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Hear the Scream Queens Gasp

Updated on September 29, 2016
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Kim has many hubs on entertainment especially movies, and actors. she wrote for Squidoo and now has her own blog

Beware of Banshee Wails

The best way I can describe a Scream Queen, or so as far as their scream goes is the high pitched wail of a banshee. That frequency that makes your eardrum vibrate and just a little away from breaking glass. I liken those in the 30's black and white movies as more the scream queens as I have yet to hear any modern day actress shriek like them (see the Black & White video in the 'Shrieks in the night' section).

The Queen of Scream Queens

Jamie Lee CurtisThe QUEEN of the Scream Queens
Jamie Lee Curtis The QUEEN of the Scream Queens

The Screams of Generations

*Fay Ray

*Bette Davis

*Joan Crawford

*Jamie Lee Curtis

*Ingrid Pitt

*Sigourney Weaver

*Barbara Steele

*Debbie Rochon

*Heather Langenkamp

*Neve Campbell & Rose Mcgowan

*Drew Barrymore

*Jenifer Love Hewitt & Sarah Michelle Gellar

*Anna Paquin

*Mary Elizabeth Winstead

*Chloe Grace Moretz

*Sheri Moon Zombie

(as noted on my 13 Frights lens-this is extended edition)


The Terror Tiara

What is a Scream Queen

Wiki's definition is an actor that has become synonymous with horror movies through an appearance in a notable part of the genre or a frequent victim. The Queen of them all being Jamie Lee Curtis as stated in the Scream movies.

The image you see is from the Original 1960 version of Psycho, starring Janet Leigh (pictured) & Anthony Perkins

Danielle Harris who played Jamie Lloyed in the 4th and 5th installments of Halloween gives her the honor of the youngest ever Scream Queen

Watch the scream queens

The Queen's Crown

Rubie's Snow White and The Huntsman Queen Ravenna's Crown
Rubie's Snow White and The Huntsman Queen Ravenna's Crown

I'm not sure what a crown for a scream queen would look like, but this I thought might be a fitting match. If I remember right, I believe Queen Ravenna let out a horrific one while releasing some black mist. However from the look of the iron thrown from Game of thrones I think there should be a crown made from that.


Shrieks in the Night



The movie changed the way we saw the slasher movie by going somewhat meta and while using the usual cliches it made fun of them as well even calling out what the actual rules of the horror movies are.

Of course as usual with slasher movies seqels followed which were not the quality of the original but they do follow an outline of sorts.

There's the opening "Want to play a game' montage usually with The likes of Drew Barrymore, Sara Michelle Gellar and others which may or may not be in the rest of the movie after the "Want to play a game" phone call as an introduction

This one really is the only one you need to watch however the rules change by the 4th movie years after the 3rd came out and most recently you have the TV series which started the spring/summer of 2015.


Scream Queens on celluloid

suggestions for your marathon viewing ..Horror movies through the Generations

Check out any of Italian Horror director Dario Argento's movies and look for his daughter Asia I do know of her being in Demons 2.

Top 15 Scream Queens list

50 Scream Queens list

Frankenstein (1931) starring Boris Karloff

Dracula (1931) starring bela Lugosi

Pretty Much any Hammer classics are great for SCREAMS

The Exorcist (1973)

Carrie (1977)

Nosfratu (1979)

Rosemary's baby

The Pit & The pedulum

The Fall of the House of Usher

some actors movies to look up, as their movies have some good ones

Bela Lugosi

Boris Karloff

Vincent Price

Christopher Lee

Who is your Favorite Scream Queen?

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    • gottaloveit2 profile image


      5 years ago

      What a fun article! Brought back a lot of memories.

    • davenjilli lm profile image

      davenjilli lm 

      5 years ago

      I don't really watch movies where there is a lot of screaming, kind of interesting to see Jamie Lee Curtis in this list


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