News To KnoW
January 6th, 2021 Update-
Happy New Year 2021! May this year bring peace, good health, creative satisfaction, and may we begin to turn the corner on this vicious pandemic. Much love and healing to you and everyone in your family.
My podcast Obscurities is now on YouTube for those that like visuals with their podcasts! It's free so why not check it out and while you're there please subscribe! Here's the link right here.
November 25th, 2020 update -
Check out the new podcast I host called Obscurities! Listen and subscribe to the show - it's free! The theme of the show covers mysteries, oddities, haunted and cursed locations - all things strange and otherworldly! You can listen on any of these platforms: Apple,Tune-In, Castbox FM, and Stitcher!
November 20th 2020 update -
Director Jon Keeyes has signed on with a very prestigeous distribution company to release the 20th anniversary edition of American Nightmare movie! More news/details to come, but we're looking at a possible March 2021 release date!
Mark your calendar for Black Friday! Severin Films is releasing a brand new edition of The Theatre Bizarre film which goes on sale then! New art work, slip cover, and hours of new extras! It will go fast so set your alarm. Debbie stars in the Tom Savini directed segment Wet Dreams.
Delirium Magazine, December 2020 issue, published by Full Moon, edited by Chris Alexander, will feature an article on myself and the feature film FREAK I worked on with Bianca Crespo. Grab a subscription or an issue right here starting Dec 1st 2020!
I was deeply honored to be given the Countess Dracula Award 2020 earlier this month. This was the first time the Dracula Film Festival in Romania bestowed such an honor on a female horror actor/writer/director. I am sincerely grateful to the festival for acknowledging me in this way! Past receipiants of the "Count Dracula Award" have included director Lamberto Bava, actor Armand Assante and special effects master Sergio Stivaletti.
It is with great sadness that I share the news that our Friend, editor and publisher at Videoscope magazine, Joe Kane, AKA The Phantom of the Movies, has passed. I had just received the latest issue #115 with my interview with Max Brooks when his wife and fellow writer Nancy Naglin contacted me to let me know. Videoscope magazine will no longer go forward with the loss of Joe. If you were interested in getting some of his fantastic books on cult films, you can still enjoy his legacy by picking up his tomes right here.
September 17th, 2020 update -
There are a few exciting things to look forward to and support this Halloween season!
- First up director Jason Paul Collum has released a 15 year anniversary edition of October Moon movie, which also includes November Son the sequel, co-starring Debbie, and you can grab the Blu-ray for 12.99 right here!
- Andrew Shearer just finished his latest film Arreola Jones! A film made during the quarantine. I was very happy to provide some fun VO for the project. Here's a news article on how he made it here. You can check out the trailer here. And while Andrew is a huge supporter of indie films and all art made indie, you can support him back and pick up a copy here!
- Pre-orders for the charity book It Came From the Darkness, featuring contributions from many famous horror writers, filmmakers, and artists, including Debbie, can be pre-ordered starting October 23rd! The release date by Red Cape Publishing is October 30th, you'll be able to grab the ebook or softcover from your favorite online retailer -but go directly to the source right here! Proceeds go to the incredible charity Max The Brave Fund.
- Keep an eye out for The Phantom of the Movies' Videoscope magazine fall issue # 115, hitting stands and mailboxes Oct 14th. Debbie has an extensive interview with the always fun and deadly serious horror author Max Brooks! Scope it out here!
Debbie has her CAMEO page open for shout outs! She also has exclusive video options on the new JEMI page! Debbie has now joined the fun and always funny crew at CELEBVM based out of the UK! No reason to be bored during the pandemic! Take extra care of yourselves and family and grab a video from or with Debbie!
July 30th, 2020 update -
Alexandra Heller-Nicholas has just published her epic 600-page book called "1000 Women in Horror" which just hit online stores! Among the fantastic interviews with horror icons, Debbie has a terrific interview included in this must-have tome! Grab yours at your favorite on-line bookseller, and you can read about it on
Entertainment Weekly's website right HERE!
June 20th, 2020 update -
The Phantom of the Movies' VIDEOSCOPE magazine, Spring 2020 ( issue # 114 ) has hit mailboxes and the cooler newsstands this week! In my column The Rochon Report, I cover the movies I've worked on In The Blood (Formerly Imago) and Mystery Spot, both should be out this year if not - 2021. You can grab your issue of Videoscope issue #114 directly from the source on their website right here! If you don't want a subscription (which you should get ;) ) You can use the email address found on the site to directly order any specific issues/copies.
