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Barbara Crampton Wishes the Term “Scream Queen” Would Go Away

She’s an acting legend. A horror icon. Just don’t call her a scream queen.

It was back in the 1980s that the term “scream queen” rose to prominence, and it was a label that was soon bestowed upon any actress who made a mark in the horror genre. Of course, Jamie Lee Curtis became THE “scream queen” of the ’80s, but countless actresses from Heather Langenkamp to Linnea Quigley were labeled the same way. And in the wake of Re-Animator, Barbara Crampton became horror royalty herself; she can almost always be found, to this day, on website listings of the best “scream queens” of all time. But it’s a term Crampton is not a fan of.

Earlier this week, Crampton took to Facebook to denounce the term, noting that “it’s overused & undervalued and diminishes the merit of what we try to do.” The post resulted in a flurry of discussion, and the website Birth. Movies. Death. gave Crampton a platform to expand upon her thoughts and dig deep into why she feels so strongly about the term being forever banished.

And really, who better than Barbara Crampton to write such a piece? Though Crampton got her start in the horror genre as a reluctant “scream queen,” she has in recent years shown her versatility as an actress in films like You’re Next, We Are Still Here, and this year’s Beyond the Gates. She has transcended the reductive label – a label she never asked for in the first place.

In the must-read piece, Crampton writes:

This moniker of Scream Queen is limiting in description and also limiting in its ability to reveal that these actresses are more than the sum of the strain of their vocal cords. For many, like myself, it has cemented a career in a beloved genre, yet for some it has also reduced the roles they are offered in other genres, having pigeonholed them to one sort of film work.

Being a Scream Queen implies that you’re good at two things: howling at the top of your lungs and being a woman. Simply being known as a decent actor who just happens to love genre films is far more satisfying, and far less condescending.

We strongly encourage you to read Barbara Crampton: Don’t Call Me a Scream Queen over on Birth. Movies. Death., which includes insight not just from Crampton but also horror pals like Bill Moseley, Edgar Wright, Neill Marshall, Stuart Gordon, and Heather Langenkamp.

We’d love to know how you feel about the term “scream queen.” Sound off below.

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127 Comments
  • Cody

    I guess I always assumed the term Scream Queen DID mean a frequent/regular star of the genre, not because the actress screams a lot. lol.

    • Barbara Crampton

      I think it’s too simplistic, reductive and a crass catch all phrase.. Just think about it.. Thank you all.. I’m not trying to inflame.. Xx

      • Cheshire TrollCat

        It’s very simplistic and crass. I believe a better term would be “A legitimized, female, empowered, loudly speaking, non-conforming genre survivor”. Please run with this. I have a great feeling LFELSNGS will take off.

        • Joe Brick (TGOL)

          Yes keep up the good trolling, lol.

          • Cheshire TrollCat

            I identify as an attack helicopter. Recognize my pronouns.

  • “Being a Scream Queen implies that you’re good at two things: howling at the top of your lungs and being a woman.”

    1. Yes it implies you are a women. BUT it’s not in a sexist or derogatory way, so I’m very disappointed she mentioned this as a reason.

    2. “…howling at the top of your lungs” – This seems to be taking the term way too literal.

    I will agree it can be overused, especially if an actress is in like two horror/genre movies and gains such a label. But I’ve never seen it used as an insult.

    • Barbara Crampton

      Some have and I do understand that many don’t and that it is an endearing term but others have listened with understanding to my thoughts.. I’m just asking for that..

      • I understand, society is all about labels and labeling these days, so it’s 100% fair to not want to be thrown into some camp beyond your control. I definitely understand that!

        My main quibble is bringing sex into it and implying it’s an insult simply because the term identifies as a female.

  • Alex Warburton

    Uh oh, looks like it’s time for the horror genre to get politically correct now because she says so.

    • Barbara Crampton

      I’m asking people to take a look at the moniker.. Keep using it if you’d like.

    • J Jett

      Alex the term “politically correct” or “pc” seems to be used by unintelligent people who have no real understanding of what they are talking about.

      • Lirabelle

        Don’t follow them down that road of generalizing, Jett. You’re better than that.

  • Rohan Sorensen

    Why is she insulting the best genre for women? There is a reason there isn’t the term ‘final girl’ and not ‘final guy’. Women kick ass in horror, and now she’s trying to say that she’s better than the genre? You are famous for being in horror, deal with it.

    • Andrew Lyall

      She’s not. She calls horror a “beloved genre” in the quote included in this auricle. Try reading her words to get a handle on what she is actually saying.

    • John Squires

      I think you’ve totally missed the point here.

      • Rohan Sorensen

        Oh no I got the point. She wants attention, so she makes a ‘PC’ comment saying the term scream queen is out of date, and goes to the comment section of a horror fan site and replies to every single comment on here.

