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The Scream Queens of Film: Katrina Bowden

August 16, 2012


It’s amazing that something so cute could come out of New Jersey–for example, I’m from New Jersey and I’m ugly as sin.  Born in 1988, when 30 Rock‘s adorable 5’9″ Katrina Bowden isn’t on the set with Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin, she’s making the lives of horror fans better with such features as Nurse 3D (2013), Hold Your Breath (2012), Piranha 3DD (2012), Tucker and Dale vs Evil (2010) and The Shortcut (2009).

Looking cute and outdoorsy-chic in Tucker and Dale vs Evil

In my opinion, she was responsible for the funniest line of Piranha 3DD (2012): “Josh cut off his penis because something came out of my vagina!”  I had to rewind that one IMMEDIATELY to see cute little Katrina Bowden say that line with a straight face again.  If that’s not great acting, then I don’t care what is–in a horror flick anyway.

“Josh cut off his penis because something came out of my vagina!”  –Piranha 3DD, she had the best line of the movie.

Bowden also did a fine job with her more major role in Tucker and Dale vs EvilI’d like to see her get more work.  Not just in horror, but maybe even a mainstream RomCom.  It must be acknowledged that her acting talent is apparently limited by her director.  She failed to rise above the paltry quality of Hold Your Breath (2012) and, as a result, you’d never want to see her in another movie if that was all you had seen of her.

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Nurse 3D offered some real action.  Lots of kissing scenes with Paz Vega, shower scenes, locker room scenes…you name it!

Honestly, Nurse 3D (2013) wasn’t a good place for Bowden to shine.  This film really focused more on the lead character’s mania.  However, Bowden certainly held her own.  Films like this and Hold Your Breath (2012), when compared to Piranha 3DD (2012) and Tucker and Dale vs Evil (2010), really demonstrate that she needs to be in comedic roles to shine until she really “finds herself” in more serious roles.

But regardless of her acting, clearly she is cast for more than her ability to deliver a line.  Voted the “Sexiest Woman Alive” by Esquire magazine in 2011, Bowden is a perfect fit for Scream Queendom.


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