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Scream Queens: Top Ten List Includes Unexpected Choices

Top Ten Scream Queens: Barbara Steele, who both emitted screams and elicited same, is in a category of her own. Top Ten Scream Queens Halloween is over until next year, but the equally bewitching Day of the Dead is just around the corner. So, dead or alive, here's my revised and expanded list of cinema's Top Ten Scream Queens. This highly personal Scream Queens compilation is based on how memorable – as opposed to how loud or how frequent – were the screams. That's the key reason you won't find listed below actresses featured in gory slasher films. After all, in such movies the screams feel as hollow as the plots and the characters themselves. You also won't find any […]


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Scream Queens: Top Ten List Includes Unexpected Choices



Fay Wray Movies: 'King Kong' Actress' Enjoyed Long Hollywood Career

Fay Wray movies Actress Fay Wray, best remembered for playing the love interest in the 1933 interspecies romance classic King Kong, would have turned 105 on Sep. 15, '12. Besides Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack's 1933 iconic horror tale and mammoth box office hit, the Canadian-born Vina Fay Wray (in 1907, in Cardston, Alberta) also screamed and/or fainted in a number of other movies of the '30s. (Image: Fay Wray in a publicity shot ca. late '20s / early '30s.) Among those were Ernest B. Schoedsack and Irving Pichel's first-rate thriller The Most Dangerous Game / The Hounds of Zaroff (1932), in which Wray and Joel McCrea are – quite literally – hunted down by madman Leslie Banks, […]


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Fay Wray Movies: 'King Kong' Actress' Enjoyed Long Hollywood Career