Sheri Moon Zombie

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Sheri Moon Zombie
Born Sheri Lyn Skurkis
(1970-09-26) September 26, 1970 (age 44)
Other names Kitty Moon
Occupation Actress, fashion designer
Years active 2003–present
Spouse(s) Rob Zombie (2002–present)
Website
www.sherimoonzombie.com

Sheri Moon Zombie (born Sheri Lyn Skurkis; September 26, 1970) is an American actress and fashion designer. She legally changed her name to Sheri Moon and later Sheri Moon Zombie after she married her longtime boyfriend Rob Zombie. She has been described as a "scream queen".[1]

Personal life[edit]

Moon was raised in Torrington, Connecticut, and graduated from Plainville High School. After graduation she moved to California; however she soon found herself moving between homes in both states to attend school and seek work.[2] On October 31, 2002 she married heavy metal musician and film director Rob Zombie after almost 9 years of dating.

Career[edit]

Moon had aspirations to do cartoon voice-overs, and even took classes,[3] and briefly attended the Connecticut School of Broadcasting to become an MTV VJ,[4] but Moon found herself preoccupied going on tour with Zombie. When Zombie's band White Zombie disbanded, Zombie became a solo artist, taking Moon on as a dancer where she also choreographed routines and created costumes for the tour.

Moon has appeared in eleven of Zombie's solo music videos and an additional four previous to that when he fronted White Zombie. She most famously starred in the Cabinet of Dr. Caligari-themed music video "Living Dead Girl". Moon has graced the cover of the single for "Living Dead Girl" (1998), Zombie's remix album American Made Music to Strip By (1999), and the cover of the single for "Demon Speeding". Aside from Zombie's work, she also appeared in Black Label Society's video for "Stillborn" and Prong's video for "Rude Awakening". In 2003, Moon co-starred in her husband's first feature film, House of 1000 Corpses, as Vera-Ellen "Baby" Firefly, but previous to that, she claims that she had never had aspirations of becoming an actress.[3] As Moon explains her character in that film, "Baby is the angelic-looking bait to get the victims."[3] Moon starred alongside genre actors Sid Haig, Bill Moseley and Karen Black. The film was not received well by many critics, including James Brundage of popular website Filmcritic who claimed that it was "too highbrow to be a good cheap horror movie, too lowbrow to be satire, and too boring to bear the value of the ticket."[5] The film saw some expansion in later weeks and ultimately grossed $16.8 million worldwide, which was successful based on its $7 million production budget. In 2004, she had a brief appearance in the Tobe Hooper film Toolbox Murders starring Angela Bettis, the only film she has been in not directed by Zombie.

Moon reprised her role as Baby Firefly in the 2005 sequel to House of 1000 Corpses, titled The Devil's Rejects. The Devil's Rejects was financially successful, recouping its roughly $7 million budget during its opening weekend, going on to earn over $16 million[6] and better received by critics than its predecessor. Critic Roger Ebert gave the film three out of a possible four stars. Ebert wrote, "If you are a hardened horror movie fan capable of appreciating skill and wit in the service of the deliberately disgusting, 'The Devil's Rejects' may exercise a certain strange charm."[7] Moon was awarded Spike TV's Scream Awards award for "Most Vile Villain" alongside co-stars Haig, Moseley and Leslie Easterbrook for their portrayal of the Firefly family. Following that, she was awarded a Fuse/Fangoria Chainsaw Award for best duo with her co-star Moseley.

Moon designed a clothing line, Total Skull,[8] which debuted at the end of May 2006. She explains, "The phrase 'total skull' to me means awesome, rad, the best of the best."[4]

In 2007, Moon starred in a short faux trailer segment for the film Grindhouse. She appeared in the segment directed by Zombie titled Werewolf Women of the SS as Eva Krupp. She also appeared in her husband's remake of the 1978 classic Halloween, portraying Deborah Myers, the mother of Michael Myers and Laurie Strode. It currently stands as the highest grossing overall film in the Halloween franchise.[9] Moon reprised her character in the sequel Halloween II, which was released on August 28, 2009. Moon provides the voice for the character of Suzi-X in the animated film The Haunted World of El Superbeasto, written and produced by her husband Zombie. In 2010, she guest-starred on the series CSI: Miami in the episode "L.A.", which was directed by her husband.[10]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2003 House of 1000 Corpses Baby Firefly as Sheri Moon
2004 Toolbox Murders Daisy Rain as Sheri Moon
2005 The Devil's Rejects Baby Firefly
2007 Grindhouse: Werewolf Women of the SS Eva Krupp
Halloween Deborah Myers
2009 Halloween II
The Haunted World of El Superbeasto Suzi-X Voice
2012 The Lords of Salem Heidi Hawthorne
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2008 Californication Nurse Episode: Slip of the Tongue
2009 CSI: Miami Olivia Burch Episode: L.A

References[edit]

  1. ^ Arnold, Thomas K. (2007-04-27). "Three Screams for these stars". USA Today. Retrieved 2007-08-27. 
  2. ^ "Sheri Not So Scary". Girls and Corpses Magazine. Retrieved 2007-08-27. 
  3. ^ a b c "Zombie's Girl". Fangoria.com. Archived from the original on 2007-07-12. Retrieved 2007-08-26. 
  4. ^ a b "Interview with Sheri Moon Zombie". sherimoonboards.com. Retrieved 2007-08-26. 
  5. ^ "House of 1000 Corpses". Filmthreat.com. Retrieved 2007-08-26. 
  6. ^ "The Devil's Rejects". International Movie Database. Retrieved 2007-08-26. 
  7. ^ "The Devil's Rejects". rogerebert.com. Retrieved 2007-08-26. 
  8. ^ Total Skull
  9. ^ "Box Office History for Halloween Movies". the-numbers.com. Retrieved 2007-09-05. 
  10. ^ Rob Zombie talks about directing 'darker, spookier, scarier' episode of CBS' 'CSI: Miami'

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