Exclusive video: Actress Kassie DePaiva talks “WE ARE WHAT WE ARE”—and “EVIL DEAD II”!


In WE ARE WHAT WE ARE, Kassie DePaiva plays the small but crucial role of Emma, mother of the rural cannibal clan. As Kassie Wesley, she was Bobby Joe in Sam Raimi’s classic EVIL DEAD II. Yours truly spoke to the actress about both movies for this exclusive video interview.

Outside of her 26-years-apart turns in these two topnotch horror films, DePaiva may be best known to soap-opera fans for her long-running role on ONE LIFE TO LIVE—over 800 episodes (!), which have occasionally had genre-centric titles like “Aliens vs. Predators,” “The Blair Snitch Project” and “Vlad the Impaler.” In director/co-writer Jim Mickle’s WE ARE WHAT WE ARE (beginning its platform release in New York and Los Angeles today from Entertainment One), it is Emma who serves as caregiver and food “provider” for her husband Frank (Bill Sage), teenage daughters Rose (Julia Garner) and Iris (Ambyr Childers) and young son Rory (Jack Gore)—until a tragedy sets the brood on a collision course with the community around them… See our exclusive video chat with Mickle and co-writer/co-star Nick Damici here, WE ARE WHAT WE ARE’s official website here and our review here.

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Michael Gingold has been a member of the FANGORIA team for the past three decades. After starting as a writer for the magazine in 1988, he came aboard as associate editor in 1990 and two years later moved up to managing editor. He now serves as editor-in-chief of the magazine while continuing to contribute numerous articles and reviews, as well as a contributing editor/writer for this website.
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