Lindsay LaVanchy on Her First Lead Role In Slasher Thriller Initiation [Exclusive Interview]

Initiation - Lindsay LaVanchy and Isabella Gomez

Initiation – Lindsay LaVanchy and Isabella Gomez

Many leading actresses started their careers with horror movies. For Lindsay LaVanchy, the slasher film Initiation is an intense edge of your seat thriller that’ll leave you guessing who’s behind the mask.

Here’s the synopsis:

During a university’s pledge week, the carefree partying turns deadly serious when a star athlete is found impaled in his dorm. The murder ignites a spree of sinister social-media messages, sweeping the students and police into a race against time to uncover the truth behind the school’s dark secrets, and the horrifying meaning of a recurring symbol: a single exclamation mark.

The film also stars Jon Huertes (ABC’s Castle), Isabella Gomez (One Day at a Time), Froy Gutierrez (Teen Wolf), Gattlin Griffith (Labor Day), Patrick Walker (The Resident), Bart Johnson (High School Musical franchise), Shireen Lai (Rocky’s Galaxy), Kent Faulcon (For Better or Worse) with Yancy Butler (Witchblade), and Lochlyn Munro (CW’s Riverdale).

John Berardo directed the movie from a script written by him with Brian Frager and Lindsay LaVanchy.

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LRM Online’s Gig Patta spoke with actress Lindsay LaVanchy on her acting and writing experience in the slasher-thriller Initiation. We discussed what it’s like to be in a horror movie like this.

Lindsay LaVanchy grew up in the Missouri area and performed at the St Louis’ regional theater, The Muny Opera, which is the largest outdoor amphitheater in North America. Later, she attended UCLA and graduated with a theater undergraduate degree. Also, she studied abroad in theater with renowned teachers in Berlin and Italy. She filmed the horror social media short film Dembanger, which later became a feature film version of the same name. She continued her film production with The Labyrinth, and The Tyler Zone. Currently, she is in post-production with her female-focused short film Trying and started a comedy pilot involving two female friends moving from Texas to Los Angeles.

Initiation is in theaters, On Demand, and digital starting tomorrow.

Watch the exclusive interview with Lindsay LaVanchy below. Let us know what you think.

Source: LRM Online Exclusive, Saban Films

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Gig Patta

Gig Patta is a journalist and interviewer for LRM and Latino-Review since 2009. He was a writer for other entertainment sites in the past with Collider and IESB.net. He originally came from the world of print journalism with several years as a reporter with the San Diego Business Journal and California Review. He earned his MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management and BA in Economics from UC San Diego. Follow him on Instagram @gigpatta or Facebook @officialgigpatta.

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