Meet the Cast & Crew: Carmela Wiese (Abigail)

Carmela Wiese
Carmela Wiese

In each post, we will introduce you to the cast and crew of The New World Horror. You may recognize Carmela from Incest Death Squad, and she plays Abigail in our film.

Abigail is a knife-throwing priest and a lesbian, but her background is fairly mysterious after her teen years . Abigail grew up as a stereotypical juvenile delinquent, stealing candy, firecrackers, and later bicycles .  After she was kicked out of several foster homes, she ended up at a Catholic orphanage. At the orphanage, Abigail found God and also her own sexuality after trysts with an older nun.  After she left the orphanage, she seemed to almost disappear for several years, until she resurfaced in Wisconsin recently.

Tell us about your character and how you plan to portray her.

I see my character, Abigail, as a quiet and somewhat reclusive loner.  She is very smart, innovative, and strong.  She is a woman of few words but when she does have something to say, you better listen up.

What is your favorite horror movie and why?

It’s difficult to pick just one horror film as a favorite.  I appreciate the psychological aspect of a good horror flick…something that really fucks with your head and leaves you thinking about it for days afterwards.  For that reason I would choose either The Shining, High Tension, or Fire Walk With Me.

What are you most looking forward to about working on this movie and why?

I am looking forward to just about every aspect of working on this film:  Meeting new cast and crew members, reconnecting with people that I have worked with on other projects, learning from all of the talented actors, watching how the special EFX are done, working with the director, etc.  I love the process of movie making and the pay off of seeing the final result.

How would you survive a zombie apocalypse?

When it comes down to it, I probably wouldn’t survive a zombie apocalypse.  I would most likely be eaten up while trying to help one of my friends or something cliche like that.

About Carmela: Carmela developed a strong interest in film making in 2009 when she took the role of Amber Lynn Wayne in Incest Death Squad, a role that was reprised in 2010 and 2012 for subsequent sequels.  In 2009, Carmela also began making short films, music videos, and a feature length project with local production company Garage Spore under the alias Cellar Door.  You can view Garage Spore’s dozens of videos here.

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