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The Scream Queens of Film [index]

July 29, 2012

There are so many lists out there featuring so-and-so’s favorite horror hotties and scream queens.  Most of these are meant to be little more than exploitative.  While yes, modern horror was born and, until the last decade with the advent of free pornography, thrived on the needs of teenagers to learn about female anatomy.  Even as budgets increase, CGI becomes inexpensive and respectable remakes abound, there is still a strong market for B-horror rich with gratuitous nudity and shock gore littered with gallons of bright red blood and rubber prosthetics.

I have begun my own page of scream queen appreciation.  Unlike when I was twelve, it’s not for the raunchiness any more.  But rather to celebrate seeing familiar faces in horror over the years.  I mean, come on.  No one ever said “Man, I wish they replaced Bruce Campbell with someone else for Evil Dead 2.”  In fact, despite his age, folks like me would still like to see this Scream King as Ashe all over again in the upcoming Evil Dead remake.

We’re creatures of habit that breed a love of familiarity, even if lightly veiled by the desire to be shocked from time to time.  So, again, let’s celebrate these women of horror; some iconic, some finding their feet in film.

A few not-quite-horrors (aka slashers) and sci-fis have snuck their way into my entries.  But, for the most part, this is only meant to feature the recurring female faces of horror and those I hope to see again.

SCREAM QUEENS

[presented in alphabetical order by last name]

Brooke Adams of Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) and The Unborn (1991)

Diora Baird of Night of the Demons (2010) and 30 Days of Night: Dark Days (2010)

Kate Beckinsale of Underworld: Awakening (2011) and Total Recall (2012)

Jessica Biel of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003), Blade: Trinity (2004) and The Tall Man (2012)

Katrina Bowden of Piranha 3DD (2012) and Tucker and Dale vs Evil (2010)

Jordana Brewster of The Faculty (1998) and then The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006)

Kelly Brook of Piranha 3D (2010)

Alexandra Daddario of Texas Chainsaw 3-D (2013)

Leticia Dolera of REC 3: Genesis (2012)

Shannon Elizabeth of  Night of the Demons (2009) and Cursed (2005).

Briana Evigan of The Devil’s Carnival (2012), Mine Games (2012), Mother’s Day (2010) and Sorority Row (2009)

Ashley Greene of the Twilight Saga and The Apparition (2012) [9/5/2012]

Julianna Guill of Mine Games (2012), The Apparition (2012), Altitude (2010) and Friday the 13th (2009)

Amber Heard of Machete Kills (2013) and The Ward (2010)

Milla Jovovich of Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)

Erica Leerhsen of The Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 (2000) and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)

Danielle Panabaker of Piranha 3DD (2012) and The Ward (2010)

Tania Raymonde of Texas Chainsaw 3-D (2013)

Jenny Spain of Deadgirl (2008)

Sharni Vinson of Bait (2012) and You’re Next (2013)

Mary Elizabeth Winstead of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012), The Thing (2011), Black Christmas (2006) and 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

SCREAM QUEEN ENSEMBLES

The Texas Chainsaw Scream Queens, Part 1: The Girls of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)

The Texas Chainsaw Scream Queens, Part 2: The Girls of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006)

The Texas Chainsaw Scream Queens, Part 3: The Girls of Texas Chainsaw 3-D (2013)

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25 Comments leave one →
  1. July 31, 2012 12:48 am

    Reblogged this on Sometimes dead is better.

    • johnleavengood permalink
      August 14, 2012 4:48 pm

      I hope that it is well received as the list grows.

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