20 Facts About Horror's Greatest Scream Queens
Cracked readers (Crackers? Crack-os? Crackheads?) will not be surprised to know we love horror. And not only the horrors of growing old, but also, you know, horror movies. We’ve devoted more time on this site to deconstructing horror movies than we’ve given to our own families, and you know what? We regret nothing. Yet in all these masterful analyses, we haven’t touched the queens of the horror genr– wait, that came out wrong. We mean that the one subject we haven’t really discussed are actresses that have achieved said legendary status by performing in one iconic horror movie or by acting in a bunch of them. Either way, both the horny teenagers and the respectful film buffs in us love them.
In this context, we bring you a bunch of awesome facts about horror’s greatest scream queens. Now, we’ve focused on the more iconic, your Neves and Jamie Lees that simply can’t be ignored when dealing with this topic, but we’ve also added some scream queens that deserve way more recognition. Really, the Scream Queen Pantheon is so extensive that we couldn’t have possibly included them all. Thus, apologies to icons of the genre like P. J. Soles, Sandra Peabody, Veronica Cartwright, or Caroline Munro, who are still awesome in our book. For example, did you know Munro is the only actress ever to have been actually hired long-term by Hammer? That is just cool – well, ignoring the institutional misogyny. Anyway, here are 20 more facts about scream queens to just scream your heart out.