INTERVIEW: DANIELLE HARRIS

BackwoodsHorror Danielle Harris Interview

Originally appearing in the Horror world as little Jaime Lloyd in Halloween 4, Danielle Harris instantly became a horror icon and gained a horror fan base that has stood the test of time. Taking a hiatus from Horror for a while, she came back for a starring role in Rob Zombie’s Halloween remake, after which she steadily became one of the best and most recognizable actors in the genre. Recently starring in Hatchet 3, making her directorial debut with Among Friends, and raising funds for the Fear Clinic movie, I give you the very first (i.e. phone instead of email) BackwoodsHorror.com interview. Boils ‘n Ghouls, Danielle Harris:

BACKWOODS HORROR:  Well I think the first thing I’d like to say is congratulations for Hatchet 3!

DANIELLE HARRIS:  Thank You.

BWH:  I just saw it last night and thought it was pretty good.

DH:  Awesome, I’m glad you liked it.

BWH:  I really, and I’m not just saying this, I thought you were the best part about it.

DH:  Thank you.

BWH:  I also read that you were getting married soon?

DH:  I am, where did you find that one?

BWH:  When I was doing some research for the interview, I found that you had mentioned it in another article so I wanted to congratulate you again.

DH:  Thank you. I’m getting married January 4th.

BWH:  Not too far off now.

DH:  I know, I’m in the midst of wedding planning. It’s been pretty insane.

BWH:  So, if you don’t mind my asking, how did you get started in the film business?

DH:  I was actually a beauty pageant kid. I did beauty pageants from about 5 until I was 7 and I won a pageant that took me to New York and I got a modeling agent. I was originally from New York, but was living in Florida at the time, so I moved back to New York and started doing commercials and TV Shows. I was in a soap opera called One Life To Live for a couple of years, and then I landed the Halloween movie [Halloween 4] and it was sort of all uphill and forward from there.

Jaime Lloyd

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LINNEA QUIGLEY’S INFAMOUS HORROR WORKOUT VHS MAKES ITS DVD DEBUT!

Source: Shock Till You Drop (Because I’d only ever heard rumors about this gem!)

Back in the ’80s and early-’90s, Linnea Quigley ruled the horror scream queen scene. When she wasn’t starring in films like Night of the Demons or Return of the Living Dead, she was doing oddball efforts like Linnea Quigley’s Horror Workout. Some of us still own this on VHS, however, it’s making its way to DVD for the first time. It’s up for pre-sale now with copies shipping April 11th.

Directed by Kenneth J. Hall and starring Quigley, the workout tape was originally released in 1990 and features special effects from Cleve Hall (TV’s “Monster Man”). A campy, gory parody of the workout videos of the ’80s, the film was created to capitalize on Quigley’s explosive popularity and rabid fan base. In it, Quigley teaches a bevy of big-haired, lingerie-clad beauties the proper way to tone and stretch, while a masked killer stalks them one by one. She also takes time out to show an army of out-of-shape, flesh-eating zombies the best ways to keep fit.

A first run Limited Edition of 1,000 units will come with a numbered 5×7 photo signed by Linnea Quigley and Kenneth J. Hall. This package includes a digital re-mastering of the original uncut version of the film, presented with a 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio.

SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDE:

  • Audio Commentary with Director Kenneth J. Hall
  • New Retrospective Featurette with Cast & Crew including Stars Linnea Quigley, Cleave Hall, David Deceatou, Director Kenneth J. Hall and others!
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Lobby Card personally autographed by Kenneth J. Hall and Linnea Quigley
  • Still Gallery

KEEP READING FOR A LOOK AT THE DVD ART AND UNOFFICIAL TRAILER AFTER THE BREAK!

LONG LOST LINNEA QUIGLEY FILM SCREAM QUEEN COMING TO DVD

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 QUEEN ERA, 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.

SYNOPSIS:

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.


 

SCREAM QUEEN DOCUMENTARY, SCREAMING IN HIGH HEELS, COMING TO DVD IN AUGUST!

 

Source: Shock Till You Drop

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.