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An Interview with Scream Queen Victoria De Mare

An Interview with Scream Queen Victoria De Mare

Victoria De Mare is one of Hollywood’s reigning “Hottest Horror Scream Queens” for over a decade according to the cover feature editorial article of the January 2017 issue of Hustler Magazine. She has appeared in over 110 Film & TV productions & counting. She is best known for her creation & portrayal of the sexy demon succubus clown, “Batty Boop” from the horror/comedy feature series, ‘Killjoy’, which will be available as an action figure resin doll statue courtesy of Full Moon Collectibles worldwide September 2017.

Victoria is a graduate of New York University with a B.A. in Theatre Arts and Broadcast Journalism. In addition to being a prolific character actor, she is also a published writer, published poet, professional model, live talk show host & producer, as well as a professional dancer & former member of the Hart Pulse Dance Company, Wilmington Ballet Company, & Joffrey Ballet Company with guest artist performances at the St. Croix Ballet Company in the Virgin Islands.

Victoria is also a professional lead, back-up, & harmony vocalist as well as a songwriter, composer, arranger, producer, music publisher(ASCAP), & catalog artist with over 50 songs on the Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing catalogs. Her 2016 pop/rock album, ‘CanUNotTell’ & latest 2017 singles are available to download or stream on iTunes, AppleMusic, AmazonMP3, Spotify & everywhere online with ringtones available exclusively on the iPhone worldwide.

Hi Victoria, we are very pleased to get the opportunity to speak to you.

You’ve worked on a lot of rather huge productions –– like Deadpool and Dirt – how do they compare to working on something smaller, with an indie budget, like most other films you’re in? All down to the catering?

Bigger is always better.  Huge budget studio films have the money to do whatever they want. They can schedule one scene to shoot over the course of ten days, when low budget indie & B-movies shoot sometimes more than fifteen scenes in One day!! That kind of money allows you that kind of time. You can do 100 takes if necessary in one moment in one scene rather than having one or two takes max & then having to move on because we have 20 more scenes to shoot today, lol! Catering??? More money affords you better food, obviously.

Big budget movies sound like a holiday camp!
 
Is it less stressful and demanding working on a smaller scale production?

The Exact opposite. It’s a billion times more Stressful working on low budget films because there is a limited amount of very little money!

An Interview with Scream Queen Victoria De Mare
 
What was the initial appeal for you in working on Independent horror/sci-fi films?

I was able to get work & make a living. The general public honestly has zero idea how hard it is & how many levels you have to get through & how many people have to “approve” you to book a role on a studio film or especially a network TV series.

It seems like there is a long process involved that the public don’t get to see.
 
What was your first lead in a film? How did it feel having to ‘carry’ a film?

My first lead was in a short film I wrote for myself when I was 13 called “Sweet Suspicion “. The starring role generally “carries” the film. Many characters in a story can be leads. My first starring role was in ‘Psychon Invaders’ directed by Jeff Leroy. It was Awesome! I had been trying for years to be cast as the central character or “star” & I was more than ready!

‘Psychon Invaders’ – I love that title. I will have to watch it sometime!
 
You’ve got quite a few movies coming out this year, which one should we definitely keep an eye out for?
 
‘Dracula In A Women’s Prison ‘ is now available on Vimeo OnDemand.  It is seriously one of the funniest & sexiest films I’ve ever seen. ‘The Black Room’ is now available on Amazon Prime & VOD. Natasha Henstridge, Lucas Hassel, & Augie Duke star in it & they are Amazing! ‘The Holy Man’ is an action/drama now available on Amazon & is the first time I play the “beautiful wife” role to the main character. And, ‘The Blessed Ones’ is now available on Amazon Prime, VOD, & at over 750 Family Video Stores nationwide & in Canada.  It’s Awesome to be back in a video store!

We will definitely be looking out for those! Thanks for chatting to us Victoria, it’s been a blast!

An Interview with Scream Queen Victoria De Mare

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