-Interview by Nic Brown-
you were to try to pick one word to describe
So instead of wasting his time trying to pigeonhole Suzi,
B Movie Man
Suzi - It's great to talk to you again
The rumours are true! I returned last week from northern
The lead singer, Emily, and leader of the pack, is played by horror icon Debbie Rochon. This was something like my seventh film with Debbie, and each time I work with her I am in awe of her work. She really sets the bar in terms of an incredibly powerful performance. Plus she's great fun to hang out with and joke around with.
The guitar player, Cynthia, is a new age-y peace, love granola chick, and is expertly played by LA-based actress Ava Brunini. Ava is such a great actress, and I had a ball working with her. And you should see her with a machine gun!
Suzi - The girls are back on ice! Well, at least the ones that weren’t killed by Moe the first time around. Ok, well, maybe one that got killed by Moe the first time around will be back…I mean, did that axe to the head really kill her? She was wearing lots of hairspray, after all.
In the sequel, Moe focuses his attention on a touring pin up/burlesque troupe, slicing and dicing his way through their once idyllic retro world.
And yes, Moe still really loves ice. And chicks. His disturbing back-story is revealed in this film, giving viewers some insight into Moe - the man, the myth, the maniac.
This film has all the elements of the original - times 10. Expect more chills, thrills, scares, fight sequences, chases, gore, sexy chicks, "No, he didn't!" moments, and oh yes, gratuitous nudity. The characters this time around are more fully developed as well (no pun intended). Ok, pun intended. Seriously, directors Geoff Klein and Melissa Mira allowed the actors to flex their own creative muscles and have significant input in terms of the character's personality and development. I think this allowed us to flesh out the characters, and really bring them to life. I think the viewer will care what happens to these girls - it's not just a matter of Girl A being lined up for the slaughter, followed by Girl B, repeat, ad infinitum. I've always believed that if you're half way through a movie, and you don't care whether the characters live or die, it's a bad movie. Geoff and Melissa worked hard to fine tune the killer script (written by Michael Penning), and bringing the individual personalities out of each character.
We shot on location in
I play Joy, who is the manager of the campground, and the one in charge of organizing the big bash/pin up show. I was pleased that Geoff offered me this role, rather than killing me off in the first ten minutes as he had in the last film. ;-)
Suzi - This is a great question! And a very timely topic. You hit the nail on the head - many print publications are struggling due to the growing power and dominance of the internet. It's not just limited to magazines. Newspapers and even books are suffering as well, due to the immediacy and instant gratification of online news, and books that can be read online, Kindle, etc. I imagine that the newspaper may well become a dinosaur in the next ten years or so. Speaking of dinosaurs, I personally love to hold a magazine or book in my hands, rather than strain my eyes to read words on the internet. There's just something so tactile and satisfying about it. At least for this little Dinosaur.
Over the past 7 years, I've written for two major
magazines that have either gone defunct or gone to an online medium only
(Horror Mania and Gorezone). I'm currently writing for 3 hard copy
magazines (Virus Magazine in Germany, Shock Horror Magazine in the UK,
and Bio Gamer Girl Magazine in the US), but I'm sure that they have to
hustle to maintain and grow their fan base and to constantly change to
meet the needs of the "I want it now" era. To the magazine's credit
however, there still is something exciting about receiving an actual
glossy magazine in the mail each month. Sometimes the internet can be
overwhelming, and you end up feeling like you have "ADD", clicking all
over the place, whereas with a magazine, you're able to focus on one
thing at a time, and revel in the experience.
Suzi - I put on my Jigsaw/"Saw" mask and tuxedo and ride my miniature tricycle around the neighbourhood, entertaining the local children. When I'm in the mood for a less solitary endeavour, I grab a few friends and we form a Human Centipede, and give the children pony rides.