All posts tagged Iced

Debra De Liso in Iced

Published May 4, 2017 by biggayhorrorfan

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The divine Debra De Liso, one of L.A.’s longstanding and most respected theater artists, will be forever remembered for her refrigerated death reveal in 1982’s beloved The Slumber Party Massacre. But six years later, De Liso turned the tables on that victimhood status in another horror feature that also offered up plenty of frozen delights. In 1988’s Iced, scripted by her TSPM co-star Joseph Alan Johnson, De Liso  portrays Trina, the film’s determined final girl. Iced 9

Here, at a ski lodge setting, De Liso’s Trina battles off a serial killer who uses everything from knives and ski poles to bear traps and gigantic icicles to do away with his targets. Showing off her dancing training to marvelous effect, De Liso skids through snow drifts, up wooden cabin steps and onto balconies as she fights for her life. It turns out someone isn’t too happy with this heroine’s romantic choices and is determined to make her pay.

But, providing Trina with a natural goodness and humanity, De Liso does survive to the end this time…and she also gets to work some awesome winter fashions into the mix, as well.

Iced, meanwhile, offers up solid performances from Lisa Loring, best known for her work in the original The Addams Family, and handsome soap opera stalwart Douglas Stevenson (1955-2011), who also appeared in the opening segment of Joseph Zito’s The Prowler. That it focuses on conflicted adults as opposed to party happy teens gives Iced an extra edge, as well. Its one that De Liso makes full use of and it would have definitely been delightful to have seen her in more projects like this.

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Until that happy, frozen tundra presents itself… SWEET love and pink GRUE, Big Gay Horror Fan!

Debra De Liso’s Beautiful, Terrifying, Love

Published August 22, 2015 by biggayhorrorfan

Behind the scenes, it may take a village to put on a show. But, sometimes, on the stage itself, all you need is one special presence.

Such is the case with the brilliant Debra De Liso. Best known as Kimberly Clark in the cult horror classic The Slumber Party Massacre, De Liso is a West Coast theatrical mainstay, with teaching, directing and acting credits galore. Now, after years of helping amazing talent travel with their own solo adventures across the boards, she has developed her own memoir piece, Beautiful, Terrifying, Love.

Recently, De Liso took this intimate production, which has been called “a tantalizing Twilight Zone marathon of a life, told by a poetic dynamo” to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. There, it was referred to as “involving” by WOW 24/7 and the press, also, delighted in the fact that references to her horror film past were made during the evening.debra 2

But, while shaded by veins of humor, the show, tenderly, focuses on De Liso’s relationship with her beloved and very talented bi-polar daughter. These photos from the production, taken by De Liso’s sister, obviously show her heartfelt connectedness to the material, making it seem like a sure fire journey that lovers of, both, the arts and the humanities will definitely want to be taken on.

More information on Beautiful, Terrifying, Love and De Liso, who has also appeared in such horror and cult films as Iced and Dr. Caligari, can be gathered at

Until the next time – SWEET love and pink GRUE, Big Gay Horror Fan!