Actress Kristi Ray Vies for Title of “Indie Scream Queen”

Indie Actress Kristi Ray

Indie actress, Gruesome Magazine contributor, and fan-favorite Kristi Ray is now a Top 10 Finalist in the 2017 Indie Scream Queen Contest being put on by the 3rd Annual Northern Frights Festival in Northern Ontario. She should be no stranger to Gruesome Magazine readers. On episode 92 of Horror News Radio,  the Grue-Crew take a look at  Pieces of Talent (2014), which stars Kristi Ray in the lead role of Charlotte. The Spring 2017 issue of Gruesome Magazine features an in-depth article on the actress and some of her more recent work, including the horror short  White Drift.  

Take a look at Kristi Ray’s horror reel to get a feel for her work:

Kristi Ray is recognized as an advocate of Women  in  Horror both in front of and behind the camera, being featured in several  publications over the last few years including a spread in the Spring 2017 edition of Gruesome Magazine.   Aside from her passion as a film actress, she is also a co-writer and co-producer for an all-female production company that is putting out brave genre pieces with gritty characters to resonate with global audiences.

Kristi Ray - fear

She received a full scholarship to train in Method Acting at Lee Strasberg in New York City and since, her grounded performances can be seen in everything from Slow Burn Indie Werewolf Movies (WhiteDrift) to Psychological Thrillers (Yes, Dear) to Psychedelic Creature Features (BeyondtheLiving).

Kristi Ray


She is currently filming a character driven Vampire Movie called Epiphany Road and is co-writing, co-producing and co-starring in The Waka – a Honey Head Films horror feature set in 1972 about a young woman grappling with her sanity in the Appalachian Wilderness.

Voting for the Scream Queen Contest ends Monday, September 4th at Midnight. There are no restrictions on voting, so “Vote Early,  Vote Often!”


Paul Cardullo
Paul Cardullo is a North Carolina indy filmmaker and horror fan. His tastes range from art-house horror to low-budget schlock to indie gems to Slovenia killer hillbilly flicks. When not watching films, he helps make them. From actor to boom operator to doughnut wrangler, he makes himself useful wherever he can. Paul believes it is sometimes necessary to suffer for one’s art. He has endured being covered in [censored], having [censored] thrown at him, and spending over a year with muttonchops and a 70’s-style mustache. When not being abused for the sake of his craft, Paul works on computers and watches as many obscure (and not so obscure) movies as he can fit in.