnies” about a 30′s sideshow carnival turning deadly. I can’t wait to do an exclusive interview with her but I’m saving that special moment for a future spot on my blog to fan our flames of fascination for DENISE GOSSETT, a true superstar in the eyes of horror devotees everywhere!