        • Johnny

          Dude. Go cry elsewhere.

          • Rohan Sorensen

            Oh please, you know I’m right, and I’m not the one who’s crying, she is.

        • Garbageface

          Man, it must be weird to get so upset about whether or not someone you don’t know personally doesn’t like a term that you like.

    • Barbara Crampton

      My reply to this is above.. Put it in the wrong box..I never said I was better than the genre.. Please do not alter my meaning

      • Angela M Campany

        You were great in Young and the Restless too !

      • Rohan Sorensen

        Why are you trying to get rid of the term? Scream queen is used as a compliment by fans to much loved actresses in the genre. It’s usually embraced, but I guess you have to be ‘different’

        • Barbara Crampton

          Lots of comments from others after the article agreeing with me. So I’m not being different. Saying something a lot of people/ actors/ directors/ producers think.. X Did you even read it?

          • Rohan Sorensen

            They agree with you because for some reason you decided to go to the comments and correct everyone’s opinion. ‘Oh my god a real actress is commenting on here, I’m going to agree and hope she pays attention to me’ I think you are awesome. I love every movie you are in. I call you a scream queen because I think you are a fantastic actress who is in my favorite genre. Why are you making it an issue? What do you think is a better term?

          • J Jett

            Rohan, you confirmed it then. either English is not your native language and are confused on what is being said in these comments or reading comprehension most definitely is not your thing. no where is Barbara going around correcting anyone’s opinions. not only are you rude but you’re a dick too. actually thank you for making that clear to everyone here (you know those who actually don’t have reading comprehension problems like you do).

          • Rohan Sorensen

            J Jett, have you looked at the comments? She’s done it three times, then made her own comment. Thank you for making it clear that you are the one who can’t read, dick.

          • Khy

            Keeping with the Christmas spirit and all, I won’t annihilate you- so heed my advice; Fuck off.
            It’s not a big deal. You’ve made your point. Leave.

          • Rohan Sorensen

            You won’t annihilate me? Fuck off? What’s your problem? This is point counterpoint madame. We make arguements and try to avoid obscenities. I only said one when the poster before said one. Make your arguement if you like, and give reasons and facts, not threats.

          • Joe Brick (TGOL)

            Are you seriously going to use vulgarities to prove that your a Forum Queen, the only thing I see getting annihilated is your ability to act like a decent human being.

          • Joe Brick (TGOL)

            JJ show some class, putting down others because their opinions differ from yours, name calling and profanity just shows how out of touch you are, this is why we have forums.
            Open discussions with everyone able to express their opinions.
            Time for you to grow a little, although quite frankly I think that might be a struggle for someone like you

        • Jon

          Agreed. It’s not meant as a derogatory term. It’s a badge of honour

          • Rohan Sorensen

            Exactly. Screaming is not a bad thing. It takes skill to really scream. To scream is to connect to the audience who’s prime goal in going to see a horror movie is to in fact scream, regardless of gender. When someone screams in a horror movie, especially during the discovery phase, they probably scream in unison with the audience, establishing a connection. This is why we love horror, and this is why people like Barbara are called scream queens. You are the queen of our screams.

    • J Jett

      nothing in what Barbara wrote says or implies that she feels she is better than the genre. not one thing. is reading comprehension not your thing, Rohan?

    • lupe

      the best genre for women? how?

      • Rohan Sorensen

        Did you read the whole comment or just the first line?

  • Creepshow

    I read an article about Insidious 4 the other day, and the ass-clown writer called Lin Shaye a scream queen. The woman is in her seventies for christ sakes. Such a stupid label.

    • Khy

      lmao

    • Barbara Crampton

      I hope journalists will come up with other ways to describe us..

      • Saturn

        Scream Empress?

      • Cheshire TrollCat

        I know! I can’t believe they are assuming your gender as well. What if you wanted to be a scream king? It will only get worse under Trump.

  • Khy

    Very much out dated.

    • Barbara Crampton

      And used so often which has rendered it meaningless

    • Barbara Crampton

      Yeah.. Out dated I think..

    • Joe Brick (TGOL)

      So is life, been around forever, should we change that because Its outdated, lol.

      Your opinions are outdated.

      • Khy

        Yes, lets compare a phrase to something like life. *Eye roll*. You are mentally limited. Not that serious.

  • Barbara Crampton

    Not insulting the genre. I love the genre. I think it’s time for a language upgrade as many others working in the genre today do too in their comments after the original article. Something I hope we will continue to talk about.. Hopefully in a positive way.

    • Angela M Campany

      “The ” Barbara Crampton ?! Oh my god, i am in awe !

