The bleeding ladies of horror, mistresses of darkness, and ... queens of scream!
You've got to hand it to the
big fella - King Kong had great taste in dames. Which probably explains why he held onto Fay Wray for so long in the movie
of the same name!
The Canadian born actress
was immortalised on screen in the movie, other genre films she starred in were: The Mystery
of the Wax Museum, The Most Dangerous Game, and
The Vampire Bat.
(1902 - 1986)
Probably best known for being
"The Bride" in James Whale's classic, The Bride of Frankenstein, where
she also played the writer, Mary Shelley.
The British born actress was
a former dance instructor and married the actor Charles Laughton in 1929.
Who can forget Frankenstein's
shock-haired creation she portrayed in the film, and again, like Wray, she's an icon of horror.
Queen of the shower scene!
Old Hitch had an eye for the
women and so gave us some fantastic leading ladies (although what he did with them was a bit brutal - remember Tippi Hedren
in The Birds for instance?) Of course we all know now what Leigh's fate
was at the hands of Norman Bates, don't we!
Janet Leigh would later appear
in genre films, The Fog, and Halloween
H20, with her daughter, Jamie Lee Curtis.
Queen of the vampires!
The polish -born actress starred
in Hammer's The Vampire Lovers and a vampire star was born! Although
she only played a vampire once more after this, in a segment of The House That Dripped Blood,
she is know as a vampire icon thanks to Lovers. The overtones of lesbianism
helped, as in the movie she cavorts with women a great deal (and then of course bites them in the bosom - as you do!)
She also starred in Hammer's
Countess Dracula, portraying bloodthirsty countess, Elizabeth Bathroy,
The Wicker Man, and more recently in The
The British born actress became
an icon of Italian horror, before broadening out to star in American and British productions, and of course with this widening
her appeal. Amongst her many genre films are: the classic Black Sunday,
Castle of Blood, The Horrible Dr Hitchcock,
Corman's The Pit and the Pendulum, Curse
of the Crimson Altar, Shivers, and Piranha.
Possessed by Satan in The Exorcist, for which she was Oscar-nominated, she levitated, cursed, vomited green goo
everywhere, and masturbated with a crucifix. Follow that! She did, but not with any great success, she sort of descended into
b-moviedom in films such as: Hell Night, Nightforce,
and Grotesque. She was Repossessed
Nice girl - shame about the
Jamie Lee Curtis
Made her name in John Carpenter's
Halloween, starred in a few of the following Halloween
films, most notably Halloween H20 with mother Janet Leigh.
Other genre films included
The Fog (also with mom!) and Prom Night.
More recently in action thriller,
Battled against the alien
in Alien, but that wasn't the end of it, she returned to do battle with
its relatives - in the sequels!
She also starred in genre
films, Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters II
More recently in sci-fi spoof,
Auditioned for role of Xena
Warrior Princess in the TV show of the same name, starred in Return of the Living Dead 3
as a sexy, pierced zombie, and also feared in genre ralted flicks, Killer Tongue
and Hitcher 2. Though has moved away from horror now!
Queen of Scream
The Canadian born actress
came to everyone's attention on American TV series Party of Five. She starred in all three of the Scream
films, playing Sidney Prescott, who is menaced by Ghostface in all three but still managed to live to fight another
Also starred in genre
films, The Craft and The Dar
Go here for latest profile of Melissa George
Go here for profile of Sheri Moon
Go here for profile of Kate
Go here for profile of Eliza Dushku
Go here for profile of Asia Argento
Now that you've met the
ladies, why not vote for your favourite ...