Alexys Becerra is the lead
actor on The Asylum, having worked on the maze for four years since the
days when it was The Freezer.
The observant among you
may recognise Alexys; she starred as Red Haired Betty on WWTP Radio Live
over the summer on Stealth-side with a cast of two other voice actors,
and has done various roles on The Freezer, 3D Freakshow and The Asylum.
Scare acting is just one
of many disciplines that Alexys has. “As you get older, you can’t be
fussy,” she says – she has acted on stage, appeared on television,
has sung professionally and appears in an industrial band, INERTIA.
As well as this, Alexys is
also a freelance hair-stylist and professional makeup artist, in terms
of both glamour and prosthetic, such as the kind you would find on
actors in The Asylum.
Married to the keyboard
player of Killing
Joke, a band who’ve been featured in NME,
Kerrang!, and Rolling Stone, Alexys will be appearing as the lead singer
in the Circus of Horrors band as Mistress Serverina from the 2nd of
Gary is now one of Alexys' colleagues at the Circus of Horrors
But in October, you’re
most likely to find Alexys skulking around The Asylum at Thorpe Park, a
chaotic scare maze with a cast of actors stalking and terrifying nearly
5000 guests every day.
As lead actor, as well as
scaring people witless, Alexys is responsible for the cast of 15-30
zombies and freaks, as well as training them and applying their makeup
with effects such as cuts, gouges and missing eyeballs.
We had the opportunity to
talk to a breathless Alexys, having just come out from a gruelling
six-hour stint inside possibly one of the most anti-social workplaces in
Kingdom: Where does a
syringe-wielding day-glow redhead zombie come from exactly?
Becerra: “I’m a native Californian, but I’m living in London
How many years
have you been doing Fright Nights for?
“I’ve done four seasons, and five events. I’ve done the last
four Fright Nights in The Asylum and before that, The Freezer, while I
came back last summer to do 3D Freakshow which opened briefly before it
How did you get
into Fright Nights exactly?
“I was in the music industry and decided to take a break. I had
just finished presenting my second television show for UKTV and saw an advert in The Stage advertising
for ‘Freaks and Geeks with attitude’ and thought, hey, that sounds
like me, so applied.”