      • J Jett

        Angela, same here! i’ve been a big fan of Barbara Crampton’s for many years! she’s wonderful!

        • Joe Brick (TGOL)

          So do you actually agree with her opinion or are you just agreeing because of fandom.
          See I’m a one who happily disagrees with the Scream Queen downgrade.

    • Khy

      I just like to think of actresses in the horror genre as actresses. I never understood why brand people with that out-dated shallow title. I totally understand Barbara.

      • Barbara Crampton

        I’m glad…! Xx

        • Johnny

          Hello Miss Crampton. Are there any upcoming projects we should keep our eyes peeled for?

        • Joe Brick (TGOL)

          Much love, respect your career, just can’t agree that being a Scream Queen is not respectful, keep making great movies the rest takes will care of itself

    • Angela M Campany

      Good luck with your films in 2017 Barbara !

      • Barbara Crampton

        Cheers! Thank you

        • Angela M Campany

          Sure hun !

    • J Jett

      Barbara, you are a fantastic actress and i hope to continue seeing you in many many movies to come! 🙂

      • Barbara Crampton

        Thank you. Very happy and grateful to be working again.. Especially to still be in the horror genre.

    • REC03

      Barbara you are a national treasure. Lovely inside and out. I would love
      to see you do a reoccurring character on Ash vs. Evil Dead or maybe
      even Fox’s The Exorcist if it comes back. Horror or not horror i would
      watch you in anything. Oh and Sun Choke looks so good, can’t wait to see
      it.

      • Saturn

        Or a sequel tv show to the 80’s Re-Animator movies……

    • umaneo

      Barbara you are awesome. Your performance in We Are Still Here was so touching.

    • Neon Maniac

      Barbara, thank you so much for saying this! You’re an incredible actress and far, far more than a set of lungs!

    • Jon

      I see nothing wrong with being known as a “Scream Queen” It’s a title that you should hold with great honour and joy. Remember a label doesn’t define you as an artist. You do! Your drive, determination and acting abilities will do that for you. People get too carried away with certain types of words that they feel pigeon holes them. So what?!? At least you are known for something that you care about and passionate about! What really matters is your work and your pursuit of happiness. Labels are for humans to make sense of the world and the people in them. That doesn’t mean that is you as a whole! If that word belittles your efforts or makes you feel not as worthy, then it’s your burden and you have allowed the word more power than it needs. You are a scream queen!!! Be proud and shout it through the roof!!

      • Garbageface

        YOU SHOULDN’T FEEL THE WAY YOU FEEL ABOUT THIS THING THAT BOTHERS YOU. I LIKE IT SO YOU SHOULD LIKE IT, TOO

    • Warmest greetings from russian fans community, Mrs Crampton.
      We’re sending all our love to You and we are totally agree: actors are more than their roles.
      Thnx for Your talent, Your beauty and Your bold stance.
      Stay Puft ♥♥♥

  • J Jett

    i agree w/ Barbara. i’ve always liked her and i thought she was great in YOU’RE NEXT & WE ARE STILL HERE (i very much like both films).

    • Saturn

      They are 2 of my favourite movies of the last 5 years.
      Both great movies.

    • Joe Brick (TGOL)

      Obviously you need to see her earlier movies when she was cast in a number of extremely good cult classic horror movies.
      Barbara has been in more than just horror movies, I remember her from her days onThe Bold and Beautiful.

  • Stoibs

    Just shut up. Oh no! People refer to some actresses with an endearing moniker! No!!!!!! Our lives are so good in the west that this is what we complain about. We are such pussies.

    • Khy

      And you complaining about people complaining makes you less of a “pussy”?
      Silly twit.

      • Stoibs

        Yes. Yes it does.

        • Johnny

          No, it really doesn’t.

          • Stoibs

            Yes, it really does.

      • J Jett

        Khy, well said.

      • Joe Brick (TGOL)

        Khy you seem to value opinions wonderfully well if their your own, this is an open forum where people can openly express their opinions, you show a real lack of mentality when this becomes apparent.

        • Khy

          Nope, I just don’t value opinions of those who are making this a big deal. Barbara doesn’t like the term and she explained why. Last I checked she’s not going to Congress to have whoever says the word “Scream Queens” locked up and thrown in jail. That’s how you and many other twits here are acting.

  • splatterhead4ever

    It sucks being pigeonholed. I’ve played in a metal band for over 20 years. To get a gig, I’ve been told to play heavier or lighter depending on which big band we were going to open for. That being said, I LOVE the tv show Scream Queens. And Emma Roberts is not a one trick pony and Jamie Lee Curtis isn’t either. Love you Barbara and this a great topic but I have never once thought of you as a scream queen and it sucks if other people have and it’s hurt you in anyway.

