The Reel Review

June 10, 2020

"[The Dark Red]'s secret sauce - April Billingsley (The Outsider), who is nothing short of amazing as the troubled young woman..."

The Dark Red is another Standout Effort from Director, Dan Bush

April 28, 2020

"April Billingsley (The Walking Dead) absolutely slays as lead character Sybil. Billingsley serves up a layered and dynamic performance that endears the audience to her almost instantly. She brings Sybil to life with a sense of fragility that suggests..."

Movie Boozer Review for The Dark Red

March 16, 2020

"April Billingsley is The Dark Red’s not-so-secret weapon, giving an absolutely transfixing performance as (Sybil) a traumatized, unstable grieving mother." "There’s a real catharsis to how Sybil wields her physical, psychological, and psychic power."

Pocast #318 of Slackjaw Punks

March 17, 2020

In this episode writer/director Dan Bush (The Signal, The Vault) and actress April Billingsley call into the podcast. These two are chatting it up about their new flick The Dark Red, which is available right now on VOD.

Happy Wax TV Reviews The Dark Red

March 07, 2020

"The acting is phenomenal..." "There's a lot of twists and turns and it will keep you on your toes throughout the entirety of the movie..." "I'm recommending it..."

Aced Magazine interviews April Billingsley on the thriller 'The Dark Red'

March 07, 2020

"In this one-on-one interview, April reveals her passion for acting and the challenges she faced in bringing the complex character of Sybil to life." 

Killer Horror Critic EXCLUSIVE

March 06, 2020

The Walking Dead's April Billingsley meets a sinister family in EXCLUSIVE clip for "The Dark Red"!


March 06, 2020

"Billingsley, an alum of THE WALKING DEAD currently seen in THE OUTSIDER, is flat-out fantastic in THE DARK RED, showing incredible range, breaking your heart even as she gets your fist pumping in the air."

Dark Sky Films

March 06, 2020

THE DARK RED, starring APRIL BILLINGSLEY is available on Apple TV, Amazon Prime, Vudu, Google Play, Xbox Entertainment, Play Station, Vimeo, Direct TV NOW!

Movie Crush Podcast: Film Release Special

March 06, 2020

"This week regular guest Dan Bush joins his lead actor April Billingsley to discuss the perils of making their independent horror mystery, The Dark Red. You'll also hear a great conversation about the nuts and bolts of acting and directing."

Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews

March 04, 2020

"What it has going for it is Billingsley’s dazzling horror pic star performance." 

Cryptic Rock The Dark Red Review

March 03, 2020

"Billingsley’s Sybil is a highly sympathetic character. In fact, it will be hard for any audience members to disbelieve the passionate woman, as Billingsley delivers the role with the utmost of subtle finesse." 

The LA Times

March 01, 2020

Movies Opening in LA this week, 'The Banker', 'The First Cow', 'The Dark Red' and more...

Sonic Cinema on The Dark Red

February 28, 2020

"“The Dark Red” has a story of trauma, psychological danger and thrills that keeps us on edge every step of the way."

The Darkwood Manor Guest Appearance

October 17, 2019

Special guest April Billingsley offering selfies and signed autographs at Darkwood Manor this weekend!

Diabolique Magazine Arrow Video FrightFest Review

September 02, 2019

"Protective Mothers and Outstanding Performances Drive Horror Chiller ‘The Dark Red’ and Crime Thriller ‘A Good Woman Is Hard to Find'"

Entertainment Focus Interview with Pip Ellwood

August 29, 2019

The Dark Red topped our list of Arrow Video FrightFest favourite films and I still can’t stop telling everyone I meet about it...

Arrow Video FrightFest 2019: Our Top 30 films of the festival

August 28, 2019

Entertainment Focus' #1 film of the fest, The Dark Red!

The most gripping film shown at this year’s festival features a breakout performance by April Billingsley who plays central character Sybil..."

Horror DNA

August 28, 2019

"The Dark Red proves to be a well-made lo-fi drama/thriller with an intriguingly twisty plot and a convincing central performance from April Billingsley."

The Hollywood News The Dark Red Review

August 24, 2019

"Billingsley’s entire performance is noteworthy. Typically an actor would only have to play hysterically erratic and emotional, or kick-ass warrior, but she has to convey both within the same character, in the one film." "The Dark Red may just have birthed the next screen Sarah Connor..."

April Billingsley on the red carpet at Arrow Video FrightFest 2019

August 25, 2019

Oh, don't mind us, just popping some pills on the red carpet for The Dark Red at Arrow Video's FrightFest 2019!

