To celebrate Women In Horror Recognition month, Day of the Woman is celebrating by compiling the ABC's of women in horror.
TODAY'S PROGRAM IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE LETTER: C
Her autobiography published shortly after her death was called Horror Queen, and that's exactly what she was.
Despite her long career on both sides of the Atlantic, many film fans know of Hazel Court only from appearances in such productions as The Masque of the Red Death and The Raven. But Miss Court is far more than just someone who once appeared in a Vincent Price movie. A promising British starlet in the 1940s and early 1950s, Court hit her stride appearing in crime dramas and mysteries--even appearing in several of them with her then-husband Dermot Walsh. In 1954, she starred in the offbeat English sci-fi flick Devil Girl from Mars, and before long was specializing in horror pictures. Court was the female lead in two early Hammer productions: The Curse of Frankenstein (1957) and The Man Who Could Cheat Death (1959). She went on to star in dozens of other horror films, and established a reputation that has yet to go unmatched.
ennifer's Body, she created a story about the perfect, pretty, cheerleader Jennifer Check (played by Megan Fox) and ends up as the sacrifice in a Satanic ritual. Now this isn't held by some weird cult, it's held by a douchey garage band in the hopes that the sacrifice will increase their chances of getting signed. While she may be criticized for the dialogue she uses for her characters, she brings in the bacon and her films never seem to do poorly in the box office. Her talent hasn't gone unnoticed as she is set to co-write the script for the upcoming re-imaging of The Evil Dead as well as the film adaptation for S.G. Browne's Zombie love story BREATHERS. I admire this woman for her accomplishments and personally, I find her to be quite inspirational.
She could best embody a character who was "innocent" but also able to handle herself while dealing with the demanding physicality and emotions of the role". Neve actually almost didn't take the role after finishing The Craft, but was willing to do so as it would be her first feature starring role. It's safe to say that she made the right decision in taking the job. Her role as Sidney Prescott even earned her a Best Actress award at the 1997 Saturn Awards. Over ten years from her first performance as Sidney Prescott, Neve Campbell returned to the big screen for one final hurrah in SCRE4M.
Obviously, there are PLENTY of women and films that have yet to be uncovered, but who knows...maybe they'll make an appearance under another letter. Stay tuned to Day of the Woman for a continuation of this series and
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