12th Feb2018

‘Death House’ Interview: Genoveva Rossi

by Philip Rogers

With the anticipated horror Death House being released in cinemas on February 23rd 2018, I got a chance to speak with actress Genoveva Rossi about her experience working on the movie, her short film Attack of the Chickens and bringing her experience as a psychic and tarot card reader to the screen.


How did you first get into acting?

I was always interested in acting since childhood. My first play was nursey school and I was always playing dress up with friends. Then I did some plays in high school then short films in college. Then my first horror films began the end of 2011; Jack ‘O’ Slasher and I Spill Yours Guts.

You have had a quite an impact on the horror scene in a relatively short time. Are, you surprise at how quickly you have gained recognition within the horror community?

I feel more blessed than surprised. I do believe strongly in hard work and see my acting journey as a spiritual journey. Like this is the path I was meant to follow in life. I am always thankful to the horror community for the support and opportunities.

You play a nurse in the upcoming horror film Death House. Can you tell us what we can expect from the film?

I am incredibly honoured to have a cameo in Death House with so many horror icons. Really amazing! Death House Is a truly unique horror film and spectacular horror film that I think is going to invigorate and excite horror fans all over the world.

How did you become involved in the film?

I was actually in bed feeling really depressed over the sudden death of my mother and I wasn’t completely myself. I got a call from my acting pal Sheri Fairchild that they were looking for horror actors for Death House that week. I got in touch with the film team immediately and things moved very quickly.

I am involved with the film thanks to Harrison Smith our director and also because of fellow actors Sheri Fairchild and Frank Nicosia. They were looking for actors for a Philadelphia, P.A. film shoot, and Sheri put me in touch with the right people and we all got to work together which was great fun. It was also great working with producer Rick Finkelstein.

Can you tell me a little bit about your character?

Well I don’t want to spoil anything for people that haven’t seen the film yet, so I will be vague. I have a cameo as a sinister nurse and a lot of important and dark things are happening around me. Dee Wallace, Barbara Crampton, and Kane Hodder were also on set that day.

Death House has assembled the biggest cast horror icons in one film. What was it like on set being a part of such a landmark film?

It was great to be onset with Kane Hodder finally. We’ve been at so many conventions together over the years and he is such an amazing actor and great guy. Everyone was amazing. Harrison Smith and Rick Finkelstein were great people to chat with about Death House and Gunnar Hansen’s vision.

In addition to acting you are also a writer for UK Horror Scene and The Digital Dead. Is writing something else you enjoy doing to express yourself creatively?

In addition to acting, I am a professional writer. I have a degree in journalism in fact. I write for UK Horror Scene, The Digital Dead, which are both based in England. I also wrote for Malevolent Magazine. I also write short stories, poems articles, screenplays, etc.

You also work as psychic; do you bring some of this experience to the screen in the characters which you portray?

I am a psychic and tarot card reader, which has come into play with my roles in films. I have played a fortune teller, gypsy, witch, and Satanist in many films and my knowledge of the occult helps me to give a very authentic performance.

You wrote and directed the short film Attack of the Killer Chickens. Is this something which you would like to do more of in the future?

I wrote, directed, produced and starred in Attack of the Killer Chickens (2015). I plan to work on more film in these capacities and this short will become a feature. Potential investors can email me at bluegirl810@live.com. So far, my crazy chicken film has won Best Spoof at Hollywood Dreams International Film Festival in Las Vegas, Best Comedy and Best Short Film at Fantastic Horror Film Festival in San Diego.

What is the most challenging role of your career so far?

Herschell Gordon Lewis’ Bloodmania (2017) because I acted with a serious injury and had to work through that. It took a lot of control and self-discipline.

Do you have any other projects which you are working on at the moment?

Always! Just shot Betrayer with Adam Ahlbrandt whom I also worked with on his films Hunters and The Sadist. Also, Nick Hunt’s Safe Place. I just shot Mike Stewart’s Mr. Blue Shirt. Plus, I am working on acting in some theatrical productions and some improve comedy projects. Plus, I am writing a script.

If someone is looking to get into acting, what advice would you give them?

My advice is that acting isn’t for everyone. It’s going to be harder than you ever imagined. You have to be a strong person to push through. It takes a special person and you need to take a long, hard, honest look at yourself.


You can find out more details about Genoveva Rossi and her future projects on the official website www.genovevarossi.com and social media:

Facebook: Genovevarossi810
Twitter: GenovevaRossi1
Instagram: Genoveva_Rossi
IMDb: http://www.imdb.me/genovevarossi


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