Linnea Quigley’s Lost Film Scream Queen Scares Up A Release

Linnea Quigley

Linnea Quigley is a horror icon. When she played Trash in “Return of the Living Dead”, she was the epitome of sleazy punk rock sex appeal. You wanted to do dirty things to her, but you were also afraid to touch her, both because you don’t know where she’s been, but also because she might punch you in the face with brass knuckles.

When you’ve been in as many low and no budget films as Quigley, a few are bound to fall through the cracks. Now one of her lost movies will finally see the light of day. Appropriately called “Scream Queen”, the film, written and directed by Brad Sykes (“Camp Blood”), was shot more than a decade ago. On September 15, 2012, the film will screen at the Scare-a-Cuse Horror and Sci-Fi Fan Convention in Syracuse. A DVD release, packed with extras, will follow later this year.

Here’s a bit from the press release:

Legendary scream queen Linnea Quigley’s lost film Scream Queen will finally have its world premiere this year – 14 years after it was shot! The first feature written and directed by cult horror filmmaker Brad Sykes (Camp Blood Trilogy, Plaguers), Scream Queen is a horror comedy that parodies the no/low budget horror film scene.

After famous “scream queen” Malicia Tombs (Quigley) dies in a freak accident on the set of her latest chiller, the shoot is suspended and the film shelved. One year later the cast and crew are summoned to an isolated mansion to finish the movie. Everyone is a suspect in Malicia’s untimely death, and a masked killer with vengeance on its mind soon begins bumping them off, one by one. Is Malicia back from the dead, or is someone else responsible? You’ll be screaming – and laughing – all the way till the bloody finish.

Via : Dread Central