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10 Questions with…. Ellie Church

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1: Could you introduce yourself to our readers in 100 words or less?

I am a lover of all things peaceful,  but can also get down with a chaotic environment when ready. and that’s my daily life , large doses of peace with brief stints of welcomed chaos. I love my family, I love/crave adventure, and the outdoors, which is why the winter is my mortal enemy.

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Ellie Church in “Interstellar Civil War”

2: What made you want to become an actress in low budget horror/”B” Movies?

. I wasn’t aware that it was a possibility for me where I lived until I started working for Lloyd Kaufman,  he introduced me to several local directors and kind of grilled me about why I wasn’t  pursuing acting . But once you get started , it’s like drugs. It’ll ruin your life, but it also makes your life beautiful while you’re doing it.

3: What has been your favourite experience whilst filming?

That’s tough, but I don’t know if I can pinpoint an exact moment. I think the thing I love most though,  is working with a completely new group of creative individuals every time, and very quickly getting to know them. A lot of those relationships remain very dear to me.

Behind the scenes with Ellie on "Frankenstein Created Bikers"

Behind the scenes with Ellie on “Frankenstein Created Bikers”

4: What has been your worst experience whilst filming?

It’s probably not best to talk about my worst experience. .lol.

5: Which of your films are you currently most proud of, and why?

I’m most proud of Headless and the two films I did after Headless , Frankenstein Created Bikers and Harvest Lake. There was a definite line drawn in my head when I got my role in Headless . And hopefully every film I do from now on can be the same.

On the set of "Harvest Lake"

On the set of “Harvest Lake”

6: What advice would you give to someone who wants to follow your path into low budget films?

Don’t do it for money, do it because you can’t not do it.

7: What is your favourite horror/sci fi film and why?

It changes from month to month, if a movie makes me feel something, I will love it. I’ll name a few. Martyrs, The Shining, Pet Semetary. I mention Martyrs not because I got done with it and was in love with it, but because I couldn’t sleep after I watched it. If I have to watch an episode or two of SNL before I can sleep, and still have trouble, that’s a good movie. Something that stays with you, haunts you. That being said, I don’t want to ever watch it again.

8: If you could work with just 1 director above all others, who would it be and why them?

I’m going to be typical and say Tarantino. I love his work. Period. I would love to just know how he talks to his actors , what insights he gives. I could die after that.

Head shot from "Headless"

Head shot from “Headless”

9: How does it feel to know that you have fans out there on the internet?

Great. I love feedback , constructive criticism , inspiration,  and I get all of that when I ask for it or need it.

10: How important to you has it been to follow the path you have taken?

Like I said before, it’s a drug to me, it’s very important,  improvement is important,  better roles are important, working with more and more experienced directors is important. I wanna do it all.

The Pit of Doom would like to thank Ellie Church for her kindness in agreeing to this interview. Go check out her online presence:

Twitter: Ellie Church official Twitter

Facebook: Ellie Church Official Facebook page

Scream Queen Icons #11: Asia Argento

Well, what can we say about Asia Argento? Besides being Dario Argentos daughter, she has carved out her own repuation within genre films for being more than just a little bit outre.

Probably best known to most for her roles in “Land of The Dead” and “xXx”, genre fans also remember her for her many roles in her fathers films, such as “Argentos Dracula”, and “The Stendahl Syndrome”.

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Scream Queen Icons #10: Tiffany Shepis

Tiffany Shepis made her debut in Tromas excellent retelling of a Shakespeare classic, Tromeo & Juliet, aged just 16. Since then she has gone on to star in over 100 projects, including Sharknado 2, Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger Part IV, Chainsaw Cheerleaders, and The Pick Axe Murders Part III.

Tiffany Shepis IMDB

Tiffany Shepis Twitter

 

Scream Queen Icons #9: Brinke Stevens

Like her close friend Linnea Quigley, Brinke Stevens was seemingly everywhere a hormonal teenage horror fiend looked in the 80s and 90s. Starring in over 100 movies she is probably best known for such films as “Sorority Babes in The Slime Ball Bowl a Rama”, “Nightmare Sisters”, and “Phantom of The Mall”, Brinke was an enormously popular Scream Queen, and the fuel for many a teenage fantasy. Fiends and Fiendettes, Brinke Stevens!