Written by Steve Pattee
Published on Friday, 06 July 2012 01:22
If you missed the TV debut of Screaming in High Heels:The Rise and Fall of the Scream Queen Era earlier this year, fear not because an unedited version is coming from Breaking Glass Pictures on August 28th! The film follows some of the orginal women of video horror working hard for the money. The DVD will have an MSRP of $19.99 and will include bonus interview footage as well as footage from the Flashback Weekend of Horror Q&A session.
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 of 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.
Featuring iconic directors of the time including David DeCoteau (Creepozoids), Richard Gabai (Nightmare Sisters), Fred Olen Ray (The Tomb), Screaming in High Heels: The Rise and Fall of the Scream Queen Era takes viewers through the prime of the "Trio" as they rule the screen with their sex appeal and vocal cords, and ultimately, into their very real demise from the genre that made them blood covered stars.
I'm real excited for this because my TiVo only recorded about 20 minutes of this before a storm knocked the power out, so I've been waiting for a release. I'm looking forward to checking out the entire documentary.
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