Caroline Williams (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre II, Hatchet III, Contracted) has been biding her time as of late, waiting for the right starring role to come along to remind us what a punk rock powerhouse she can still be onscreen. In Ten Minutes To Midnight, Williams returns to the DJ booth for the first time since her iconic role as Stretch in Tobe Hooper’s manic followup to The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.
Fans will love her turn as a foul-mouthed late night disc jockey dealing with some trippy side effects from a mysterious bat bite on her last night on the job. As the night unfolds, Williams starts to vamp out in many unexpected ways but she truly shines when she’s on the mic chastising her listeners as she grows more and more unhinged.
Originally, Barbara Crampton (Re-Animator, Sacrifice) was considering the role but passed the script along to Williams who wound up being the perfect choice. We talk about their lasting friendship and how important the horror community is to the Texas-born actress in the video interview below.
First up, check out Williams’ answer about missing horror conventions and how traveling sucks, not getting any offers to play another DJ until now, and what it was like to film inside an actual radio station in the middle of the night during the graveyard shift.
To get a better idea of what’s in store for you, be sure to watch this exclusive clip from the film featuring the late great Nick Tucci (You’re Next) in one of his final roles.
Synopsis: A character-driven night terror, Ten Minutes To Midnight begins when veteran punk rock disc jockey Amy Marlowe (Williams) is bitten by a rabid bat on the eve of her final graveyard shift broadcast. When a raging storm traps Amy, her mysterious replacement (Nicole Kang, Batwoman), and the uneasy staff inside their small-town radio station, reality begins to fracture as they move further and further into the graveyard shift.
Ten Minutes To Midnight is available on VOD & all digital platforms on January 19.