At Comic Con last weekend, BC got the chance to talk to the three lovely stars of the upcoming BITCH SLAP, a movie fans of GRINDHOUSE and genuine ’70s exploitation movies will definitely love (check out the trailer at the official website). And while BITCH SLAP might not be horror, stars America Olivo, Erin Cummings, and Julia Voth ALL have horror projects lined up in the near future. So while BC transcribes the rest of this mammoth interview, here’s the skinny on their horror movie futures!
Plot Crunch: At its core, “Bitch Slap” follows three bad girls (a down-and-out stripper, a drug-running killer and a corporate powerbroker) as they arrive at a remote desert hideaway to extort and steal $200 Million in diamonds from a ruthless underworld kingpin. Things quickly spin out of control as allegiances change, truths are revealed, other criminals arrive for the score, the fate of the world hangs in the balance and they are forced to confront a villain much worse than they ever expected… themselves. It’s the ultimate morality tale as, one by one, they realize the whole she-bang was a set-up and one of them may not even be human…
Bloody: America, you’re in Friday the 13th, can you say anything about it without getting in trouble?
America: I play a character named Amanda and… wow, what CAN I say about it?
Bloody: This is the most secretive Friday the 13th movie ever!
America: Well you know…
Bloody: (sarcastically) “Jason kills people.”
America: (pause) You said it, not me! (laughs) It was a great experience; we shot in Austin TX with a great crew. And a great cast; lot of really great up and coming people in the cast. But that’s all I can say! I also did a tiny cameo in Transformers 2, and then a movie called Storytellers, with Wes Bentley.
Julia: I did a short movie called Fame Fatale, for the fashion designer Bebe. I play a ghost; we shot in Bette Davis’ mansion in Hollywood. It was very fascinating, the costumes were BEAUTIFUL. And it was great for me because I got to combine two of my passions, modeling, which I have done since I was fourteen, and acting. It was really great to play a really scary, dark, dead ghost. It was hard to play a dead person and then walk around and try to talk to people on set! It was a challenge but it was amazing. That should be on their website soon.
Bloody: How about you, Erin?
Erin: I did a horror film called Dark House, which should be out in November. It stars Jeffrey Combs, and he was wonderful. And my character could not be more different than Hel [her Bitch Slap character]. I play a dodgy reporter from a Newsweek style magazine that comes to review a haunted house, and I have no sense of humor, no sex appeal, I mean they put me in khaki kulats for Christ’s sake, it was horrifying. I was like “when do I get to show my cleavage?” and they were like “You don’t.”
Bitch Slap, which promises plenty of cleavage (and violence, and explosions, and fast cars…), should be in theaters next spring, by which time all of the above movies will have been released. And that’s good, because you won’t be able to get enough of these ladies!