This week we’re joined by a special guest co-host, Detective Dee of the Breakfast on Planet X podcast as we discuss Sorority Babes and the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama! We also did an awesome interview with actress and “Scream Queen,” Linnea Quigley.
Here is some of that interview. If you want to hear the whole thing, press play below! We talk about watching horror movies at a young age, filming Return of the Living Dead, more about Charles Band, Linnea’s producing/directing career, the idea behind her horror workout video, her love of dogs and much more!
The interview starts at the 17:50 mark.
Dan & Nick
SUK: You’ve been doing this for over 30 plus years now.
Linnea: Yes! It’s frightening!
SUK: 125 plus movies. That’s so amazing.
Linnea: Oh my God, when I think of it I get tired (laughs). I can’t believe it. It’s a lot. I always think of it as if every project is my first project, in a way, and I don’t realize how many I’ve done.
SUK: That’s great. And the main movie we’re talking about today is Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama. This was a tough shoot for you, right? Twelve days of shooting, pretty much all done overnight. What was it like making this film?
Linnea: Oh, it was great! It was one of the better times I’ve had on a film. It was fun working with Andras Jones and Michelle [Bauer] and Brinke [Stevens] and the other girls and guys. It was just so silly. And it was the first time, I think, I got to play a bad girl. Which was great.
SUK: Oh yeah, you were great. You could tell that everyone in that movie was having a good time. There’s a great energy to it. What was it like having to act up against the little animatronic puppet?
Linnea: We didn’t see it!
SUK: Oh, you never saw it?
Linnea: We had nothing to look at.
SUK: That’s right. You never see him in the frame with you. Wow, never noticed that.
Linnea: Yeah, the script supervisor just said his lines. So we didn’t know how funny his lines were going to be or anything.
SUK: So you never got to meet Dukey Flyswatter? Have you ever met him outside the film?
Linnea: I have met him. From Nightmare Sisters.
SUK: He seems like an interesting guy.
Linnea: He is. Oh my God, he is the kind of guy who auditioned for Clive Barker with rat traps on his face.
SUK: [Laughter] Linnea: It was really creepy. He does crazy stuff.
SUK: It’s funny, but we didn’t realize until recently, when we talked to Charles Band, that he was actually behind the theatrical release of Slimeball.
Linnea: Yeah! That’s right! He’s a real positive person. He’s not like “Just shoot a piece of crap.” He’s really into his movies. He was really excited when he did ours.
SUK: Do you ever get to do any music for any films?
Linnea: Nightmare Sisters has a song that I wrote and played on and sang on called “Santa Monica Boulevard Boy.” And then some of my music is in Screaming in High Heels: The Rise and Fall of the Scream Queen Era. It’s a great documentary if nobody has seen it.
SUK: You still get to play with your band every so often, right?
Linnea: Yes. I am going to play Day of the Scream Queen soon in L.A.
SUK: Speaking of your character in Slimeball, you enjoy playing a bad ass in your films. You are also a fan of the film True Romance and Patricia Arquette’s character in it. Are there any other female movie role badasses that you enjoy?
Linnea: Linda Hamilton in Terminator was badass. She was really good in that. And I know it’s not a good film, but it was amazing what Demi Moore did in G.I. Jane. She bulked up for it and she shaved her head. It was crazy what she did to her body for that role.