Ever since she was a little girl
Laura Giglio has wanted to act. From high school and community theatre
actress, to self confessed 'Scream Queen', Laura just loves to dress up
and put on a show. Read on to see how the lovely red-head made the
transition from playing dress up to acting in 'sexy horror
When did you first become
interested in acting?
I've always been a very creative person, since I was a little girl and I
used to love acting out my favourite movies with my brothers and my
friends. I got my first role in a high school play when I was 15 and I
continued acting in school plays throughout high school, as well as
competing in state-wide high school drama competitions, where I won
several trophies. After high school, I continued acting in community
theatre, which I am still very active in, and eventually I began working
How did you get started in the
I got started in B-movies in '94 when I was 21. I actually first
auditioned for WAVE Productions at 18 and they wanted to hire me, but my
parents thought I should wait until I was a little older to start acting
in "sexy horror movies", so I ended up turning them down, then a few years
later, I called them and they remembered me and cast me in "Sorority
Slaughter". I've worked for WAVE ever since, and now work with several
other B-movie companies as well.
You also work as a children’s
entertainer. Do you feel that this helps you to perfect your craft and
I've always loved children and I really enjoy dressing up as fairytale
characters and making kids happy at their birthday parties. It does
involve acting, because I really have to make the kids believe that I am
the character I'm portraying, which means I have to be ready to answer any
questions they ask me about my fairytale kingdom, my fairytale life, etc.
and they love the stories I tell them! It's definitely a confidence
builder when they hug me and truly believe that I am their storybook
"I also love playing a mermaid in
my custom mermaid videos!".
You have done many horror
movies, are you a fan of the genre?
I love horror movies! I love suspense and I love to be scared!
What are some of your
favourite horror movies?
I've always liked Stephen King. Pet Sematary is one of my favourites, as
well as Carrie, Cujo, The Shining and Misery. I also love The Exorcist,
The Omen, Poltergeist, House on Haunted Hill, The Ring, The Blair Witch
Project, among many others!
Which role has been your
favourite to date?
I've enjoyed playing so many different roles! I guess I'd have to say my
roles in Female Mercenaries on Zombie Island, Sorority Slaughter, The
Vampire's Curse, and Who Wants to be a Vampire Bride are among some of my
favourites. I also love playing a mermaid in my custom mermaid videos!
How valuable have your
experiences been on sets?
I have a lot of fun being in B movies! It's great to be able to play so
many different characters, work with different actors and actresses and
I've really perfected my improvisational skills, since a lot of the movies
I'm in require improv!
Have you ever regretted
working on something?
I can't really say that I've regretted anything, because I've never done
nudity in my films, so that's one thing that won't come back to haunt me
in the future. I really enjoy acting and I'm pretty proud of the work I
"Don't be afraid to get bloody!".
Who have you enjoyed working
with over the years?
Well, Gary Whitson of WAVE got me started in B films, and I've been
working for him for 10 years now. I’ve also enjoyed working with various
actresses like Tina Krause, Debbie D, Pamela Sutch, Deana, Suzi Leigh,
Barbara Joyce, Kimberly Lynn Cole and Isabelle Stephen, among others. I've
also worked with actors/producers Dave Castiglione from Sharkey, Phil
Herman from Falcon, Joe Sherlock from F&C, Chris Chaos from Axis, and
actors Dean Paul and Luc Bernier.
Do you have any advice for
aspiring Scream Queens?
Follow your dreams and don't be disappointed by rejection. And don't be
afraid to get bloody!
After 10 years in the
business, you have just written a feature; do you have any other
I'd like to see if I can get involved with some additional local B-movie
companies and I'd like continued success in my field!
What can we expect from you in
I'm always keeping busy with WAVE movies and WAVE's Female Mercenaries 2
should be available soon as well as a few new WAVE movies, like The
Infiltrators and a new movie I'll be working on called Pumpkin Eyes. I'm
also in Falcon's upcoming movie, After Midnight as well as a few movies
for Axis Video. You can check out my web sites and Yahoo groups for all
the latest information at:
The Laura Giglio Homepage:
Mermaid Dreams Custom Videos: http://MermaidDreams.FoxMoonProductions.com
LauraG Yahoo Group: www.groups.yahoo.com/group/LauraG and
Mermaid Dreams Yahoo Group: www.groups.yahoo.com/group/MermaidVideo.
"Thank you ever so much for taking part in this interview
And we wish you the very best of luck in the future."