when Krsy Fox read for writer director Spider One for his theatrical directorial debut in the horror film allegoria, it was a refreshing experience, especially as a fan of the genre. While things have significantly changed since her on-screen debut in the 2002 TV series Just Causethe actress hasn’t looked back, expanding her creative ventures with the Powerman 5000 frontman to co-writing and starring in his next film, Bury the Bride. Fox spoke to Bleeding Cool about allegoriawhy horror appeals to her, and the movies she grew up on.
Bleeding Cool: What appealed to you about Allegoria?
Krsy Fox: Spider wrote the character of Brody with a lot of weight to it, especially for a female role. I hadn’t seen something like that from a woman. The bizarreness, journey, and her arc were appealing, getting to do that end scene with the beautiful dialogue, intensity of those moments, and final long scene. I’m a huge fan of scenes that go on forever, and I felt excited to shoot it. I always love to play a monster, creating this demon-type thing, and let everything out. I couldn’t say “No,” plus, working with Spider on his debut feature and all these incredible actors I’m a huge fan of.
BC: How does the horror genre allow you to do so many different things as an actor that you wouldn’t normally be able to do? Would you describe it as a liberating experience?
Fox: I’m a high-energy person, and my own anxieties get to me. I have a lot going on, and acting allows me to get it out there. In horror movies, you’re going through 50 different emotions sometimes in one scene. It helps balance me as a person, and it makes me more level. They’re also my favorite type of film, and I watch one about every single day. If you watch a movie with a great actor and a great horror movie, there’s nothing like it. You pull emotions out of the audience, and it sucks you in. It’s absolutely liberating and my favorite genre to be a part of.
BC: What were some of the most favorite horror movies growing up?
Fox: One of the films that were the most influential in making me love the [horror] genre was the ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ because it scared me to death, and I immediately wanted to watch it again. I couldn’t understand how anyone could make anything that horrific, but I loved it so much. I’m a little younger than Spider, so I was the perfect age for films like the original ‘Scream’ and ‘The Craft.’ Those movies had a huge impact on me. The way I write, the type of characters I connect to, and some of the actors in those films, I saw myself in them. A movie like ‘The Craft,’ I’m like, “There are other girls like me. I’m not just the total weirdo. Those are the girls I want to hang out with.” Something being scary, funny, and you get a little bit of everything like I talked about before. It’s just like this roller coaster or watching a movie like that.
RLJE Films & Shudders allegoriawhich also stars Adam Busch, Bryce Johnson, and Scout Comptonis available on demand and streaming on Shudder.