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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



'Dracula' 1931 Actress Carla Laemmle Dead at 104

'Dracula' 1931 actress Carla Laemmle dead at 104 (image: Carla Laemmle ca. 1930) Carla Laemmle, a bit player in a handful of silent movies and at the dawn of the sound era – e.g., the horror classics The Phantom of the Opera (1925) and Dracula (1931) – and a niece of Universal Studios co-founder Carl Laemmle, died on June 12, 2014, at her Los Angeles home. Laemmle, who had reportedly been in good health, was 104 years old. Born Rebekah Isabelle Laemmle on October 20, 1909, in Chicago, Carla Laemmle was less known for her movie work than for having survived most of her contemporaries and for her family connection to the Universal mogul – her father, Joseph Laemmle, was […]


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'Dracula' 1931 Actress Carla Laemmle Dead at 104



'I, Frankenstein': Aaron Eckhart Reboot Dismal Box Office Bomb

'I, Frankenstein' box office: Frankenstein reboot is second domestic box office bomb of 2014 (image: buffed up, shirtless Aaron Eckhart in 'I, Frankenstein') Made for a reported $65 million (not including marketing and distribution expenses), the Lionsgate-distributed I, Frankenstein is surely not about to become a movie franchise. Directed by Stuart Beattie and starring Aaron Eckhart as the “I” of the title, I, Frankenstein collected a dismal $8.3 million from 2,753 North American theaters this weekend, January 24-26, 2014, according to studio estimates found at Box Office Mojo. The weekend's only new wide release in the United States and Canada, I, Frankenstein landed in sixth place on the domestic box office chart. I, Frankenstein, in fact, is the second major […]


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'I, Frankenstein': Aaron Eckhart Reboot Dismal Box Office Bomb