Monday, February 27, 2012

THE ABC's OF WOMEN IN HORROR: Q IS FOR

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: Q

It's the letter Q...cut me some slack.
She got her early breaks in B-flicks like Psycho from Texas (1975) and Stone Cold Dead (1979). But it was one movie in particular that would make her legendary in the annals of scream queen history. Return of the Living Dead helped put Linnea Quigley on the map, and she was also helped out by mucho coverage in the pages of Fangoria magazine during the 1980s. She became, without a doubt, the most prominent horror pin-up girl of the decade--at least in the U.S. And as a testament to her staying power as an icon of the genre, Linnea Quigley has remained a staple of the B-movie scene, despite recently passing the big 5-0, and will forever be the penultimate scream queen.



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
for plenty of Women in Horror Recognition Month updates. 

2 comment(s):

Anonymous said...

Interesting.Linnea Quigley will forever be the scream queen before last.

Marl L. said...

Totally in love with Linnea Quigley. By far my favorite scream queen. In my mind, she is a queen!

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