Entertainment Focus The Dark Red Review

August 24, 2019

"It’s strength is that it is genuinely addictive and with a star-making turn from Billingsley, the film is elevated..."

Vodzilla's Fright Fest VOD Review

August 24, 2019

"The Dark Red is about blood, both literally and metaphorically: the kind that stops flowing with pregnancy; the kind that pours from wounds; the kind that transmits the legacy of mental illness (or of miraculous genetic mutations)..."

Shadows on the Wall Review

August 17, 2019

"Billingsley is terrific in a demanding role that includes a lot of gritty interaction as well as full-on physicality."

First Trailer for Cult Film 'The Dark Red' From 'The Signal' Co-Director

August 12, 2019

Signature Entertainment in the UK has unveiled the first official trailer for a cult thriller, psychological horror film titled The Dark Red, the latest from genre filmmaker Dan Bush...

Arrow Video FrightFest 2019 exclusive: watch the trailer for The Dark Red

August 12, 2019

“A tour-de-force piece of genre cinema that deserves to become much more than just a cult classic”

5 stars


Arrow Video FrightFest 2019 Announces More Guests & Special Events

July 18, 2019

As previously revealed, genre icon Dario Argento and The Soska Sisters will be attending and other returning alumni include... Dan Bush with THE DARK RED, accompanied by lead actress April Billingsley

"The Dark Red" in The Austin Chronicle

October 27, 2018

"That Sybil (April Billingsley) had a long history of trauma before she lost her baby makes it very unlikely that her shrink will believe her when she says that she didn't miscarry..."

The Austin Film Festival

October 10, 2018

 "With questionable sanity being the status quo, The Dark Red manages to escalate the narrative through all levels of crazy and intense as they make their way through a genre gamut."

Deadline Annouces World Premiere

September 12, 2018

Deadline announces the world premiere of "The Dark Red" at the 25th Austin Film Festival

Starring: April Billingsley, Kelsey Scott, Rhoda Griffis
A young woman is committed to a psychiatric hospital and claims her newborn was stolen by a dark cult.

April Wins another BEST ACTRESS Award

December 08, 2017

At the American Filmatic Arts Awards April Billingsley wins her second Best Actress award for her title role in 

"The 12 Lives of Sissy Carlyle".

April Wins BEST ACTRESS Award

April 29, 2017

April won this year's best actress award at the MIlledgeville Film Festival for her outstanding work as Sissy Caryle, the title character in the indie Feature, The 12 Lives of Sissy Carlyle...

April Billingsley nominated for Best Actress Award

October 02, 2017

The Golden Film Awards had nominated April Billingsley for their Best Actress Award for her role in "The 12 Lives of Sissy Carlyle"

The Atlanta Journal Constitution Spotlights Fran Burst and The 12 Lives of Sissy Carlyle

March 21, 2017

“I realized if I didn’t make a feature now, I would never do it,” Burst-Terranella says of her new Georgia-made film, “The 12 Lives of Sissy Carlyle,” which will have its world premiere on March 27 at the historic Plaza Theatre. “I’d done literally more than 700 projects, but I’d never done a feature.”

Northside Neighbor Highlights The 12 Lives of Sissy Carlyle

March 15, 2017

Don’t be surprised if you see your favorite local bar or college in “The 12 Lives of Sissy Carlyle,” a comedy/drama starring April Billingsley making its world premiere later this month at the Atlanta Film Festival.

Fandom The Walking Dead Interviews Wiki with April Billingsley

February 16, 2017

April Billingsley played Theresa on The Walking Dead. Check out the interview about her character and shooting experience here.

Dekalb Neighbor shines a spotlight on actors April Billingsley and Jason Burkey, founders of Act for a Change

January 09, 2017

Atlanta actors use storytelling to make a difference.

Atlanta Film Chat brings in well known Atlanta actors for its first roundtable

November 01, 2015

Introducing a brand new series in the Atlanta Film Chat family! Guests April Billingsley, Keith Brooks, & Sherrie Peterson along with guest host Pamela Deritis from Call Time Atlanta discuss what it takes to be an actor in Atlanta and why they feel the trade is so important.

A Television First? One Actress Played Characters Who Died Ten Minutes Apart On Two Different Shows

November 11, 2014

You may not be too familiar with an actress named April Billingley, but the website Pyro and Ballyhoo has identified her as an actress who may have pulled off...


March 12, 2014

Tell us about your very first acting gig

My first gig was in a traveling children’s theater group called Encore Encore.  I don’t think it is still around, but we used to perform at children’s hospitals and amusement parks and such.


May 02, 2014

April Billingsley arrives with her mother at the Last Vegas premiere. Getty Images

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