Monday, 12 January 2015

Scream Queens: Horror Heroines Exposed

A couple years ago a direct to dvd documentary was released by 88Films called Slice and Dice the Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film, I'd picked this up and loved it, great interviews and loads of extras from cometary, trailers and even an extra documentary. So when I heard director Calum Waddell and High Rising Productions had done another documentary I was looking forward to seeing it, especially after hearing it would be Scream Queens in their own words.

Scream Queens: Horror Heroines Exposed comes as a special feature on the recent UK Graduation Day Blu-Ray release, yes, I watched the bonus documentary before the film. The documentary is great, the only people interviewed are the Scream Queens themselves and it's great to hear their opinions on what their role in film is, what the title actually means and why the do/don't bear their breasts on film. Because in the words of Troy McClure, “and I'll leave you with what we all came here to see, hardcore nudity!”

(Note: this blog post contains no hardcore nudity.)

Debbie Rochon hosts as we get a cavalcade of Scream Queen legends including Danielle Harris, Caroline Munroe, Forbes Riley , Linnea Quigley, Sybil Danning, Jennifer Lim, Patricia Tallman, Adrienne King, and the mistress of the dark herself Cassandra Peterson among many others. Theres a lot of entertainment in the film but they do talk frank a bit in discussing just what is a Screem Queen and weather or not it's empowering or demeaning.

Joking aside (there was jokes? I imagine you thinking), this is a great feature length documentary, if you are a fan of scream queens, horror films, or both then this is a must see.

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