Debbie Does Death
Interview by Jonathan Williams
Photography: Stephen F. Bodi
Perhaps best known to horror fans for her work in such Troma classics as Tromeo & Juliet, Terror Firmer and Citizen Toxie, scream queen Debbie Rochon has helped titillate and terrify in dozens of low budget flicks. Recently she has gotten top billing as Miss Johnson in Bikini Bloodbath and its sequel, Bikini Bloodbath Carwash, an absurdist slasher series in which Chef Death terrorizes a group of scantily clad teenage girls.
With more than a dozen other films scheduled for release in 2009 and 2010, Rochon also co-hosts Fangoria Radio with Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider every Friday night on satellite radio, where many a B-list celebrity has been known to stop in. And on the convention circuit, she has become known as one of the most ghoulishly gregarious stars of Fangoria’s Weekend of Horrors and other fan festivals.
In the past year, Rochon has been filming nonstop, traveling to Italy to shoot a more serious film called Colour from the Dark. She recently took a break from her busy schedule to talk to Girls and Corpses about bloodbaths, orgies and her picks for hottest corpses.
G&C: You’re a girl who has starred alongside numerous corpses. Who would you say is your favorite corpse, real or fictional, dead or undead? Are there any corpses you haven’t worked with that you’d like to someday?
DR: Boy, questions don’t come any better than that. I had a scene with Don Calfa in Corpses are Forever. He had scenes where he was alive, but I wasn’t in those scenes, I only had scenes with him once he was dead. I would have to say Don Calfa was the best corpse I’ve ever worked with. He’s an amazing guy and a great actor when he’s alive, but he’s an excellent corpse and it was an honor to work beside his corpse. I aspire to work on one of the Pirates movies, mainly because of Johnny Depp, but also because there’s a plethora of corpses to work with in those movies.
G&C: What might you do with all those corpses?
DR: It would be fascinating to be a part of some sort of corpse orgy and I'd grab his...
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