Axelle Carolyn

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Axelle Carolyn
Born (1979-04-03) 3 April 1979 (age 36)
Brussels, Belgium
Other names Axelle Carolyn Marshall
Occupation Filmmaker
Spouse(s) Neil Marshall (2007–present)

Axelle Carolyn (born 3 April 1979 in Brussels) is a Belgian filmmaker and former actor and journalist.[1]



Amongst many other jobs she worked on her way to directing her first films, Carolyn briefly worked in front of the camera. While visiting the set for Fangoria, Carolyn appeared briefly as partygoer in the 2005 Spanish thriller Beneath Still Waters.[2] She also had two small cameos in Neil Marshall's Doomsday and assisted the makeup effects designer, while writing behind-the-scenes notes for the movie.[3] Carolyn also acted in short films I Love You (written and directed by Tristan Versluis), starring Leslie Simpson and Horrorshow.[4] In 2009 she won roles of various sizes in A Reckoning,[5] Red Light, Psychosis,[6] Feral, Blood + Roses[7] and had a cameo in a deleted scene in The Descent: Part 2.[8] Her most notable appearance was as Pict warrior Aeron in Neil Marshall's Centurion.[9]

Author career[edit]

A horror reporter for various magazines and websites from 2005 to 2008, Carolyn's non-fiction career culminated with the 2008 publication of It Lives Again! Horror Movies in the New Millennium.[10][11] She won for this work the Silver Award in New York City on the Book of the Year Awards.[12] She also had several short stories published in various anthologies, including in Dark Delicacies III, and The Mammoth Book of Body Horror.

Directing career[edit]

In 2011, Carolyn wrote and directed two short films: "The Last Post", which premiered at Fantasia that year and toured festivals around the world; and "Hooked", which premiered on FearNet. The following year, she wrote and directed award-winning short film "The Halloween Kid". In 2013, she completed her first feature, ghost story "Soulmate", which came out in 2014. The opening scene, which depicted a graphic suicide scene, was censored in the UK by the BBFC. The movie premiered in Sitges in 2013, and went on to screen at genre festivals around the world before its release. It was generally well received, though its mix of horror, drama and gothic romance divided opinions. In 2014, she created the anthology movie "Tales of Halloween", which she co-produced with Epic Pictures. She also wrote and directed her own segment Grim Grinning Ghost.[13] Carolyn starred also in the same film Tales of Halloween, in a supporting role, of her Husband's Neil Marshall's segment Bad Seed.[14]

Personal life[edit]

She is married to British filmmaker Neil Marshall since 2007.[15] They live in Los Angeles.


Year Film Credit Notes
2005 Beneath Still Waters Actress
2008 Beyond the Rave Unit publicist
Doomsday Actress, Make-up artist
I Love You Actress
Horrorshow Actress
2009 A Reckoning Actress
Blood + Roses Actress
The Descent Part 2 Actress
Into the Dark: Exploring the Horror Film Herself
Psychosis Actress
Red Light Actress
Brides of Horror Herself
Centurion Actress
Soulmate Director, writer
Upcoming Tales of Halloween Director, Writer, Producer


  1. ^ "Axelle Carolyn Talks Horror, Acting, Writing, and Journalism". 26 August 2009. Retrieved 17 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Interview with Author and Actress Axelle Carolyn". Fatally Yours. 12 February 2010. Retrieved 17 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Exclusive Interview: Axelle Carolyn – Star of Centurion, Straw Man, Ghost of Slaughterford and more". 13 April 2010. Retrieved 17 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Axelle Carolyn – House of Horrors | Horror News Now!!!!". House of Horrors. 13 March 2008. Retrieved 17 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "Cast & Crew listing of A Reckoning". Retrieved 17 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "Axelle Carolyn, interview » Interviews". Cult Reviews. 24 February 2010. Retrieved 17 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "New UK Bloodsucker Flick Blood and Roses". Retrieved 17 January 2012. 
  8. ^ Schiffelbein, Will (25 March 2010). "SXSW 2010 Video Interview: Director Neil Marshall and Actress Axelle Carolyn (Centurion)". Retrieved 17 January 2012. 
  9. ^ "Review: Centurion". 14 August 2010. Retrieved 17 January 2012. 
  10. ^ "It Lives Again! Horror Movies in the New Millennium (Book)". Retrieved 13 January 2013. 
  11. ^ "IT LIVES AGAIN! New Horror Book Announced!". 26 June 2008. Retrieved 17 January 2012. 
  12. ^ "It Lives Again! Wins Silver Award at the Book of the Year Awards". 2 June 2010. Retrieved 17 January 2012. 
  13. ^ ""TALES OF HALLOWEEN" segments, cast and cameos revealed; first photo!". Fangoria. 9 January 2015. Retrieved 9 January 2015. 
  14. ^ "Tales of Halloween Interview Spotlight: Axelle Carolyn". Dread Central. 9 January 2015. Retrieved 9 January 2015. 
  15. ^ "Axelle Carolyn talks about her feature 'The Ghost of Slaughterford'". 18 February 2010. Retrieved 17 January 2012. 

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