Tell everyone a little about yourself to begin with?
My name is Tiffany Apan and I am coming to you live from my living room!
I just got back from a public appearance Monster Mania Con 7
the other day, so bear with me if I seem a little out of it :P
an actress/singer who does some modeling. I've done theatre and
musical theatre and I got my break in film in the Troma distributed
film, Meat For Satan's Ice Box which is currently out on
DVD. I have some new and exciting film projects coming out this
year including Winslowe Asylum with Dark Wind Woods Films,
Heavy Mental with Silver Bullet Pictures, LaFemme
Bond with Pinpoint Productions, Slashers Gone
Wild with World Parody Productions, and Revenge Sweet
Revenge with Life or Death Productions. I am also a
classically trained singer and I currently have a maxi CD entitled Porcelain Doll released with
Morbid Curiosity Shop and I am
at work with a record label on my full length album, Everlasting
Element. I also model for Zombie Apparel Clothing, Screaming Bean
Cafe, Morbid Curiosity Shop, Bastards of Horror, and I work with a small network of photographers for my
Did you pick up acting as you went along or did you study it in
Acting and performing is something I have done since I was a child.
I studied throughout junior high and high school and performed with
theatre and opera companies around town and regionally as well as
in school. It was also my major in college and I learned both
theatrical and film acting.
Why horror film predominately?
While I was doing theatre, I did some work as an extra in a few films.
Then I had the oppertunity to work with an acting coach who works with
George Romero and Tom Savini. I ended up getting my
breakthrough role into film with the Troma
distributed film, Meat
For Satan's Ice Box which is currently on DVD. I began
getting offers for more horror films after that.
Do you consider yourself a scream queen then?
I have had a couple of references of me being a scream queen by the
media and I suppose I am carving a niche for myself amongst the horror
and scream queens being in horror films, but I wouldn't necessarily
describe myself as only being a scream queen as I also am exploring
other areas of the entertaintment industry as well. I love horror
and want to continue to do horror film but I am also embarking on a
music career and doing some projects that are unique but aren't
considered horror films. I even like my horror films and my roles
in them to be different from the last and I have taken to choosing roles
carefully. I guess it depends on how you define a scream
queen since one person's impression of a scream queen may be
different from another's.
Have you considered other ventures in film such as directing or
YES. As a matter of fact, I am co writing a scene in my upcoming
film, Revenge Sweet Revenge. I also am providing music
for LaFemme Bond and another film called The Gore Orphanage.
You are also into music?
Yes, I am a classically trained singer and I began my career in opera
and musical theatre at a young age. I had the privelege and
honor of being trained vocally by a woman who sang at the
Metropolitan Opera and was also part of the company. I
recently began embarking on a recording career with my inspirations
being Sarah Brightman, Enigma, Loreena McKennit, Nightwish, Queensryche,
Dream Theatre, and Lacuna Coil to only name a few. I recently
released a maxi CD entitled Porcelain Doll with the Morbid
Curiosity Shop and I am at work on my full length album, Everlasting Element.
What have been some of your films? Tell about the titles and the
Feeling lucky ?
any of my partnershops yourself
for more, better results ?
The links below
will take you
Meat For Satan's Ice Box is currently out on DVD with Troma.
I also have Revenge Sweet Revenge almost completed and it will
be out this year. Other films coming out this year are Winslowe
Asylum, Heavy Mental, and Slashers Gone
Wild. Meat For Satan's Ice
Box is the craziest film I probably ever will do! I play
Janet Cavatelli and my character gets killed within the first 20
minutes. Revenge Sweet Revenge is a psychological
thriller and I play Claudia, an apprentice to a mental patient and
apprentice to a serial killer. My character is Sadie Rae in Winslowe Asylum and it is sort of a
Romeo and Juliet in the
asylum with an old classic horror twist to it. I will play a chick
thug named Candy in Heavy Mental which is a heavy metal
themed horror comedy. In Slashers Gone
Wild, I host
the DVD segments in the tradition of Faces of Death.
Finally, in LaFemme Bond (international title Bitch Bond) which is a
James Bond satire and features a female version of
James Bond, I play an assassin!
Are these available online?
Meat For Satan's Ice Box is available at http://www.troma.com
and my website http://www.dropdeadbeauty.com.
Revenge Sweet Revenge will be
available on the Life or Death Productions site as well as my website
Some links to the other films until they are released
Heavy Mental - http://www.silverbulletpictures.com
LaFemme Bond/Bitch Bond
Slashers Gone Wild - http://www.myspace.com/slashersgonewild
What about yourself? Do you have a webpage or myspace?
