Lisa Wilcox in ‘The Mysterious Place’. Photo courtesy of Horror Films.
Veteran actress Lisa Wilcox (“A Nightmare on Elm Street” 4 and 5) talked about her new movie “The Mystery Spot”. It will be released digitally and VOD worldwide through Terror Films on October 7.
It was directed by Mel House and starred Graham Skipper, Lisa Wilcox and scream queen Debbie Rochon. “It was amazing,” she exclaimed. “We shot it in this little town called Hempstead in Texas, and we actually stayed in this one-story inn in the middle of nowhere. We lived there and worked there, it was great.”
Wilcox was drawn to playing Rachel due to that character’s “fragility”. “The guilt that Rachel experiences is overwhelming, and it’s something we can all relate to and punish ourselves for a mistake we may have made in our lives,” he explained.
The synopsis for “The Mystery Spot” is as follows: Several lost souls find refuge in a small motel in the middle of nowhere, its only distinguishing feature being the ruins of an ancient Mystery Spot, a long-dead roadside attraction. time with strangers. metaphysical powers.
Nathan and Rachel find comfort in each other, both trying to escape dark pasts that seem to be using the Mystery Spot to turn from painful shadows of their lives to very real entities of the present. Everyone in the Mystery Spot will be affected by its unique properties, but only some will survive its devastating implications.
“I consider this to be more of a dark zone than a horror movie,” he said. “I think viewers are going to feel a lot of compassion for the characters in the story and find it related to their own lives.”
On being an actress in the digital age, she said, “It can be challenging. It’s definitely a whole different world when I started acting in the ’80s. It’s great because there’s so much content available now.”
For young, aspiring actors, Wilcox said, “In the past, it would be doing theater, because that’s where wits were discovered. Now, it’s more about the digital world, being an influencer, TikTok, and many other ways to date. Also, train, take classes and do theater.”
On the title of the current chapter of his life, he replied, “I am in my penultimate chapter. I get to play more villain roles and characters, which is a lot of fun.”
If he had any superpowers, he said with a sweet laugh, “Fly.” “So, I can avoid traffic,” she said.
‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’
For Wilcox, “A Nightmare on Elm Street” 4 and 5 was an “incredible” experience. “That was very early in my career, and being a part of that franchise still blows my mind. It is the gift that keeps on giving. The horror community is absolutely phenomenal and loyal. I have always loved horror since I was little. I am eternally grateful and made friends with the cast members I have worked with. We really are like family and I couldn’t have asked for more,” he said.
She shared that she enjoyed doing the “Barbee Rehab” limited series. “That was a lot of fun,” she admitted. “I loved that whole concept. We had a lot of fun on set.”
‘A Place Called Hollywood’
Wilcox noted that he loved doing “A Place Called Hollywood,” starring Kristos Andrews, which was written and directed by Gregori J. Martin. Kristos played Charlie and she played Pam Laudenslager, her on-screen mother.
“When Kristos made that movie, it was just starting, and now it’s huge,” he said. “Kristos is the sweetest and most charming young man in the world, and also, not to mention that he is incredibly beautiful. Kristos is charming. I have also known director Gregori J. Martin for a long time.”
On his definition of success, he said: “Success, to me, means being successful at what you love to do, whatever it is.”
To learn more about Lisa Wilcox, visit her official website and follow her on Instagram.