I recently met adult film star Riley Jean at a Halloween costume event in Hollywood. This was an annual Halloween party put on by the adult industry. It was free admission for performers but non-performers, (i.e. civilians, muggles etc.), had to cough up $20 to get in. A small price to pay but a necessary one along with getting frisked for weapons. Once all areas searched, I was let in.
Riley was introduced to me by her publicist Michael Whiteacre who let me know that Riley loved horror movies. That sparked a conversation that had Riley’s enthusiasm amp up to eleven when asked about horror.
It became clear very quickly that Riley Jean goes to extremes when it comes to what horror she enjoys. Our conversation bounced from the insane freakishness of “A Serbian Film” , to how “Martyrs” was a “light movie” (!) to a continued love of “Saw” and “Terrifier” movies.
To explore this topic further, below is my interview with Riley Jean on the extreme horror that drew her in and continues to have a grip on her imagination.
are what really ignited my love for horror. Freddy Krueger has something the other horror icons don’t and that’s humor. There are parts in those movies where you laugh and because of that, as bad as Freddy is, you kind of can’t help but like him.
Riley Jean taking a mirror selfie while saying “Art the Clown” five times.