Wanna know what it takes to become a scream queen? Let Linnea Quigley, Brinke Stevens and Michelle Bauer, three of the original scream queens of cinema, show you the way. Check out a trailer for Jason Paul Collum’s “Screaming in High Heels: The Rise & Fall of the Scream Queen Era”, which, as you might expect given the title, traces the rise and fall of the scream queen era as seen through the eyes of Quigley, Stevens and Bauer. This is a great documentary … if you’re into smut!
Three girls living in Los Angeles, CA, in the 1980s found cult fame when they “accidentally” transitioned from models to B-movie actresses, coinciding with the major direct-to-video horror film boom of the era. Known as “The Terrifying Trio,” Linnea Quigley (The Return of the Living Dead), Brinke Stevens (The Slumber Party Massacre) and Michelle Bauer (The Tomb), headlined upwards of ten films per year, fending off men in rubber monster suits, pubescent teenage boys, and deadly showers. They joined together in campy cult films like Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama (1988) and Nightmare Sisters (1987). They traveled all over the world, met President Reagan, and built mini-empires of trading cards, comic books, and model kits. Then it all came crashing down. This documentary remembers these actresses – and their most common collaborators – on how smart they were to play stupid.
“Screaming in High Heels” attacks DVD (no Blu-ray) August 28th courtesy of Breaking Glass Pictures and Vicious Circle Films. The unrated DVD will include bonus interview footage with Linnea, Brinke, and Michelle and footage from the Flashback Weekend of Horror Q&A session.
Oh yeah, the trailer below is Red Band for boobies. (Of course it is.)