Scare creds: Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988), Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989), Urban Legend (1998), Poor White Trash (2000), Halloween: 25 Years of Terror (2006), Halloween (2007), Left for Dead (2007), Burying the Ex (2008) short film, Prank (2008), Halloween II (2009), Blood Night (2009), The Black Waters of Echo’s Pond (2009), Fear Clinic (2009-TV Series): 5 episodes, Godkiller (2010), Stake Land (2010), Hatchet 2 (2010), Night of the Living Dead: Origins (2011)
Adrienne Jo Barbeau (born June 11, 1945) is an American actress, as well as the author of two books. Barbeau came to prominence in the 1970s as Broadway’s original Rizzo in the musical Grease, and in several early 1980s horror and science fiction films. A sex symbol during that era, her more notable film work includes The Fog, Creepshow, Swamp Thing and Escape from New York. During the 1990s, Barbeau became known for providing the voice of Catwoman on Batman: The Animated Series and subsequent Batman cartoon series. More recently, she has appeared in the HBO series Carnivàle.
I so loved her in Escape from New York, damn…
Scare creds: Someone’s Watching Me! (1978), The Darker Side of Terror (1979), The Fog (1980), Escape from New York (1981), Swamp Thing (1982), Creepshow (1982), The Thing (1982), The Twilight Zone (1985-TV Series): "Teacher’s Aide" episode, Bridge Across Time (1985), Open House (1987), Monsters (1989-TV Series): "All in a Day’s Work" episode, Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death (1989), Two Evil Eyes (1990), The Horror Hall of Fame II (1991-TV), Batman: The Animated Series (1992/1994/1995-TV Series): 8 episodes, Demolition Man (1993), Babylon 5 (1994-TV Series): "Spider in the Web" episode, Burial of the Rats (1995), The New Batman Adventures (1997/1998-TV Series) 2 episodes, Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island (1998), Star Trek:Deep Space Nine(1999-TV):"Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges" ep, The Convent (2000), Batman Beyond (2000-TV Series): "Out of the Past" episode, The Chronicle 2002-TV Series): "Tears of a Clone" episode, Carnivàle (2003/2005-TV Series), Ring of Darkness (2004), Unholy (2007), War Wolves (2009), Dexter (2009-TV Series): "Living the Dream" episode, Alice Jacobs Is Dead (2009) short film
I just say, look at those lovely… cars… yes cars, that’s it…
Erin Brown (born October 16, 1979 in Illinois, USA) is an actress, model, and film director. Her "trademark" appearance is her pronounced "naturalness" or lack of affectation, both in acting style and appearance. Soft porn favourite of mine and she has done quite a lot of ‘em…
Scare creds: Going Under (1998), Dead Students Society (1998), Infamous Bondage Murders (1998), Titanic 2000 (1999), Vampire Strangler (1999), Duck! The Carbine High Massacre (1999), Cannibal Doctor (1999), I, Asphyxia: The Electric Cord Strangler III (2000), Dinner for Two (2000), International Necktie Strangler (2000), Shoot the Girls (2001), Witchbabe: The Erotic Witch Project 3 (2001), My Vampire Lover (2002), Mummy Raider (2002), An Erotic Vampire in Paris (2002), Lust in the Mummy’s Tomb (2002) short film, Silk Stocking Strangler (2002), Satan’s School for Lust (2002) , Flesh for Olivia (2002), Sour Milk (2003) short film, Dr. Jekyll & Mistress Hyde (2003), Vampire Vixens (2003), Screaming Dead (2003), Spiderbabe (2003), The Lord of the G-Strings: The Femaleship of the String (2003), Sin Sisters (2003), Silver Mummy (2004), Voodoun Blues (2004) short film – also directed by her, Lust for Dracula (2004), Bite Me! (2004), Sexy Adventures of Van Helsing (2004), Shock-O-Rama (2005), Bikini Girls on Dinosaur Planet (2005), Shadow: Dead Riot (2006), Masters of Horror (2006-TV series): "Sick Girl" episode, An Erotic Werewolf in London (2006), The Lost (2006), Sinful (2006), In the Wall (2007), Skin Crawl (2007), The Rage (2007), Johnny Gruesome (2007) short film, Splatter Beach (2007), I Was a Teenage Strangler (2008), Dying God (2008), Sculpture
If you are blogging around you probably seen her in quite a few posts at Vera Roberts, click here for those posts.
