Kelly Barry-Miller

Born and raised in upstate New York, actress Kelly Barry-Miller started performing at a young age. She acted, sang and danced on stage up through high school, then her family relocated to Dallas for her college years, where she put acting on the back burner while she immersed herself in her studies. After spending some time overseas doing missionary work, Kelly settled into a domestic life but never got acting out of her blood.

Fast forward to today. Now calling Minneapolis home, Kelly's revived her acting career but these days it's on camera, rather than on stage. In the last couple of years, she's chalked-up many credits that include commercials, music videos and films, such as God's Green Earth, Ultimate Redemption, Remake, and Gray State (the latter two currently in production) and an appearance in a Rascall Flatts ABC television special.

Many of the models and actresses I've spoken with also work on the other side of the camera, usually as a hobby or sideline. For Kelly, photography is a passion that she does semi-professionally. In fact, if you're planning on getting married in the Minneapolis area and want to capture the event, I'd highly recommend contacting her. Speaking of that, I contacted Kelly about an interview and she gave me such a flattering response, It really made me wish this site had a larger readership to present her to. However, if I continue to feature ladies like this, I'm sure this site will get a larger readership.

Miss Misery, "The Queen of Halloween"

If horror is your thing and you live in the San Francisco Bay Area, you should have heard of Reyna Young, better known as "Miss Misery," who’s been labeled by the local press as "The Queen of Horror in the Bay Area." The San Francisco native and CEO of Last Doorway Productions has been horror hosting, as well as producing, writing and appearing in indie horror films for the last five years. You can catch Miss Misery in the flesh at local horror conventions and comic shows that she frequents, often interviewing horror-biz personalities for her Last Doorway Show. She also hosts her annual A Nightmare to Remember International Film Festival and occasionally stops by Creepy KOFY Movie Time to mix it with No Name, Balrok and the Cave Girls.

With Halloween less that two months away, Miss Misery's plate is pretty full this time of year, but I was able to charm her into taking some time out from her busy schedule to do a brief interview with me.

Roxy Vandiver

Roxy Vandiver began modeling six years ago and has since become a muse to many well-respected photographers around her native Houston, Texas. She was bitten by the acting bug after coming across an online ad for a casting call for the Mel House horror film Witchcraft 13: Blood of the Chosen. Since then, acting has been her first love and she's made quite a name for herself in the Texas horror film industry. Roxy's movie credits now include Killer School Girls from Outer Space, Renfield the Undead,Crumble, and Spirit Camp, in which she had a starring role.

I recently contacted the model, actress, makeup artist, hairstylist, part-time muse and inventor of the word "cinematographical" about an interview for a feature here. Even though it may not be as much of an honor as being named August's "Babe from the Basement" by the guys over at Monsters from the Basement, she very happily agreed ....and even sent me a special, personalized photo to go along with her replies to my questions. No, it wasn't the above photo, which was taken by L. J.

Alien Bikini Girl, Ha Eun-jung

"Give me!" Poster for Invasion of Alien Bikini
I've only seen clips so far, but if I were to write a review of the recently released Korean comedy-sci-fi movie Invasion of Alien Bikini, the focus of the review would most likely be on star Ha Eun-jung, the stills I would include would all be of star Ha Eun-jung, and the main reason I would give for seeing the movie would probably be because Ha Eun-jung stars in it. Therefore, this entry should just be on Ha Eun-jung and not her new movie.

Even though she does provide the film with great eye candy, the 31 year-old actress has shown she's more than just a voluptuous figure. Since this movie has only been released in Korea so far, it will be a while before it's available on DVD for all to view, but the reviews I've read of the overall film as well as Eun-jung's performance, have been surprisingly good. Both have overshadowed another concurrently-released Korean film with a bigger budget and higher profile female star, that have gotten much poorer marks from critics.

One-Question Interview with Camille Keaton

I Spit on Your Grave (1978) was originally
known as Day of the Woman
Sometime back in the late 80s, I was watching the Phil Donahue Show and his guests were popular movie critics Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert. The two were taking questions from Phil's studio audience and one lady asked what the absolute worst move they had ever seen was. Even though these guys didn't always agree with each other and when they did, it was rarely wholeheartedly, they answered without hesitation and practically in unison; "I Spit on Your Grave." I was very impressed with their mutual disdain for the film and knew it was one I simply had to see.

After putting I Spit on Your Grave at the top of my "must watch" list, I went to my local video store and luckily, they had a copy. (I remember this particular store had a great and extensive horror section.) That was the first time I saw actress Camille Keaton, who starred as Jennifer Hills, the rape victim who gets revenge on her attackers. Certainly the role she will always be best remembered for.

A few months ago, I contacted Camille through Facebook about an interview for a feature here. She replied and seemed receptive to the idea, but in short and despite efforts, it didn't happen. However, I did get an answer from her regarding something that I've wanted to hear directly from her, for years and that is: The model on the above poster for I Spit on Your Grave, which was shot for the 1980 re-release and is definitely the best-known poster for the film, is NOT her and she DOES NOT know who it is. There have been rumors and speculation over the years that it's actress Demi Moore (who would have been around 18 when the poster was shot), but that, as of yet, is unconfirmed.
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