Screaming in High Heels: The Rise & Fall of the Scream Queen Era (2011)

Three girls living in Los Angeles, CA in the 1980s found cult fame when they "accidentally" transitioned from models to B-movie actresses, coinciding with the major direct-to-video horror film boom of the era. Known as "The Terrifying Trio," Linnea Quigley (The Return of the Living Dead), Brinke Stevens (The Slumber Party Massacre) and Michelle Bauer (The Tomb), headlined upwards of ten films per year, fending off men in rubber monster suits, pubescent teenage boys, and deadly showers. They joined together in campy cult films like Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-a-Rama (1988) and Nightmare Sisters (1987). They traveled all over the world, met President Reagan, and built mini-empires of trading cards, comic books, and model kits. Then it all came crashing down. This documentary remembers these actresses - and their most common collaborators - on how smart they were to play stupid.

    Tagline: A Scream Come True / How Three Little Girls Were Smart To Play Stupid

    • Jason Paul Collum

    • Jason Paul Collum

Release Date: 2011-08-13
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 61
  • Budget: $14,000
  • Revenue: $50,000

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Jason Paul Collum


Warren Mueller

Executive Producer

Jay S. Danziger

Executive Producer

Justin Propp


Anthony Masi


Derrick Carey

Film Editing

Corinne Foster

Special Effects

Eric Arsnow

Visual Effects

Linnea Quigley

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