Cassandra Peterson, Elvira’s alter ego, was born in Manhattan, Kansas, and raised in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She remembers always being a fan of Ann-Margret. Since Cassandra saw her in Love in Las Vegas (1964), she wanted to be a dancer. Just days after graduating from high school, Cassandra traveled to Las Vegas where, at the age of 17, she became the youngest showgirl in Las Vegas history. When Elvis Presley saw her perform he encouraged her to pursue a singing career. She toured Europe extensively as lead singer for an Italian rock band. She settled in Rome, where she became fluent in Italian. Here Cassandra met Federico Fellini, who cast her in his classic film, Roma (1972). Returning to the US, Cassandra formed her own nightclub review, "Mama’s Boys", which toured the national club circuit. In the late 1970s she joined the satiric improvisational troupe, The Groundlings, which also produced such stars as Paul Reubens (aka "Pee Wee Herman"). There she honed her now renowned comedic skills as both a writer and performer. Film and television appearances such as Cheech & Chong’s Next Movie (1980) and others followed, but Cassandra was just the typical struggling actress and spent years wondering where her next meal was coming from. It was the fall of 1981, with the birth of her character, Elvira, that it all changed. While she has since played herself in many film and television shows, Cassandra Peterson ultimately combines her numerous talents into an intriguing persona which has not only become a Halloween icon, but a "vamp" for all seasons.
Scare creds: Fright Night (1970-TV Series), Jekyll and Hyde… Together Again (1982), Filmgore (1983), Elvira’s Movie Macabre (1983/1984) Host, Fangoria’s Weekend of Horrors (1986), Elvira’s Halloween Special (1986-TV), Elvira, Mistress of the Dark (1988), Pledge Night (1990),The Horror Hall of Fame II (1991-TV), Heartstoppers: Horror at the Movies (1992-TV), The Elvira Show (1993-TV Series), Acting on Impulse (1993), Monster Mania (1997-TV), Superstition (1997) short film, Attack of the 50 Foot Monster Mania (1999-TV), Encounter in the Thrid Dimension (1999) short film documentary, Bride of Monster Mania (2000-TV), Elvira’s Haunted Hills (2001), Something to Scream About (2003), Monsterama: A Tribute to Horror Hosts (2004-TV), Zombie Killer (2008), The Scream (2009), The Haunted World of El Superbeasto (2009), All About Evil (2010)
I so love this picture of her as normal, she is just so sexy.
Sheri may owe her entire horror movie career to her husband, but there’s no way you could overlook someone with the name "Mrs. Zombie." Still a smoking-hot blonde who’s into really dark, sick shit other than "marry me immediately"? Sheri’s the kind of girl you take home to mom only if your mom is also into tats and death metal. Scare Cred: House of 1,000 Corpses, Toolbox Murders, The Devil’s Rejects, Grindhouse
Heather Langenkamp (born July 17, 1964) is an American film and television actress. She is best known for her part as Nancy Thompson from the A Nightmare on Elm Street films. In 2010, she and many other of the Nightmare series alumni appeared in the documentary Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy.
Such a brilliant movie, I even bought the gloves from the states, was my pride and joy for a while and they are somewhere in a box in the attic waiting…
This is just such filthy phone sex, I love it
OK, Ali Larter is not exactly a scream queen in it’s proper way, she hasn’t been in as many horror flicks as the rest but three horror movies is good enough for me and if you missed those, you have probably noticed her in Heroes. Sexy and sassy as hell. Scare cred: House on Haunted Hill, Final Destination, Final Destination 2
Soledad Miranda was an actress who was born in Seville, Spain. She frequently starred in the films of Jess Franco, such as Count Dracula and Vampyros Lesbos. It’s such a shame that she passed away so young and she is more famous now than when she actually was alive, that always sucks.
