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

February 2, 2013


Not Safe For Work:
Folks, let’s be real.  No article called “Scream Queens” should be considered suitable for workplace viewing.  While not all such articles include provocative images of our Scream Queen starlets, you just may encounter images of these women in lingerie, bathing suits, or even covered in gore; generally imagery that you don’t want your boss to see on your screen when looking over your shoulder.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise reboot has been quite successful in providing horror fans with high quality Tank Top Horror gorefests.  In this first installment of The Texas Chainsaw Scream Queens I present Erica Leerhsen and Jessica Biel…

Here’s the cast.  They never know what they’re in for.

Erica Leerhsen (born in 1976 in New York, New York; 5’9″) was the red-headed witch (not the “Blair Witch” but a witch interested in the Blair Witch) in The Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 (2000), a role in which she stripped down to nothing and pranced around likely winning her the #96 spot in 2001’s Maxim Hot 100.  I really loved this movie and everybody in it; it was quite underrated! She id a solid job as an earthy good witch and (along with all of the other actors) made the movie great in my eyes. I think it just got slammed because it was a sequel to the found footage hit AND it wasn’t found footage itself.  Instead it was a metamovie–and it was cool.

I never knew witches could be cute.

She then moved on to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003), she did a lot of her own stunts in Wrong Turn 2: Dead End (2007), Living Hell aka Organism (2008), The Butterfly Room (2012), and Phobia (2012).

Erica in Wrong Turn 2.

She hasn’t had the same success in non-horror movies, having been in titles we’d recognize (e.g., Anything Else or Mozart and the Whale).  Likewise she has appeared in many popular TV shows in minor roles often for only one episode.  But this college trained actress (Boston University, BFA Acting) has clearly found her place in horror and, nudity and sweaty tank tops aside, I feel she has earned a valued place in the genre.

Jessica Biel (born in 1982 in Minnesota; 5’8″):  After doing Summer Catch (2001) and The Rules of Attraction (2002), The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) was by far Biel’s most major role and her most major movie.  Not that she wasn’t already very popular from TV’s 7th Heaven (1996-2006).

Clearly the wardrobe people really struggled to find something sexy for Biel. The cameraman doing his job.  This same type of shot can be enjoyed in Texas Chainsaw 3D with Tania Raymonde’s butt-cam.

The next year we found her attractively bulked up in the action-horror Blade: Trinity (2004), after which she managed to avoid horror altogether with major roles in major movies until the dreadful misstep of The Tall Man (2012)–a movie which I would not wish upon my worst enemy…not that Biel did a bad job.  She also had a minor role in Hitchcock (2012).  But that was obviously not a horror movie, but a movie about a thriller aficionado.

Blade: Trinity

It seems that a lot of guys like this woman.  She was voted in at #82 in FHM’s “100 Sexiest Women in the World” of 2001 poll, then #30 in 2002, #21 in 2005, #16 in 2006, #31 in 2010 (UK edition), and #78 in 2011; Ranked #98 on VH1’s 100 Hottest Hotties; Ranked #99 in Stuff magazine’s “102 Sexiest Women In The World” 2002; “Sexiest Woman Alive” by Esquire magazine in 2005; #18 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2005 list, #5 in 2007, #3 in 2008, and #32 in 2010; and she was named Empire Magazine’s #16 in the list of 100 Sexiest Stars 2007.

Looking great in I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry.

Justin Timberlake, the lucky guy who married her, must have agreed with at least some of those magazines.  😉

CLICK HERE TO SEE  Part 2: The Girls of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006)

CLICK HERE TO SEE  Part 3: The Girls of Texas Chainsaw 3-D (2013)

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