Ghoul Girls: Thanks for joining us on this frightful evening, how are you doing? RedVamp: Good, thank you. Thanks for choosing me as a Femme Fatale! Ghoul Girls: We know you have been modeling for a long time now, what got you started? RedVamp: I’ve modeled on and off since childhood, but got involved in alternative or gothic style modeling in 2001. It was as simple as putting up a website with a portfolio and then receiving inquiries from magazines, designers, websites, and artists that wanted to use me as a model. Ghoul Girls: How hard is it to maintain that long natural red hair of yours? RedVamp: I’ve had long hair for over 20 years so I’m very accustomed to the maintenance. Being that it is all one length and it’s natural color, I think it is probably much easier to care for than someone who has to maintain a cut and color. Ghoul Girls: You have been in quite a few print publications, which one is your all time favorite? RedVamp: Hmmm, there have been so many good ones, but if I had to pick one, I would say Dark Realms, published by Monolith Graphics. Dark Realms has always had the most interesting articles and features. Unfortunately, I read that they are about to publish their last issue. Ghoul Girls: Next to modeling, I understand that your also a horror hostess, was that something you always wanted to do? RedVamp: It was something that I was interested in for a while, but I fell into it more than planned it. It just seemed to be a perfect fit with my love for classic horror, when I began hosting Classic Tales of Horror for ScreamTV. Ghoul Girls: What is the number one reason why people should watch your show? RedVamp: All the great classic horror….my show is one of the only venues that I know of that covers only classic horror from the 1920’s-1960’s. So, you get to catch the great horror icons such as Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney, Vincent Price, etc. Ghoul Girls: Do you prefer classic horror above the modern gorefest of many horror movies today? RedVamp: Most definitely. I’ve never been a gore girl. I’m all about the storyline, the suspense, the theatrics, and the style. Those things far interest me over gore and violence that is done for the sake of shock. Ghoul Girls: Has the horror genre always been a big part of your life? RedVamp: Growing up, I always loved the old black and white movies with Dracula, Frankenstein, and the like. As a teenager that love just naturally turned into a love of darker things, in general, beyond cinema, such as my tastes in music, fashion, and art. So, it has had a definite role in shaping my personality and style overall. Ghoul Girls: What inspires you to do all of what you do? RedVamp: In modeling, acting, etc., I am inspired by my love of darker styles, individuality, and independence. In my daily life in general, the way I live, what I care about, what I make priorities, etc. is inspired by my husband, children, and family, who are the most important things in my life. Ghoul Girls: If you had to choose between three dates, who would you go with and where would you go: Dracula, Wolfman, or The Creature of the Black Lagoon? RedVamp: Hands down, it would be Dracula. Dracula is my all time favorite ghoul. He has all the other monsters beat on style and mystique. For a date, I would love for Dracula to take me to his hometown of Transylvania and give me a tour of Dracula castle! Ghoul Girls: What is your favorite thing about the Ghoul Girls? RedVamp: I love the way you have incorporated the classic horror monsters on the site. Also, everything is very tastefully done!
You can find more of RedVamp at her website www.RedVamp.com and you can see her Classic Tales of Horror over at Scream TV. Photo and fashion credits go to: Jace Moore, Kyle L, Gothica by Amira, Azrael's Accomplice Designs, Crimson Empress, and After Dark Jewelry.