Horror creds: Ursus (1961), Sound of Horror (1964), Pyro… The Thing Without a Face (1964), Nightmares Come at Night (1970), Sex Charade (1970), Juliette (1970), Count Dracula (1970), Cuadecuc, vampir (1970), The Devil Came from Akasava (1971), Vampyros Lesbos (1971), She Killed in Ecstasy (1971), Eugenie de Sade (1974)
I remember seeing Jennifer in The Hitcher (1986) and was in love instantly. Such a great role and such a scary movie (thanks to Rutger Hauer no hitchhikers is getting into my car, unless they are wearing miniskirt and is of the female persuasion).
Horror creds: Eyes of a Stranger (1981), Flesh+Blood (1985), The Hitcher (1986), Sister, Sister (1987), Heart of Midnight (1988), Buried Alive (1990), Dolores Claiborne (1995), eXistenZ (1999), Spawn (1999-TV Series), Spawn 3: Ultimate Battle (1999), The Machinist (2004), The Jacket (2005)
Well, gotta have Sigourney Weaver here in the scream queens lists or more kick-ass of horror girl list. I still claim that Alien is a horror movie and she is just to damn good in that one.
Scare cred: Alien (1979), Ghostbusters (1984), Aliens (1986), Ghostbusters II (1989), Alien 3 (1992), Copycat (1995), Snow White: A Tale of Terror (1997), Alien: Resurrection (1997), The Village (2004)
Barbara Steele (born December 29, 1937) is an English film actress. She is best known for starring in Italian gothic horror films of the 1960s. Her breakthrough role came in Italian director Mario Bava’s Black Sunday (1960), now hailed as a classic. Steele starred in a string of horror films, including The Horrible Dr. Hichcock (1962);The Ghost, directed by Riccardo Freda and Roger Corman’s 1961 adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s short story "The Pit and the Pendulum".
Scare creds: Black Sunday (1960), The Pit and the Pendulum (1961), The Horrible Dr. Hichcock (1962), The Ghost (1963), Castle of Blood (1964), The Long Hair of Death (1964), 5 Tombe per un Medium (aka Terror Creatures from the Grave) (1965), Nightmare Castle (1965), Un Angelo per Satana (aka An Angel for Satan) (1966), Young Torless (1966), She Beast (1966), Curse of the Crimson Altar (aka The Crimson Cult) (1968), Honeymoon with a Stranger (1969), Night Gallery (1972-TV Series): "The Widow" episode, Caged Heat (1974), The Space-Watch Murders (1975), Shivers (aka They Came from Within (1975), Piranha (1978), The Silent Scream (1980), Dark Shadows (1990-TV series) 12 episodes, Tief Oben (1994), The Butterfly Room (2010)
According to Kim Newman’s Nightmare Movies, she is on record as saying that she never wanted "to climb out of another fucking coffin again".
Sarah Michelle Gellar, is an American film and television actress. She became widely known for her role as Buffy Summers on the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Her version of the teen queen slayer made her an object of obsessive self-pleasuring among guys but has been in a score of horror movies as I Know What You Did Last Summer, Scream 2, The Grudge, The Grudge 2, The Return.
Gotta admire her in the lovely Wonderwoman costume from the MTV Movie Awards with Jack Black at her side.
I so love these really awful horror flicks. Blacula is the story of Manuwalde, an African Prince. In 1780, after visiting Count Dracula, Manuwalde is turned into a vampire and locked in a coffin.. The scene shifts to 1972, when two antique collectors transport the coffin to Los Angeles. The two men open the coffin and unleash Blacula on the city of Los Angeles. Blacula soon finds Tina, who is his wife, Luva, reincarnated, and gains her love. Tina’s friend, Dr. Gordon, discovers Blacula is a vampire and hunts him down.
Sexy Jennifer Tilly is by turns funny, compassionate, compelling and often all at once. She successfully cultivated a fan base with the revitalization of the "Child’s Play" horror comedy franchise. For Bride of Chucky (1998), the filmmakers turned to Jennifer to create the character who would spark the series in a new direction. She established a new horror icon in Tiffany. And to top it off she is quite an amazing poker player, I would forget my cards quickly if she was sitting at the same table as me.
