Happy International Women’s Day!
We love the scream queens/the killers/the strong women in horror! We love the sexy women cover in blood and we love the women that will blow off a zombie’s head. Let’s take a look back at some of the most iconic faces in horror.
Let’s start out with Janet Leigh who is known as Marion Crane in Psycho (1960). This woman made everyone afraid of taking a shower.
Second is Jamie Lee Curtis. We had to put mother and daughter together! She made her big screen premier in Halloween (1978).
Third is Carolyn Jones from The Addams Family (1964). Her role as Morticia Addams was her best well known role. For the time Mortica’s and Gomez’s very straight forward sexual attraction was controversial but they still remain “relationship goals.”
Fourth, Yvonne De Carlo who is known as Lily Munster on The Munsters (1964). In the pilot episode of The Munsters, Joan Marshell actually played “Lily” but in the pilot her name was “Phobe.” They brought in Carlo because the producers and directors thought Marshell looked too much like Mortica Addams.
Fifth, the one and only Elvira or aka Cassandra Peterson. Did you know she was a leader singer of an Italian band called I Latins 80 in 1972?
Sixth, Fay Wray from King Kong (1933). She is actually been known as the first scream queen.
Seventh, Linda Blair in her role in The Exorcist (1973) as Regan. The film’s post production editing was done on 666th Fifth Avenue, New York. Many believed that it awakened a real demon possession on set.
Eighth, Sissy Spacek in Carrie (1976). In Spacek’s high school days she was actually a homecoming queen in Quitman High School in Texas.
Ninth, Heather Langenkamp as Nancy Thompson in The Nightmare on Elm Street (1984). Langenkamp was the best audition out of 200 girls who tried out for the role. Wes Craven wanted someone who was “non-Hollywood”
Tenth, Elsa Lanchester in Bride of Frankenstein (1935). Lanchester in her role as the “Bride” portrayed her movements from movements of birds to get into character.
WHAT WOMEN IN HORROR DO YOU LOVE??