I'm guessing that if you're reading this interview, you already know who the great Lin Shaye is, but in case you've recently experienced a small dose of head trauma, Shaye is the character actress perhaps best recognized for her crude comedy roles in Kingpin, There's Something About Mary and Dumb & Dumber, but she's also been popping up in our genre for decades. Her flirtation with horror started with A Nightmare on Elm Street, but since then she's popped up in everything from Critters to The Running Man to Killer Pad, Snakes on a Plane and a whole lot more.

She can most recently be seen in Tim Sullivan's 2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams, out now on DVD and Blu-ray from First Look Studios.

Horror Squad: Before we move onto 2001 Maniacs, I'd love to share my love for a movie you did a number of years ago, Dead End. Not only is it one of my favorite roles of yours, but it's one of my favorite under-seen horror gems.

Lin Shaye: Do you know that's truly been one of my favorite things I've ever done? It has an amazing fan base and I don't even know how that happened. Lionsgate bought the film and we were hoping they would do some kind of midnight release because people loved it, but over the years it's been on Pay-Per View and various other venues and people have been eventually discovering it.
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