Scare Cred: Remote Control (1988), High Spirits (1988), Embrace of the Vampire (1995), Bride of Chucky (1998), Monsters, Inc. (2001), The Haunted Mansion (2003), Jericho Mansions (2003), Seed of Chucky (2004), Tideland (2005), The Initiation of Sarah (2006), The Caretaker (2008)
but honestly, could you keep your eyes on the cards with her at the same table?
Jamie Lee Curtis (born November 22, 1958) is an American actress and author. She was initially known as a "scream queen" because of her starring roles in many horror films early in her career, such as Halloween, The Fog, Prom Night and Terror Train. But she is an amazing actress and with Halloween she did really kick start the female hero into the horror genre.
She achieved her most lasting recognition for her performance as the doomed Marion Crane in Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho(1960). For this role she was awarded the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She continued to appear occasionally in films and television, including two performances with her daughter Jamie Lee Curtis in The Fog (1980) and Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998).
It gotta be one of the most famous scenes in movie history.
The girl she is holding is her daughter Jamie Lee Curtis.
From birth, it was practically guaranteed that Asia Argento would grow up to be someone interesting. She was born into an Italian horror movie dynasty, for a start. Her father, Dario Argento, has made some of the blackest and bloodiest movies of the genre – slasher flicks like Suspiria, Profondo Rosso, and Tenebre. Her mother, Daria Nicolodi, an actress, met a gruesome end in many of them. The only things her father would read to her at bedtime were his movie scripts, and as a treat on her sixth birthday, little Asia was allowed to watch Poltergeist. Growing up Argento was clearly a barrel of laughs. “My father did horror movies and my mother was always being killed in these movies – but my childhood was not as extreme as you would think,” says the 30-year-old Asia. “I had a certain detachment from it, and a lot of pride. I thought it was really cool.”
She started her acting career when she was only nine years old. Since then she’s been in over fifteen movies, she has won two ‘DAVID DI DONATELLO’ (the italian oscar), two ‘CIACK’, an italian ‘GOLDEN GLOBE’ when she was only twelve, and a ‘GROLLA D’ORO’. She acted in French and in English.
Born in Cardston, Alberta in 1907, Fay Wray later moved to Arizona. At the age of 14, she went to California dreaming of a movie career and before long, began picking up small parts in westerns and comedy shorts. In 1926, Erich von Stronheim cast Wray as the female lead in The Wedding March – her own all-time personal favourite role. Shortly after, she played opposite Gary Cooper in the war drama, Legion of the Condemned and was re-teamed with him for 1928′s The First Kiss.
But it was the classic "beauty and the beast" film, King Kong (1933) that secured Fay Wray’s place in film history.Wray was cast as an actress who becomes the love object of a monster gorilla. After a rampage in the streets of New York, Kong scales the Empire State Building with Fay Wray in his hairy hands.
After her death in August 2004, at the age of 96, the lights at the Empire State Building were dimmed in her memory.
Getting your own stamp, how cool isn’t that.
Ok, so it’s soon Halloween time, not a special event really for me except for one thing, there are more horror movies on TV. I’m a huge fan of horror movies ever since a little boy in Sweden when I first saw Jason chopping up unsuspected silly teenagers in the woods in Friday the 13th no 2. Since then my life changed, I went through all the horror movies I could get hold of, Chainsaw Massacre, Friday the 13 1,2,3,4,5 etc (I know they are shit but they are good shit..>), Razorback (man, that was a brilliant movie, Basketcase (really freaky movie) and so on… all the classic Hammer ones with lovely Christopher Lee (btw, read his autobiography, it’s so brilliant), Peter Cushing and Vincent Price went through my VCR for diligent watching.
I remember skipping school and cycling back with my mates for 2 hours to my house (yes, I lived in the woods) after renting Evil Dead to watch it. Sam Raimi was my god from that moment on and living in Brighton I got to see Brain Dead for the 1st time by Peter Jackson, one of the most bizarre movies but oh so fun, well ok my landlady didn’t agree completely…
I subscribed to the biggest gorefest magazine Fangoria so every month I could get advance warning of all the movies I had to see, my mom and dad really did wonder what was becoming of me.
So to celebrate the soon-to-come Halloween, will have more posts about Scream Queens, great horror movies you JUST have to watch and of course the normal pinups this month.
Hope you will enjoy and stay scared…