Who Is Your Favorite “Scream Queen”? Here’s A Few Of Mine!
To quote Wikipedia!
“A scream queen is an 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. Jamie Lee Curtis is noted as a seminal example for her performance in the popular slasher films of the Halloween franchise.
The term “scream queen” is more specifically used to refer to the “attractive young damsels-in-distress” characters that have appeared in a number of films in the horror genre. Lloyd Kaufman, co-founder of Troma Entertainment, noted that being a scream queen is “more than just crying and having ketchup thrown on you. You not only have to be attractive, but you also have to have a big brain. You have to be frightened, you have to be sad, you have to be romantic.”
Debbie Rochon, often described as a scream queen herself, wrote in an article originally published in GC Magazine that “a true Scream Queen isn’t The Perfect Woman. She’s sexy, seductive, but most importantly ‘attainable’ to the average guy. Or so it would seem.” And although the earlier scream queens might be women that “just had to look pretty and shriek a lot until the hero of the film got around to save (them)”, the later scream queens “showcase women worrying about something other than a guy…unless said guy is the one trying to kill them”, with some of them “wreaking vengeance” by defeating the villain.”
That being said, here are a few trailers featuring some o my Favorite “Scream Queens”
Debbie Rochon in “Slime City Massacre”
Linnea Quigley in “Return Of The Living Dead”
Barbara Crampton in “Re-Animator”
Jamie Lee Curtis in “Halloween”
And one of my faves, Marilyn Burns in “Texas Chainsaw Massacre”
Who is “YOUR” Favorite Scream Queen!