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A Nightmare On Elm Street
My first exposure to my next interview subject, Jennifer Rubin, came via A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors. In that movie, Ms. Rubin played Taryn, a Westin Hospital patient whose dream power is that she’s “beautiful…and bad”, the former evidenced by a punk fashion and hairstyle, the latter by having a way with knives. Although Taryn is eventually killed by Freddy Kruegger, she’s still able to get in a few good shots at him.
The Dead List, a horror anthology release from High Octane pictures out this May, is a rickety roller coaster ride of low-budget terror, that straps the viewer in for high-concept Hollywood nightmare fuel. The twisted minds of writer/director Holden Andrews and his collaborators pay homage to classic horror of the 80’s and 90’s, while upping the fear factor with their own brand of scares.
2018 marks the 30th anniversary of A Nightmare On Elm Street 4: The Dream Master. Another memorable entry in the franchise, the movie starred Lisa Wilcox as Alice Johnson, who inherits the power to pull people into her dreams from Kristen Parker (played by Tuesday Knight, taking over for Patricia Arquette who played her in Dream Warriors). Since that movie, like many others in the franchise, had an impact on current filmgoers, I knew that Lisa Wilcox would make for an interesting interview subject, especially as they’re more to her than her work in the NOES franchise. If you were watching TV in the 80s and 90s, the chances were very good that Lisa would be making a guest appearance on the show. On Tuesday, February 6th, I spoke to her about her wide and varied career, and I hope you all enjoy getting to know her.
I was first introduced to my next interview subject, Lezlie Deane, through my friendship with former interview subject JJ Cohen, who co-starred with her in the 1988 horror favorite 976-Evil. I sent her a friend request shortly afterward, and we got to know each other well enough to do an interview in 2015. Unfortunately, a lot of things came up and we were never able to publish it, but she agreed to do another interview on Tuesday, October 10th. Lezlie Deane is an actress, a singer, a roller-skater and a former model, and she talked about all of that and more, including a common bond I was pleasantly surprised to find we share.