Denise Gossett, Actress-Shriekfest Film Festival Founder-Episode #217

Sep 13, 2022 | 6 comments

Denise Gossett has been an actress in television and feature films for over 20 years.

Denise can be seen in the feature films “I Saw the Light,” starring Tom Hiddleston, “Get the Gringo,” starring Mel Gibson, and the Morris Chestnut feature, “When the Bough Breaks.” Most recently, Denise worked on the romance feature, “Gabriel’s Rapture,” the thriller, “9 Windows,” and a Hallmark movie, “Baked with a Kiss.”

In addition to her acting career, in 2001, Denise founded the extremely popular Shriekfest Film Festival in Los Angeles.  Shriekfest is now in its 22nd year. For the record, a movie that Steve directed and co-produced, “Lucky,” won the awards for Best Feature and Fan Favorite at the 2003 edition of Shriekfest.



Executive Producer: Steve Cuden, Producer: Casey Georgi, Announcer: Javier Grajeda
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  1. Denise Gossett

    thank you again Steve for including me! I had a blast chatting and you are a wonderful host!

    • Steve Cuden

      The pleasure was all mine, Denise! Thanks for being on with me!


  2. Joyce

    So very Talented, so very beautiful, so proud of her. Good luck in the future and God bless you and your family

    • Steve Cuden

      Agreed, Joyce. Thanks for listening!


  3. Lorie Saad

    This was incredible!! I didn’t realize Denise was the Shriekfest Film Festival Founder. I think about how we age, how our mind starts to slow down or take another direction. I like the comment on memorizing material or something from a book. I did some theater when I was in high school and college, but didn’t pursue it professionally. But it makes sense to “get moving” making reading easier to memorize and reading out loud can also help the mind to remember things.
    Denise and I follow each other on Instagram and I love her in the cameo appearance in Gabriel’s Rapture, part 3; appearing to Gabriel in a dream. I still tear up every time I watch this part because I can relate to a loved one visiting you once they have left this earth.
    I researched a little on Denise only to find out she may have lived in Wausau WI for a time. I am originally from Wisconsin and lived in Wausau as a child. It’s still a beautiful city.
    In addition, writing has been a passion of mine for more than 20 years. It started with life-changing events I was going through at that time and I have continued to write different things everyday, such as poetry, spiritual, maybe a conversation I had with a friend…etc.
    Thank you for a wonderful conversation with an incredible actress. I look forward to many more with her.

    • Steve Cuden

      Thanks for listening, Lori.

      I agree, Denise’s episode is great!




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