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Linnea Quigley, Brinke Stevens and Michelle Bauer were the
hottest horror starlets of the 1980s, and their story is told in B+Boy
Productions’ new documentary SCREAMING IN HIGH HEELS: THE RISE AND FALL OF THE
SCREAM QUEEN ERA. A premiere has been set and a poster and trailer have been
unveiled, so read on…
Directed by Jason Paul Collum, who first told us about the
project here, SCREAMING IN HIGH HEELS charts the careers of Quigley, Stevens and Bauer, who
became cult icons during the ’80s’ direct-to-video boom. As Collum describes
it, the actresses “headlined upwards of 10 films per year, fending off men in
rubber monster suits, pubescent teenage boys and deadly showers. They were
flown all over the world, met President Reagan and built mini-empires of
trading cards, 1-900 numbers, model kits and comic books, exploiting the
industry exploiting them. Then it all came crashing down.
“Having received little respect at the time, and today their
importance and substantial contributions to the horror-film industry mostly
forgotten—sometimes deliberately—this documentary brings an educational, fun and
positive aspect to express how smart these three women were to play stupid.” In
addition to the trio, interviewees include their frequent directors Fred Olen
Ray and David DeCoteau and other collaborators.
SCREAMING IN HIGH HEELS will have its world premiere on
Saturday, August 13 at 6:30 p.m. at Chicago’s Flashback Weekend of Horror,
which takes place at the Crowne
Plaza Chicago O’Hare (5440 N. River Road, Rosemont, IL). Collum and Quigley
will introduce the movie and conduct a Q&A afterward, and the duo and
editor Derrick Carey will be available in the dealer/celebrity rooms throughout
the weekend. For more on the convention, check out its official website, and find out more about SCREAMING IN HIGH HEELS
at its Facebook page.
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