Your new Halloween special Malvolia's
Halloween Game - in a few words, what is it about?
is having her annual "Invite Only" Halloween Party... But that
doesn't stop Jessie from finding the party address online and crashing it.
Like always, Malvolia has some tricks, other than treats, up her sleeve
that Jessie never sees coming...
Halloween Game being about a fan being in the wrong place at the
wrong time, is any of this based on your experience with your own
fans/partycrashers (and/or wishful thinking maybe)?
I believe that everything happens for a reason… I had a strict upbringing and always followed the rules. So, nothing like this has ever
happened to me. However, one regret I do have it when I was in high
school, classmates used to break into Danvers State Hospital at night to
look around. I never went, terrified I would get into trouble or arrested
for trespassing. If I could go back, I would and go. That place has ALWAYS
fascinated me. Bummer it is an apartment complex now.
sources of inspiration when writing Malvolia's
I write scripts around what I have and actors that I know and love working
with. I knew I could get a house with a possible garage. I played upon what
happened to the characters from the previous specials and I just wanted to
have fun. Malvolia has never “died” before and I’m sure would LOVE
that feeling, so, I played with that idea a bit.
You do a Malvolia:
The Queen of Screams Halloween special every year, and of course
it pretty much comes with the character, but what does Halloween mean to
you personally, and any fun Halloween stories not yet committed to the
has always been a memorable time for me. My mother made me countless
costumes and it was always a fun time collecting candy and walking around
with friends. I’m still wavering if this was the last season or not… I
haven’t thought that far to next season if there would be one. I usually
just write as I go.
Do talk about Malvolia's
Halloween Game's brand of both horror and humour for a bit!
been told that I have a witty sense of humor. When creating the character,
I based her off of Vampira and Mortica Addams. Both beauties have a dark,
humorous side to them. But I wanted to go darker. Thesarus.com is my bff
and I try to think twisted, dark, and evil when I write.
also play the title character in Malvolia's
Halloween Game, a character you've been playing for quite some
years now - so what do you usually draw upon to bring Malvolia to life,
and how has she developed/grown over the years?
definitely grown on her own over the years. We started her out as campy,
but I knew I never wanted to stay there. I just kept bringing the dark.
Evil, cunning, malicious… I thrive off of it!
you tell us about the rest of your cast, and why exactly these people?
Johnson and Richard Trejo have been my OG’s with Malvolia. They have
been around since Day 1. So, whatever they want to do, whether it is to write,
direct, or act – they always have first dibs. Hunter, Brialynn Massie,
Charles Chudabala, Thomas Haley, Lara Jean, and Sheri Davis have all
created their characters before on the series – so I brought them all
back in their wildest forms! As far as Sarah Schultz, I had originally written the part of “Jessie”
with another actress in mind. When I saw
that actress was in NY for a longer period of time (I thought she moved
home, but she was just there for vacation) I put out a Facebook post (I
really only like to work with friends or friends of friends for Malvolia.
I know they will show up, are hungry for work, and will share the project
on social media) and a couple girls jumped at the chance, but I have
known Sarah and have wanted to work with her for a long time, so Sarah won
the role! Again, everything happens for a reason! Reyna M. Velarde is
someone I’ve known in the genre for a bit, just haven’t been able to
work with her yet. And Carter Allen is a friend of Reyna’s who gladly
stepped up for some fun!
also have to talk about Malvolia's
Halloween Game's director Paul Stephen Edwards for a bit, and what
was your collaboration like?
is like that guy who may not know everything about me nor know how I am
feeling in a moment, but already knows how I am feeling. I worked with him
on my short film Slit, and we have a chemistry like nothing I’ve
ever experienced before. He has a moodiness to him that he knows how to
grab the emotion from the script and will make everything hauntingly
pretty. Like you’re right there with us, not just watching us. Paul is a
loyal collaborator and friend. He’s more talented than people give him
credit for. I like to showcase people’s talents on Malvolia
that no one
allows them to do other wise.
A few words about the shoot
as such, and the on-set atmosphere?
all friends and we always have a ton of laughs. We shot over two scorching
hot days at Paul’s house in Long Beach. I was in a car accident in the
morning of day 2 and by the time I was able to get to set, they had
started filming and moved along. So professional and such a stress
reliever for me. By the end, it was a fun day! The kids were a joy to work
with. I love their energy and they point of view.
The $64 question of
course, where can Malvolia's
Halloween Game be seen?
or direct link:
Anything you can tell us
about audience and critical reception of Malvolia's
Halloween Game yet?
was a different feel to Malvolia, but then again, every special and every
episode is different. I don’t like to stick to one feel. I like to keep
it fresh and terrifying!
What's in the cards for
future episodes of Malvolia:
The Queen of Screams, and any other future projects you'd like to
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announced on January 1st, 2020 that I will be doing a Malvolia Horror
Anthology. Not so much hosting, but it will be all acting. Telling her
backstory and other creepy tales about her. I’m excited. As for season
4, not sure if I’ll return…
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