20 September 2012

Screaming In High Heels 2012 - REVIEW

When you mention the term "Scream Queen" there are a number of women who come to mind.  In the 1980's there were three in particular that was stealing the screen and recognition in Horror movies.  They were Brinke Stevens, Michelle Bauer, and Linnea Quigley.  Some movies they were in together, others maybe just 2 of them, but one thing is for sure.  Horror movies in the 80's would not have been the same without these 3 women.  Wouldn't it be great if they made a documentary movie featuring just these 3 women?  Wait no more!  Screaming In High Heels is here to tell the story of the 3 most recognized scream queens of the 1980's and early 90's.

Screaming in High Heels is jammed packed with interviews from people in the industry as well as the review of the film careers of Brinke, Michelle, and Linnea.  From the start of their career to the scream queens in their heyday when they were the most requested actresses in the business.  One of the main reasons is that they were willing to do nude scenes and they could actually act too.  Clips from all of their movies are all throughout the documentary showing the audience just how many movies they were in and how important to the era that they really were.  Some of the interviews that are featured are with Fred Olen Ray, David DeCoteau and a Slumber Party Massacre fan named Jarrod Clayton Cox.  Highlighting an era were women ruled the screen and everyone couldn't get enough of slasher movies and nude screaming women.

I heard about this movie a while back and could not wait for it to come out and I was not disappointed.  The interviews were very well done.  Talking with some of the great directors in the business at the time when these girls were tearing up the big screen and great clips from some awesome movies such as: Slumber Party Massacre starring Brinke Stevens (for about 10 minutes or so anyway) Sorority Babes in the Slimeball O Rama starring Brinke and Linnea, and also Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers starring Linnea and Michelle.  The whole documentary itself was directed very well and did a great job paying tribute to these 3 beautiful women and the Horror genre in general.

I have been watching Horror movies since before I lost my first tooth and I have seen probably every movie in the IMDB profiles for each lady here.  I thoroughly enjoyed watching these women tell the story of their careers, how they go in the business and how much they enjoyed making the movies we all love.  I am a big fan of Horror movie documentaries ever since I watched Never Sleep again.  It really is great to hear all the stories behind the scenes and all the hidden things in the business that you don't know about unless you were there.  Although these women are all past their heyday and honestly looking a little rough (especially Linnea) it is still awesome to hear them talk so passionately about what they loved to do.  If anyone has read Crystal Lake Memories, a fantastic book by the way, alot of the actresses that were in those movies especially the early ones did not think too much of the movies or even the genre.  It was just a paycheck, something to put on their resume to get the bigger role they were holding out for.  It's really good to hear from people who love the genre and everything about what they do.  This is a definite must see for any Slasher fan or just a Horror fan in general.

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