Hi folks & Happy New Year!
Hope all was merry & bright for you as 2017 wound down. 2018 seems to be starting in big and amazing ways. I am so pleased to let you all know that I am now a contributor for Domain of Horror.
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Congratulations to the super-talented cast & crew of The Spirit Room, helmed by Adam J. Ung. The Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival awarded the short Best Horror Short. I was honored to play the role of Peggy Wily in this award winning film. Learn more here.
I’ve been talking about this short for months and it’s finally here. The Spirit Room, by Adam J. Ung, is now out of post and coming to film festivals near you.
Here’s your first look:
Kristin West in The Spirit Room
Kristin West in The Spirit Room
The Spirit Room
I’ll keep you posted about screening dates and times. Congratulations, Adam & the whole Spirit Room team.
We had a lively conversation on What Women Want Talk Radio this week week with celebrity guests Melissa Carter and Bill Oberst Jr. Melissa, a famed Atlanta radio personality, discussed the glass ceiling of the radio world. Bill, dubbed indie horror’s sexiest man, discussed his vibrant acting career, including his upcoming stage offering, Ray Bradbury’s Pillar of Fire.
If you’ve been watching my Instagram lately, you will have noticed someone has a gripe against a guy named Vinnie. 😉
I was back on the set of James Balsalmo’s The Litch this week and I was again impressed by James’s wizardry, this time with masks, snot fabricated from cottage cheese and blood from chocolate syrup and food coloring. It was a messy, fun, albeit, occasionally odorous time. It’s amazing what creativity we have when we use it and James is a truly creative fellow.
The Litch was the first film I’ve ever needed a stunt double. It’s really funny to see someone in the same outfit as you, playing your role. I sort of have the Patty Duke Show jingle ringing in my head each time I see a picture of my double, Alan Maxson.
What I love about my stunt double’s look is the overall doughy look of the molding on his face. It matches my skin tone well. And those pouty lips…hilarious. My lips are ample, but those lips are ghoulishly puffy like the Botox nightmares we sometimes see in La-la-land. I must admit that Alan is better at wielding that humongous knife than me, but I bet we could go head-to-head in rolling pin assault skills. Be sure to catch The Litch when it comes out later this year.
This week, I got to have a fun part in The Litch, directed by James Balsalmo of Acid Bath Productions. It was a high-spirited, improvisational shoot. Coming out later this year, the film also stars Tom Sizemore, the legendary Lloyd Kaufman and fellow scream queen Genoveva Rossi. James is creative, collaborative and fun and I told our manager Matt Chassin that he was like the “Christopher Guest of horror”. This is sure to be a fun horror comedy.
Armin Nasseri of Seeking Valentina fame was also on-hand helping with our scene. It was great to have his positive energy there. I can’t wait to see it debut on the big screen later this year!
There’s some cool promo art coming out for The Spirit Room, which I worked on last October.
Here’s me as the character Peggy Wiley! Can’t wait to share this amazing short with you!
It’s always a pleasure to talk to the guys of The Dorkening. They are true cinephiles and die-hard horror and genre film fans. Check out this recent conversation I had!