KR: So Melissa, what's your movie about?
MB: Eat Your Heart Out is a really touching love story about a zombie
prostitute and a lonely guy who falls in love.
KR: So they're are hookers in your flick?
MB: Jeffrey, the leading man, is pretty addicted to the ladies, and since
he is super boring he has to pay for it. So yes, lotta hookers!
KR: Can you recommend a good hooker to our
MB: When I was based on the East Coast I used to see a lot of them. My
favorites hung out in Queens right over the 59th Street Bridge. Here in
LA. They are a little over priced!
KR: So fill us in with your horror background.
Have you always been a fan of the genre?
MB: Honestly, I never watched horror as a kid only a couple films here
and there. I was more in to porn. Then at about fifteen I came across
my first snuff film. Yes, I'm joking. I seriously didn't know much about
horror until I was nineteen or so. Joshua, (the writer of EYHO Joshua
Nelson) convinced me to audition for a Troma film. That was it. I watched
a couple flicks, went to some conventions, booked a role in the film and
I was hooked.
KR: What are some of your favorite horror
flicks from your childhood?
MB: Children of the Corn and PET SEMETARY scared the shit out of me (probably
because they were the only ones I saw). But now I would have to go w/
some classics. TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE (the original), DAWN OF THE DEAD
(original), AUNT ROSE!!!
KR: How do you like your horror flicks,
gory as hell or mild and meaningful?
MB: Gory as Hell. I am one of those people that can't do anything in
moderation. If it's gonna have blood, I want a lot of blood and a lot
of guts too!
KR: If you were stranded on a deserted island
that somehow had electricity and could only bring one of the following
box sets, would it be: all the HALLOWEEN films, NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET
films or FRIDAY THE 13TH films? I would like to know why too.
MB: That is a tough one, but I would have to say NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET.
Amanda Wyss gets killed and is being thrown across her bedroom, that was
awesome. I was scared to sleep for a while after that one.
KR: What are some recent films that you've
MB: Besides AUNT ROSE (which I mentioned already). I liked SLITHER a lot.
I haven't been impressed w/ some of the bigger budget "horror"
films that the studios have been producing. I am not too convinced that
horror and comedy are a good combination. I am willing to wait and see
but so far, no.
KR: As most people know, I'm a huge fan
of pointless nudity in horror movies. Do we get to see you nude in your
MB: Nope. There is A LOT of nudity, a lot, and trust me I am a fan too!!
There is a lot of me in lingerie. Actually that is all I wear in the film,
but I never get naked. Nudity has never really come up? Shocking considering
we are discussing horror! But as of right now I am sort of clothed. With
lots of Boobs around me!!
KR: What kind of movie is EAT YOUR HEART
OUT? I assume you guys are going to a fun, gory experience right?
MB: Yeah. All of that. It is really well written and very well acted.
The story is great and there is plenty of blood.
KR: So where's the film at now? When can
my awesome readers get to view the film?
MB: The film is days from being done. We are going to have the first
screening in NY in early February. Then we hope to go to festivals and
look for some distribution. The last two films we did were picked up by
Anchor Bay and Brain damage. So I am sure in the next few months it will
be easy to find EYHO! I will post updates on my website!!
KR: What element of your film are you most
looking forward to audiences seeing? Is it the gore, the compelling story,
MB: Well, it's really interesting to me how the Independent Horror Film
World is really turning out some great, well acted, well written films.
EYHO is definitely one of those films! I also like the fact that I don't
play an ordinary Zombie. I'm not grey, I don't drool. I am a Zombie w/
Sex Appeal. The other hookers are cool too. (they just don't get to eat
KR: Anything else you're working on that
you want to mention?
MB: Yes!! A bunch of stuff actually. A horror film I did 3 years ago,
ADDICTION, just got picked up for Distribution by Brain Damage Films!
And I am producing and Starring in another Joshua Nelson flick, titled
PINK EYE. This one is super creepy and bloody! Also lots of boobs, not
mine though! We start filming in March!
And I am currently filming, HOTEL CALIFORNIA w/Tyson Beckford. This
one is more of a thriller. It's expected to hit theatres in 2008. Plus,
I have another exciting project I am working on called The Underground
Movie Network. It's basically going to be a 24 hour horror convention
that can be found on-line.
Plus, I'm going to be on Maxim Radio 2/28, talkin horror!! But ya know
what, there is so fucking much just check out my site. I really plan on
being all over the place this year. I am going to attend horror conventions
in as many states as possible and just meet the fans!!
KR: Oh, one last thing. What kind of clothing
do you sleep in, if any? Sorry, I tend to be a little creepy sometimes.
MB: Asking isn't creepy. Knowing before I told you would be creepy. Usually
nothing unless I am super cold. But now that I live on the west coast
that doesn't happen to often!
KR: You're a really fun chick, and it's
been awesome talking with you. Do you have any final comments for the
MB: I want some comments from them. I love hearing from people who are
into this genre. It's amazing to find people that have watched all my
films and have seen me grow throughout the years!! So email me fuckers!
You can email Melissa at TheNetworkStudioMelissa@gmail.com
Special thanks to Melisa Bacelar for this interview!
Interview is property of KillerReviews.com - Copyright 2008
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