I hope everyone is staying safe through the COVID19 pandemic. I know that with magazine press times a flutter, film releases and film shoots are all over the place with uncertain dates, - in fact, things will get to a point sooner rather than later where it will be easier to give specifics on all matters of the horror screen! xoxo
It's the 2019 Halloween season and with that comes the top horror lists from media outlets! Today on the DAILY HAWKER web site Debbie is put on the "20 Best Scream Queens in Movie History" list! Check out the article right here!
Want to celebrate Halloween, Christmas or any special event? Get a shoutout or words of encouragement? Check out Debbie's profile on Cameo website for a video hello! Just click - HERE!
Grab a copy of The Phantom of the Movies' Videoscope magazine issue # 112, on stands NOW! My article on the making of The Man in Room 6 is featured in this Halloween issue!
THE ASYLUM magazine's current issue, published in Italy, features Debbie's column Debbie Rochon's Bloody Underground and in keeping with the B&W film theme of this issue, Debbie writes about her experience making EXHUMED. Shipping now (August 2019)!
New article up on Icon vs Icon site! Very in-depth interview; UNSTOPPABLE: Debbie Rochon on Her Career, Artistic Evolution and New Projects, posted January 2019. You can read it by clicking right here!
DOOM ROOM movie here! You will be able to see the movie that takes you on a trip into the darkness of all the ghoulish characters that live in the Doom Room! VOD release date Jan. 15th and DVD release date Feb 12th. Stop by the D-Mart to get a signed copy! Check out the trailer for this unique and disturbing film right here!
Read the new Debbie interview on the best UK news and entertainment site - DEVOLUTION MAGAZINE! Check it out right here!
As of December 4th Bloody Ballet hit DVD! Directed by the masterful up-and-coming director Brett Mullen, this giallo throw-back-suspence-slasher is as gruesome as it is beautiful. A true piece of horror-art film-making! You can grab your very own copy right HERE!
Italy brings us a brand new, beautiful, full color glossy horror magazine called ASYLUM - the first issue hits this month - December 2018! Debbie's column is called Debbie Rochon's Bloody Underground and in the first issue the film
Doom Room is featured. Printed in both English and Italian languages, if you would like to buy a copy or subscribe click right HERE.
Alexandra Heller-Nicholas has penned a wonderful article for New York magazine's online site Vulture. It's a look at 'Ladykillers: An A-Z of Women’s Horror Filmmaking' you can check it out by clicking on:
Debbie makes the "Top 11 Greatest Scream Queens of all time" over at Geek.com! Check it out right here!
Happy October 2018! October is our favorite month and with it comes many Terror themed journo lists! Here's a cool one from inker Elliot Smith published on Yahoo! News and Entertainment Tonight web sites "40 Top Scream Queens of the Past 40 years" read it right here.
Debbie Rochon #36 -"If you’ve skipped Tromeo and Juliet or Slime City Massacre, you’ve missed out on one of horror’s most underrated performers, who has appeared in hundreds of movies and was inducted into the B-Movie Hall of Fame in 2004."
Keep an eye peeled for
my uncle john is a zombie!
screenings coming near you!
For full list of screenings click here!
Two decades after Tromeo and Juliet, Lloyd Kaufman and Troma Entertainment are going Back to The Bard for a Tromatized adaptation of
William Shakespeare's "The Tempest". Coming 2019! Watch the teaser for Shakespeare's Sh*tstorm right here!
Mark your calendar! September 11th will be the limited edition of the DVD release of
Dick Johnson and Tommygun vs. The Cannibal Cop!
It Will also be screening on various VOD platforms. Keep an eye on the Alternative Cinema website to grab this hilarious buddy-cop, comedy-horror!
Info on film right here!
Coming to Oneonta, NY this October 12th!
A fun and unique take on the classic Christian Scare movies SATAN HATES YOU! It will screen as the 3rd movie in director
James Felix McKenney's trilogy!
For more info click right HERE!
June 30th 2018-
Paul Goldberg wrote this terrific article for film makers and film fans alike, I was privileged to be a part! You can read it right here
Ms. Rochon is currently writing her book.
Director Jon Keeyes is currently working on a 20th anniversary Blu-ray of
If you would like to create a video or artwork - it could even just be a photo of you holding your American Nightmare DVD - and would like to be included on a special extra segment for the Blu-ray just send in your video or images to:
janetoppan (at) highlandmyst.net
If creating a video - you can do anything you like from telling us how the movie affected you, your feelings about it, you can re-create a scene from the movie, or just a quick vid of yourself on your cell phone sharing your experience or thoughts on American Nightmare!