Exploring Entertainment in Florida's 850 & Beyond
A little bit back, we introduced you to Hayride – an indie horror movie filmed just outside the 850 region that has made a decent splash in the genre. With the help of distribution via Redbox, Hayride has made its way into a lot of eager hands.
Sherri Eakin is a newcomer to the world of movies, but with a couple genre films already under her belt and more on the way, it is safe to say she is going to be wearing the title of Horror Queen in no time.
What’s your favorite horror movie?
HAYRIDE of course!
Actually, more for sentimental reasons that remind me of fun times with friends as a teenager, I love Final Destination. It’s still fun to watch after many years.
What scares you?
Needles, spiders, tornadoes, and small spaces.
Any new projects we should be on the lookout for?
I recently filmed a really fun scene for the movie Freshwater starring Zoe Bell. Also, I worked on an independent sci-fi feature called Earthrise from my good friend and up and coming director Glenn Payne.
Freshwater features Zoe Bell, did her enthusiasm for doing her own stunts affect you in anyway?
I was so excited to work on a film Zoe is starring in. She is definitely someone I would model my own career after. Stunt work is something I would love to learn more about and hopefully incorporate more into my future work. Tough chicks rock!
What was the best advice that you have been given and who gave it to you?
One of my closest friends and fellow actor told me to try believing in myself and see what happens. It sounds so simple, but letting go and getting out of my own head can be the toughest thing sometimes. I am fortunate to have an amazing group of friends supporting my acting career who are always there to nudge me along and show me love when I need it most.
Do you have an actor who you are dying to work with?
As an actress from Louisiana and Mississippi, I would love to work with some famous natives who have made successful careers. Morgan Freeman (Mississippi native) comes to mind.
What advice do you have for up and coming Horror Queens?
The only way to be successful in this business is if you truly love what you do. Have fun, work hard, and don’t give up!