Up-and-coming star Debbie Sherman is set to appear in not one, but two high profile genre films. She not only appears in Dan Bush’s supernatural The Vault, out now through FilmRise, but she’s also set to perform in the forthcoming Day of the Dead: Bloodline, the remake of remake of George A. Romero’s classic starring Sophie Skelton and Johnathon Schaech. In a post-apocalyptic, zombie-filled society, a former med school student is tormented by a dark figure from her past. The only thing is, he’s a half-human, half-zombie hell-bent on destroying her world. Sherman plays the character of Linda.
“I love that I got to play a character by the name of Linda,” Sherman tells us. “Linda is my mom’s name, so the character felt very familiar to me. The audience is introduced to Linda in the beginning of the film and you are not going to want to miss a thing!
“You guys will have to watch to see what happens to Linda,” she further teases. “Linda is terrified of zombies. I mean I would be too, so playing someone terrified of zombies is not much different than playing myself. It was a crazy and fun character to portray.”
Speaking of zombies: “Oh, the zombies! This film is filled with guts, gore, and so many zombies. Just about every character in this film gets mixed up with zombies in some way or another.” She jokes, “I can’t give too much away or they will hunt me down.”
While she can’t get into full details, she does go further in on the film’s violence:
“I saw a ton of explosions, gore, violence, and a whole lot of blood. Fans of all things zombie will not be disappointed. This film hits all the marks on guts and gore.”
In a minor spoiler, Sherman didn’t have to do any heavy makeup herself:
“I didn’t have to do any special zombie makeup personally,” she reveals. “But, I did get to see so many others under go amazing transformations. The makeup team was awesome! They really did an amazing job on this film and I can’t wait for you all to be truly terrified.”
She also starred in The Signal director Dan Bush’s supernatural horror film The Vault, which follows two estranged sisters who rob a bank in order to save their brother.
“This was my first role ever and it was a great experience,” Sherman tells us. “Lauren is a sweet woman who finds herself in the wrong place at the wrong time.
“Lauren is on the good team. She’s a ‘good guy,'” Sherman adds while further elaborating. “Poor Linda is just in the wrong place at the wrong time. She is a customer at the bank [who] was just trying to run a quick errand by stopping by the bank and she got more than she bargained for.
“This movie will have you on the edge of your seat the whole time. It is part thriller and part horror and the audience will be surprised at every twist and turn.”
Sherman also stars in Saban Films’ The Forgiven with Forest Whitaker and Eric Bana. The film is set in post-Apartheid South Africa, where Archbishop Desmond Tutu meets with a brutal murderer seeking redemption. Directed by two-time Oscar nominee Roland Joffé, Sherman plays Linda Coetzee. The film is expected to be released in late 2017.