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Friday, June 6, 2008

Who Wants to Be a Scream Queen?

Fay Wray. Ingrid Pitt. Caroline Monroe. Jamie Lee Curtis. Linnea Quigley. Sarah Michelle Gellar. Sheri Moon Zombie. And now, thanks to VH1, a lucky young lady will have the opportunity to possibly add her name to that list and become horror's next great piece of eye candy.

That's because the cable network that brought us such pinnacles of Western culture as Flavor of Love, Hogan Knows Best and My Fair Brady will be adding to their lineup of "celebreality" programming this fall with "Scream Queens". According to The Hollywood Reporter, the new show will pit ten young actresses against each other in competition for a role in an upcoming Lions Gate horror film. The participants will engage in certain "challenges", and even be assisted by an "acting" coach. Elimination decisions will be made by the upcoming film's director.

Perhaps the best news pertaining to the series is that only eight episodes have been commissioned. It's probably not possible to put into words how bad this will be, except maybe to say that it will most likely make Scott Baio Is 45 and Single look like I, Claudius.

4 comments:

Karswell said...

Ha ha, my feelings exactly.

FYI: Caroline MUNRO

B-Sol said...

Whoops, thanks again Karswell!

Howard said...

Fay Wray. Ingrid Pitt. Caroline Monroe. Jamie Lee Curtis. Linnea Quigley. Sarah Michelle Gellar. Sheri Moon Zombie.

Okay, so it's only a little list to introduce a post, but seriously, you forgot Evelyn Ankers!

IIRC, the term "scream queen" was coined (in Variety?) to describe Ankers, for her performance in The Wolf Man. Fay Wray (and, I might add, the lovely Mae Clarke) were only scream queens in retrospect.

No Ankers, no scream queens.

B-Sol said...

Sir, you have me dead to rights. I came very close to including Ms. Ankers, and should have!

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