Staff Picks: Horror Heroines

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Staff Picks: Horror Heroines

The “Scream Queen” moniker is as old as horror movies with sound that let screams fill a theater. But the very first woman given that title, King Kong’s Fay Wray, noted that it damped her career prospects because it reduced her acting capabilities to a scream and thus she wasn’t taken seriously for more dramatic roles. Horror films started to become mainstream in the 1960s, evolving into slasher films in the 1970s. The label came back at full force in the 1980s. Again,…

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