Saturday, May 19, 2012

Saturday Scream Queen: Jessica Morris

Jessica Morris' first professional acting job came at the age of 16... in a Japanese commercial for crackers. After a few bit parts on television and in film, she landed a major recurring role on the soap opera "One Life to Live" in 2001.

Jessica remained on the series until 2005, at which point she moved to California and became a regular face in the quirky low-budget horror films from Charles Band's revitalized Full Moon production companym usually appearing in the films he directs instead of just produces. She has so far appeared in "The Haunted Casino" (2007), "Decadent Evil II" (2008), "Dangerous Worry Dolls" (2008), and the just-released "The Dead Want Women" (2012).

She has also starred in other low-budget horror flicks along the way, including "Venom" and "The Fading of the Cries" (both in 2011), "Demons" (2007), and "Bloody Murder" (2000), a film she claims to have hated making.


  1. I've seen her work with Mr. Band, and she's a positive addition to those movies. Cute, and a decent actress. Nice choice indeed!

  2. Wow! I had no idea she'd been in all those horror movies since leaving OLTL.

  3. Craig: I'm hoping to post a review of Band's latest film featuring her--"The Dead Want Women"--later today. It's been done for about a week, but I let it sit while I contemplated whether my reaction to the film was a legitimate one, or driven by too high expectations because I was anticipating it.

    Eliza: And until I covered her in this series, I had no idea she'd basically gotten her start on a soap opera. One of the fun things for me in writing thse little bios are the things I sometimes learn... and I like to think that's one of the things that appeals to readers, too. (Although the nature of the Google and Bing hits the series brings tells me there's another appeal.... :) )