Victoria De Mare is one of Hollywood’s reigning “Hottest Horror Scream Queens” for over a decade, according to the cover feature editorial article of the January 2017 issue of Hustler Magazine. She has appeared in over 110 Film & TV productions and counting. She is best known for her creation & portrayal of the sexy demon succubus clown, ‘Batty Boop’, from the horror/comedy feature series ‘Killjoy’ which will be available as an action figure resin doll statue courtesy of Full Moon Collectibles, worldwide, September 2017 on www.FullMoonDirect.com
Victoria is a graduate of New York University with a B.A. in Theatre Arts and Broadcast Journalism. In addition to being a prolific character actor she is also a published writer, published poet, professional model, live talk show host & producer, as well as a professional dancer & former member of the Hart Pulse Dance Company, Wilmington Ballet Company & Joffrey Ballet Company with guest artist performances at the St. Croix Ballet Company in the Virgin Islands.
Victoria is also a professional lead, back-up, & harmony vocalist as well as a songwriter, composer, arranger, producer, music publisher (ASCAP), & catalog artist with over 50 songs on the Warner Music Group Film and TV licencing catalogs. Her 2016 pop album ‘CanUNotTell’ and latest 2017 singles are available to download or stream on iTunes, AppleMusic, AmazonMp3, and Spotify & everywhere online. Ringtones are also available worldwide exclusively for the iPhone. *
Talking with Victoria De Mare
Sci-Fi & Scary: You have done a large variety of genres such as comedy, horror/comedy, drama, etc. Which do you think is your favorite or do you enjoy the variety?
Victoria De Mare: I love all genres of film, so I prefer to work on a variety as much as possible. Aside from being an actor I am also a bona fide film fan.
Sci-Fi & Scary: ‘Deadly Beloved’ seems to be your break-through role and where you are fully ensconced in the title of ‘Scream Queen’. At the time did you think it would be? Looking back did you see it as such?
Victoria De Mare: No, I didn’t, but I felt a shift at that time in my career, though. I felt something exciting starting. Besides that fact, I was really starting to work finally, lol.
Sci-Fi & Scary: It seems as though you have done a lot of special-effects heavy movies. Have you done more CGI or practical effects? Which one is more fun to work with?
Victoria De Mare: Yes, I have & they’ve been with both & sometimes a combination. Practical effects are definitely more fun to work with, but sometimes CGI looks better & cooler depending on who is doing it.
Sci-Fi & Scary: I see that you’ve done a lot of shorts. Are they easier to do or harder? Why or why not?
Victoria De Mare: The only difference between a feature & a short film is the length & the time it takes to make it. You approach the work the same way. There are always a lot of short films casting, so it’s a way to continue to make a living.
Sci-Fi & Scary: . I also see that you’ve done a lot of work in television, both on shows and in movies. Is there are great difference in working between the two medias?
Victoria De Mare: The only real difference is that series’ shoot faster than films. I love them both.
Sci-Fi & Scary: Do you have a particular role that you enjoyed playing more than others? If you don’t mind sharing, we’d love to hear about it!
Victoria De Mare: One of my most favorite roles to play so far has been the lead female character from the ‘Killjoy’ feature comedy/ horror series “Batty Boop”. It was an amazing experience creating her & working with full body paint. I’m thrilled by the fans response to her. She will be available as a resin doll statue courtesy of Full Moon Collectibles worldwide mid-September 2017 on http://FullMoonDirect.com .
Sci-Fi & Scary: I see a movie you have coming out next year, ‘My BFF Satan’, looks very interesting. It looks very different than movies that you’ve done previously. Without giving away any details could you tell us a bit about your role in it?
Victoria De Mare: It is actually a web series being pitched as a television series starring Tom Proctor(‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’, ’12 Years A Slave’). When Tom contacted me & said he wanted me to play his “Girlfriend From Hell” in a new series he was starring in, I almost died from excitement. I also adore working with director Margie Rogers. It’s non-stop laughs & fun. Tom & Margie always make me feel so grateful & proud to be an artist every time we work together.
Sci-Fi & Scary: The role of Batty Boop in Killjoy 3 was written specifically for you. Did that influence your decision to take the role? How did you feel about the intense hours in make-up for the role?
Victoria De Mare: It’s an honor when a screenwriter or filmmaker writes a character with you specifically in mind, so hands down I was taking it, lol, especially coming from my long time colleague & friend John Lechago. I was essentially the only actor he knew who would have the balls to take on the challenging role. The makeup application was very difficult with five hours to put on & two & a half to take off on top of shooting a twelve hour day every day.
Sci-Fi & Scary: On a more personal note, did you always have an interest in horror movies?
Victoria De Mare: Yes, absolutely. I always loved horror films as a kid. Working on them & becoming a “Scream Queen” is definitely a dream come true for me.
Sci-Fi & Scary: Have you always wanted to act in movies? If so can you tell us why?
Victoria De Mare: Yes. I starred in my first short thriller that I also wrote when I was thirteen called “Sweet Suspicion” directed by my late Emmy-nominated uncle Richard Pepperman. Working on that project confirmed my desires for a career in movies & all the “playing” I did creating stories & acting out characters in my bedroom & bathroom when I was a little girl.
Sci-Fi & Scary: What are some of your upcoming projects that we can look forward to?
Victoria De Mare: I’m currently getting ready to shoot 3 feature films, a TV series, perform live in an interactive show and I’m currently in production on my third album ‘#Myb*tch’, which is slated for a January 2018 release. Everyone on the planet should look forward to collecting my ‘Batty Boop’ resin statue in mid-September. Fans can currently check me out in ‘The Black Room’, ‘The Blessed Ones’, and ‘The Holy Man’ on Amazon Prime, VOD, and DVD. ‘The Blessed Ones’ is also available at over 750 Family Video stores in the US and Canada. ‘Dracula in a Woman’s Prison’ is now available on Vimeo OnDemand. And, my new hard rock single “Raw” is now available to stream or download everywhere online.
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Raw – Victoria De Mare
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Killjoy 3 Synopsis:
The demon clown Killjoy is resurrected once again, but this time he is not given the name of his victim and is trapped in his realm. Using a magic mirror he lures four unsuspecting college students into his realm where he can have his macabre fun! A mysterious man returns and we finally discover who Killjoy’s true target is!
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Editors Note: Due to a mix-up with October Coast, the interview that was originally posted had some incorrect sections to it. At Victoria’s request, we have fixed it. What you see now is the complete, word-for-word transcript of the original interview. Sorry about that, folks!