Yes ... my official website is http://www.dropdeadbeauty.com
however beginning in March, it will be http://www.tiffany-apan.com.
page is http://www.myspace.com/dropdeadbeauty2.
I also have music links at http://www.myspace.com/tiffanyapanmusic
Are you still planning to work on Windsor Asylum in Ohio
YES! That is one of my most exciting projects yet!
What can you say about the plot?
It is in the tradition of the old classic horror films of Vincent Price,
Alfred Hitchcock, and Lon Chaney. It is a historical film that
takes place in the early 20th century during the white plague when the
asylums were jam packed and it's about the brutal and inhumane manners in
which the patients were treated. My character is a patient with a
very twisted plot. It is very Romeo and Juliet in the Asylum.
Gossip is they plan to shoot this in black and white, except for the
Yes, from what I understand, it will be shot in a sepia tone and the
blood in the film will be the only thing that is of a distinctive color.
Any other projects upcoming?
A film that is written and produced by Robyn Griggs entitled The
Tourists inspired by The Twilight
Zone. I also am working
on scheduling public appearances and music gigs. There is also my
music and some more tentative film projects.
Do you plan to make it to any of the film fests or conventions this
year or next?
Well, I just returned home from Monster Mania 7 in Cherry Hill, New
Jersey. I will be going back to Monster Mania 8 in May of 2007
which is also in Cherry Hill, NJ. I will also be appearing at
Cinema Wasteland in Strongsville, Ohio with Dark Wind Woods
Those are the only confirmed ones so far. I will be adding more as
the tentative ones are confirmed. Check my website and myspace for
details on appearances and music gigs!
A lot of readers on this page are located in Europe.
Have your films made it over there yet?
Meat for Satan's Ice Box premiered in Cannes and is
distributed through Troma
there. LaFemme Bond will be
released in Europe under the title Bitch Bond. The others
will be released and will be able to be ordered over the internet
Aside from yourself, what other women are worth keeping an eye on in
indy cinema that you know of?
Lennox Miller and Elske McCain [Elske
McCain interview - click here] are on the rise (we all did an interivew
segment on Deadpit Radio which can be heard at http://www.deadpit.com
in their Decemeber 15th files). Joni Gomez, Monique Dupree, Brenna
Lee Roth, Heather Lucas, and Amanda Fire are ones who come directly to
mind right now.
Tony Slade and Trent Haaga are two of my faves!
What about directors?
Greg Laudermilt, Kipp Poe, Al Griffith, and Rob Avery are ones to watch
Not to start any envy, but do you have any favorite actresses or
directors you prefer to work with?
I don't know about favorites as each film company and director is
different and each has pros and cons. But I am really looking
forward to working with Dark Wind Woods Films on Winslowe
Have you ever had any negative experience so bad you will never work
for a certain individual again?
I won't mention names, but unfortunatly I have run into a couple people
who have tried to pull fast ones on me and were not honest about the
project being worked on. I had suspicions of a company of
people I thought I could trust attempting to do things behind my
back and sell my photos or film footage in a way that I did not
agree to nor signed contracts to do so. I've been in situations
where I was only shown scenes and not the entire script. For
all I know, you could be shooting a porno. That is why it is SO
important for anyone in the industry to make sure all their Ts are
crossed and I's are dotted. Upon committing to a project, make
sure to recieve a copy of the finished script and ALWAYS read your
release forms and contracts before you sign them and if need be, get a
How do you prepare yourself for a role or get into a character?
I read the entire script and I just read my lines aloud and get a feel
for the character. I also ask the director for a brief character
description and research any personality quirks or lifestyles of my
characters. I make goals for my character in accordance with her
lifestyle and personality and sometimes even draw on personal
Do you have a problem memorizing lines?
Usually, I'm pretty good with memorizing. But I have my off
moments, especially if I'm extremely busy or stress piles up.
Any odd stories to tell that we have missed or may have never heard?
After a long day of a public appearance at Monster Mania 6, a few of us
decided to go out to eat. We came accross this restaraunt that
looked good, so we went on in. I think we were the youngest clientele
in the restaurant as the clientele seemed to be 65 and over.
There was even stewed prunes on the menu with prune juice and prune
danish ... prune everything! But they did have good food and it
remains a joke to this day. We even went back to the restaraunt
this past weekend after Monster Mania 7, but alas all the prunes were
off the menu except for prune danish!
To take every element of my career right now and infuse it into one big
career that I can just sit back and enjoy. Maybe concentrate more
on music in the future with film being a side project.
Interests away from film?
I love charity work that is concentrated in cancer research and
animal/wildlife and environment preservation. I also like hanging
out with friends, going to coffee shops, going to a club, the usual
Thanks for the interview and stay tuned for my films and music!
Thank you for the interview!