Oh what divine providence. Just as we here at Backwoods Horror were about to put up our review on the excellent documentary SCREAMING IN HIGH HEELS: THE RISE AND FALL OF THE SCREAM QUEENERA, directed by Jason Paul Collum, news comes down the wire that a long, lost Linnea Quigley scream queen film, literally titled SCREAM QUEEEN, has been found, 14 years after it was originally shot! The film, starring the legendary Quigley, was the first feature film written and directed by cult horror director Brad Sykes (Camp Blood Trilogy, Plaguers) . It will be premiering on September 15, 2012, at the Syracuse Horror and More Film Festival, part of the Scare-A-Cuse Horror and Sci-Fi Fan Convention in Verona, NY. The film will also be receiving an extras-packed DVD release from LEO Films later this year.
After famous “scream queen” Malicia Tombs (Quigley) dies in a freak accident on the set of her latest chiller, the shoot is suspended and the film shelved. One year later the cast and crew are summoned to an isolated mansion to finish the movie. Everyone is a suspect in Malicia’s untimely death, and a masked killer with vengeance on its mind soon begins bumping them off, one by one. Is Malicia back from the dead, or is someone else responsible? You’ll be screaming – and laughing – all the way till the bloody finish.
Breaking Glass Pictures has announced the August 28th DVD release of Screaming in High Heels: The Rise & Fall of the Scream Queen Era.
Edited for its TV debut earlier this year, the unrated DVD of Screaming in High Heels chronicles the careers of the original girls of terror as they show that cannibalism, demonic possession, flesh eating, and even chainsaw hookering is all in a days work.
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 & 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.