The definition of Scream Queen states that any actress who has become associated with horror films, either through an appearance in a notable entry in the genre as a frequent victim or through constant appearances as the female protagonist is a scream queen. While the definition is inclusive to a number of our favorite actresses in the genre, it doesn’t offer any criteria to select our favorites.
Is it just the quantity of horror films that denotes a scream queen? What about the scream itself? Do the sound and pitch of the scream itself play a factor? Can an actresses’ role in one film justify their consideration as a scream queen, even if that scream is an iconic portrayal of the trope? We’ll take a look at that today as we continue to celebrate the Countdown to Halloween with our 15 Favorite Scream Queens.
Some of the following clips may be NSFW, or graphic in nature.
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Films made between 1930 to 1934 are collectively known as the Hollywood ‘Pre-Code’ era in film history. Today, we’ll take a closer look at what made these films, in particular the slew of horror films, classics of the genre as we continue our Countdown to Halloween!
Quick history lesson: This era in American film was between the introduction of sound in the late 1920′s and the enforcement of the Hays Code (Motion Picture Production Code) in July of 1934. From 1930 to 1934, compliance with any Code was merely a verbal agreement; which in Hollywood means close to nothing. Therefore, Hollywood experimented further than it had before; showcasing the loosest of morals, and a new found freedom of expression.
Continue reading Countdown to Halloween: Horror Films of the Hollywood Pre-Code Era
Studio 8 has set up an untitled remake of F. W. Murnau’s 1922 silent film masterpiece Nosferatu with The Witch helmer Dave Eggers on board to write and direct.
Continue reading Nosferatu Remake In The Works Under The Witch Director Robert Eggers
Back in 2010, Bruce Campbell suggested the idea that he was putting together a horror movie in the vein of The Expendables. Grizzly Bomb has decided to take a stab (sorry) at filling in that hypothetical movie’s dream cast.
Continue reading Grizzly’s Casting Couch: Bruce Campbell’s Expendables Of Horror
You’re Next is the newest film from Adam Wingard. Another home invasion horror, but early word from those that have seen it, You’re Next is a fantastic example of what the genre can be. The logline is pretty straightforward…
[box_light]When the Davison family comes under attack during their wedding anniversary getaway, the gang of mysterious killers soon learns that one of victims harbors a secret talent for fighting back.[/box_light]
While I am not a fan of horror films, I am a huge fan of unusual marketing. The latest You’re Next posters fall into that category in fine fashion. The powers that be of the film sent out a series of posters to various sites, each with a message that frankly would creep me out, movie or not. It doesn’t appear that all have been released, but hopefully those holdouts will check their emails soon and complete the series. Maybe they’ll send us one…
“You’ve been chosen.
The Animals are on the hunt.
And … #YoureNext”
Y – Not Discovered
O – Bloody Disgusting
U – Cinema Blend
R – Collider
E – Dread Central
N – Not Discovered
E- Not Discovered
X – Screen Crush
T – Shock Till You Drop
You’re Next opens in theaters next weekend and while there is no way on Earth I’ll be going to see it, I’m sure someone from Grizzly Bomb will, so stay tuned for our You’re Next review!