Debbie D [Interview]

Welcome to Day 8 of Trainwreck’d Society’s Annual Month of Horror Showcase! We have a fully loaded month of all things horror for you fine folks! October is our favorite month for this very reason, and we are so excited to share 31 full days of film showcases and interviews with some of the finest folks from the world of horror, just as we have been doing for the last 5 years. What started as a simple 5 day showcase, has now blossomed into a full blown month long event. You’re going to love this! Enjoy!

And we are off and running in Week 2 of our Month of Horror showcase here at Trainwreck’d Society! And we are continuing with another wonderful interview with Debbie D, who is not only a wonderful actress in general, but is a true bonafide Scream Queen! Debbie has been in the world of horror for over 25 years, and has done some extremely wonderful work. Work that has included working alongside our dear friend, and former TWS Person of the Year, Steve Sessions! We are so excited that she was willing to share a few words with us all here today. You’re going to love what she has to say, so please enjoy some wonderful words from the brilliant Scream Queen that we all know and love, the wonderful Debbie D!

What inspired you to get into the world of acting? Was it an early aspiration to do so, or did you just decide to try it out one day?

I was inspired to continue to act after my first horror movie. I went to my first horror convention and I was well received. I always knew I had the talent for acting since performing in the high school plays. I thought music was my calling but realized it was truly acting.

You are known as an absolute legend in the world of horror thanks to your amazing talent and tireless work ethic. So, what is it about the world of horror that makes you enjoy working in this genre so much?

I find that my passion for acting makes me want to keep going and to play more parts and to continue to get better roles not just in horror but all kinds of movies. I love portraying characters and telling the story through acting.

In 2010 you appeared in a film that was created by our dear friend Steve Sessions and his frequent collaborators and friends of TWS, Luc Bernier and Lucien Eisenach, entitled Dead Ink. I am curious to know what your experience was like working with this team? Was there anything that set this experience apart from the plethora of other projects you have done?

Steve Sessions is one of my favorite writers/directors and editors. He knows how to direct and shoot something exactly how he sees it and his editing is right on. The results speak for themselves. This man has what it takes to go all the way in this business. Dead Ink is by far my favorite short story to date. It was well received in every film festival it was entered in.

I look forward to the day I work with Steve Sessions again. Luc Bernier is also a very good writer and actor. I hope to work with him again as well. I have worked with many directors and producers over the years and they are all talented and passionate about their work.

Having been in the business for over 25 years, I am sure you have bared witness to a lot of changes that have occurred in the world of horror on a technology level alone. So in your expert opinion, what do you believe the major impacts have been on the world of horror in regards to technological advancements (internet, digital everything, etc.)? Is it better now, or is the business becoming oversaturated?

There is always room for good work- and good work when presented and packaged correctly will get the attention once it is viewed. That part will always remain the same. It’s like a tub of blueberries – there are always a few plump ripe ones that will stand out even though they appear to be so many together or the same- as in saturation. Technology is only as good as the talent behind it. A pretty person will always stand out through a large crowd of people. Talent will rise to the top and be most memorable in any production.

What is your favorite scary movie?

Jaws was my scariest movie- after Jaws even a pool became scary to swim in.

What are you plans for the upcoming Halloween? Any kind of traditions you try to uphold each year?

My favorite holiday is Halloween!! I think I get more excited about Halloween than any other holiday. I like visiting Salem Massachusetts in the fall. It almost feels like home there. I like to do as much as possible the month of October.

No plans as of yet-open for bookings in “2018”!!

What does the future hold for you? Anything else you would like to plug to our readers?

I am available for movie making and am free to travel. There is always a movie being edited so keep an eye out!

What was the last thing that made you smile?

My black cat sleeping in a position that looked like she was so happy and comfortable and I’m glad I can provide this to her.

Check out this amazing photo gallery that Debbie D was generous enough to share with us all:







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