Angelina Armani may not be known for being a Hollywood Scream Queen…
yet. But this statuesque beauty plans to change that. A New
York City girl, Angelina came to L.A. a few years
ago and has taken her long standing love of the horror genre to
heart. Landing a role in CHROMESKULL: LAID TO REST 2 was only the
first step; she is also working on two more horror projects, and is
scheduled as a guest at the 2011 Texas Frightmare Weekend horror
convention in Dallas. B-Movie Man Nic Brown had a
chance to talk with Angelina about her entry into the world of
horror, her new film roles, and why the Discovery Channel’s Shark
Week holds a special place in her heart.
Nic - Angelina, how did
you get started in film?
Angelina - I moved to Los Angeles at nineteen years old. I started off doing runway modeling then
ending up doing films which has always been what I wanted to do.
Nic - You're
in CHROMESKULL: LAID TO REST 2. Can you tell us a little about the
film and yourrole in it?
Angelina - CHROMESKULL: LAID TO REST 2 picks up three
months after we first left ChromeSkull at the end of the original
LAID TO REST. Tommy (Thomas Dekker), who’s struggling to come to
terms with his encounter with the masked killer, has now gone
missing courtesy of the maniacal
Preston (Brian Austin Green), a mysterious player in the sequel with a
sinister connection to ChromeSkull. Meanwhile, our killer has set
sights on a new girl who also goes missing, and detective King
(Owain Yeoman) must race against the clock to find her and Tommy
before it's too late and try to put an end to ChromeSkull's deadly
legacy. My role for LTR is a detective. The film is set to be
released in the fall of 2011.
Nic - So do you enjoy horror
Angelina - I absolutely love horror films. It's the
only genre I've watched from a little girl. I'll pick a slasher
movie over a Disney movie any day.
Nic - So what are some
of your favorite horror films?
Angelina - I have always been a fan of the HALLOWEEN
films. I grew up watching them.
Nic - Since you enjoy
slasher films... Marry, Date, Dump... ChromeSkull, Michael Myers, &
Jason Vorhees and give us a little bit of why for each.
Angelina - I'd marry ChromeSkull since he turns me on
the way he kills his victims, and so I can use his knife on him in
bed. Plus he would be just as aggressive as I am during sex ;)
I'd date Michael but couldn't marry him. I'd get bored of his kills
after a while.
Jason is out the window. Eh not my type of guy.
Nic - Why do you think
horror is such a popular genre?
Angelina - Multiple reasons. For example: Slasher
movies relate to people because in the back of their mind, they know
that it could really happen. I think it makes people wonder about
the "What If" while giving them a bit of adrenaline rush and fright
at the same time.
Nic - Some people think
that the horror genre exploits women. What are your thoughts about
Angelina - I'm sure some people would believe that
but at the same time there are plenty of lead roles for women who
play strong characters and set examples for society. Acting is about
slipping into that character mode. At the end of the day, you make a
movie. It doesn't change who you are as a person.
Nic - What are some of
your other upcoming projects?
Angelina - In 2011 I'm expecting a few other films to
be released like CREEP VAN and BLOODSTRUCK. I will also be traveling
a lot filming and signing at many conventions in 2011. So you can be
expecting a lot from me.
- You mentioned you'll be a guest at some conventions in 2011. Have
you ever been to a horror convention as a guest or as a fan?
Angelina - 2011 will be the first year I will be
attending conventions as a guest. I'm really excited to be out there
Nic - What do you enjoy
most and what do you find the most challenging about acting?
Angelina - I enjoy learning new things every day from
new people. It's what keeps acting so exciting for me. I'd say the
most challenging would be the long hours on set.
Nic - Which director would you most like to
work with and what kind of project would you like to work with them
on (horror, action, drama, etc...)?
Angelina - I would love to work with Wes Craven on a
horror film. He's done amazing work in his career and created the
most horrifying films that people still talk about, and most of all
there still afraid of them especially since today's technology is so
advanced. It's hard to do that in movies.
Nic - I understand you
play guitar. What do you like to play and what's your favorite
Angelina - I actually just started taking bass
lessons. I love it. I never thought it would be so difficult since
making music is so beautiful. I really started to get the hang of
it, and it's something I like to play on my spare time at home.
Nic - When
you're not acting, modeling, or learning to play guitar, what does
Angelina Armani like to do for fun?
Angelina - I like to study sharks on my spare time. I
love our beautiful apex predators. I'm all for the protection of
sharks. I love surfing on my spare time in San
Diego. It's so relaxing. It's a lot of fun. I'm all about trying new