ROCHON DISCUSSES NEW MOVIES
Actress Debbie Rochon is busier than ever these days, but she took some time to give Fango details on a few of her current projects. One is WOLFSBAYNE, the Tennessee-lensed lycanthropicture. 'I had a great time,' Rochon says of that shoot. 'The director, Ben Dixon, is interesting because he owns the most famous tattoo parlor in all of Nashville, and this is a really cool movie about a serial killer on the loose and a pack of werewolves that kind of cross paths. I have a small part in it, basically just a couple of days of shooting; I get all hacked up and left for dead, and you don?t know whether it?s the serial killer or a werewolf. Gunner Hansen plays one of the elders of a sort of gypsy tribe that lives out in the woods, Linnea Quigley has a part, and also a bunch of other cult celebrities.'
The actress was impressed by how her onscreen demise was filmed. 'Ben really has an amazing style and I was very surprised,' she says, 'because it looked like we were tackling it pretty simply. But when I saw the footage, there was some really stylized stuff there. In all the movies I?ve done, I?ve never seen myself shot that way?and I?ve done that kind of scene before. There are only so many death scenes you can do. But this one was an original.'
One of Rochon?s more intriguing upcoming movies is RAPTURIOUS, in part because it will be directed by Kamal Ahmed, who first won fame as one of the crank-calling Jerky Boys. He has since won praise for his first feature, the supernaturally tinged drama GOD HAS A RAP SHEET (available on DVD from Synapse Films). RAPTURIOUS, Rochon explains, is about 'this young, Eminem-like, edgy rap star; I play his manager. To be a famous rap star, he has basically made a deal with Satan, and so the people around him?are they really just lousy, conniving, backstabbing entertainment people, or are they the devil? You would think they?re one and the same [laughs], and I don?t want to tell any more, but it?s a really good psychological horror movie, because you don?t know what?s in his mind and what?s real until the very end.'
RAPTURIOUS stars Ben Curtis (familiar from those Dell computer ads) in the lead, with veteran B-movie heavy William Smith in a supporting turn. 'There?s a good chance that Billy Drago will be in it too,' Rochon says of her co-star from J. Christian Ingvordsen?s recently released FORT DOOM and the upcoming SCARE MUSEUM. 'Also, I just finished a series of pilot episodes for my show on the Scream Channel called TRAILER PARK. I?m introducing trailers and doing ridiculous, insane sketches in between them. Maybe I?m a mad scientist, so all the previews on that particular show will be for movies about mad scientists, and in betweeen I try to bring people back from the dead. Another show is devoted to remakes, and in that particular episode there?s a Debbie replica that I have to destroy. So each show has a theme, and it?s a lot of fun. It?s very campy, and the trailers are hilarious. They?re pretty much all old-school??40s, ?50s, ?60s and a little bit of the ?70s. Those are the good ones.'
Rochon was also in Germany not long ago for Timo Rose?s LORD OF THE UNDEAD, in which she battles Jesus (!); go here and see FANGORIA #239, on sale December 7, for more info.
Courtesy of Fangoria