  • lion7718

    I’ve never thought the term Screen Queen meant anything good or bad. When I hear it I instantly think of Horror, for me that’s a good thing. Now Final Girl is becoming popular, maybe in 10-20 years someone will complain about that.

    I had more to say, but it just doesn’t come out the way I want to say it…and I don’t want to come off sounding like an ass 😉

    • Saturn

      Final Non Linear Gender Fluid certainly has a nice ring to it.

  • Lirabelle

    …Ok.

  • Jennifer Mccarthy

    Dear Barbara, thank you. Thank you for sharing your talents with us. Thank you for being an intelligent voice and continuing to work in an awesome if somewhat flawed genre. Thank you for this insightful and thought provoking article. Sometimes when we share our thoughts, the ripple effect can become bigger than we imagined. I hope this discussion can create some genuine change.

    • Tetra-Gramaton-Cleric

      How, exactly, is a genre “somewhat flawed”?

      What does that even mean?

      Are you positing that the horror genre is fundamentally flawed from the outset, regardless of content, thrust or the underlying thematic intent?

      • Jennifer Mccarthy

        Nothing is perfect. I was referring more to the industry than than the genre per se. Horror in particular is known for portraying women in a way that is often viewed as misogynistic regardless of the original intent. And women in the industry often suffer very real mistreatment. Barbara Crampton’s article does an excellent job of opening a discussion about this.

  • Liam

    Must have missed the whole part of a Scream Queen now being non-gender specific. I believe both the TV show and an upcoming documentary (about Nightmare On Elm Street 2) address this. Scream Queens – it’s not just for women anymore. Losen up.

    • the usual suspect

      Omg blah blah blah… scream queen is a women thing. Plain and simple.

      • Liam

        Whatever helps you sleep at night, knuckledragger.

        • Fr0gg0

          Well, it is. I’ve never heard anyone call a male a “scream queen”. Maybe a drag queen.

          • Biscoito18

            That’s true. I’ve seen a male called a “final girl” like Doug from “The Hills have eyes” remake, but never heard of a male scream queen lol

          • Liam

            You should get out more.

    • BloodyDisgusted

      This isn’t Huffington Post, get the fuck out of here.

      • Liam

        Right. Because *I’M* the one being knee jerk…

  • Cheshire TrollCat
  • Joe Brick (TGOL)

    Classical marketing ploy set up by Barbara’s PR and management team to draw attention and get her some exposure, hey I’m still around doesn’t your next cheapie need a struggling actress!
    Lol brilliant really this is why I’ll always love her

    • Joe Brick (TGOL)

      Joking about the struggling cliche, she really is a Scream Queen Icon.

    • John Squires

      Couldn’t be more wrong, Joe. This all started with a tweet Barbara posted. Birth Movies Death reached out to her, as did we, to expand further on her tweet. Not a marketing ploy. Just a discussion she wanted to have. A discussion we agreed should be had. That’s all.

      • Joe Brick (TGOL)

        Yes all well and good but at the end of the day she has a lot of respecting fans who love their Scream Queens, to us a Scream Queen is an actress who can be A NUMBER OF THINGS in a movie just not a good screamer, not that a good screamer in a horror movie is undervalued.
        It to me more reflects an actress that has been in a number of successful horror films over a career and equally as important and not to dissimilar to the Final Girl tag that is widely used in the horror films of today.
        So respect to the article and to her opinion and appreciate the fact that It’s only a movie.

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  • marklola12 .

    she is such a crap actress

    • Tetra-Gramaton-Cleric

      She’s really not and sincerely, there is no call for such overt rudeness given her willingness to actually come into this forum and discuss her position.

      Show a bit of class.

      • Lee Farmer

        You must be out of your mind kid.

        • Tetra-Gramaton-Cleric

          In requesting that we all be civil and respectful?

          Apparently.

          And I’m 41; hardly a “kid.”

    • Joe Brick (TGOL)

      Sorry dude, with all due respect to your opinion she definitely isn’t a lousy actress, just a clever one. Shhh

    • Red Right Return

      She’s a great actress and one of my favorites. You couldn’t be more wrong.

  • Tetra-Gramaton-Cleric

    I’ve always associated the term “Scream Queen” as being a general and broad demarcation of an actress who enjoys a significant body of work within the genre or who made an indelible mark in such films with a particularly iconic or notable performance.

    I certainly never associated it with a reductive exercise where such a label facilitated the distillation of an actress and her talent into screams and wide-eyed panic. If that’s the general notion of what the label entails by those who bear it, perhaps it should be stricken from the vernacular entirely.

    That said, I would be interested to see how other prominent actors such as Jamie Lee Curtis feel about the issue and if they share similar derision for the label.

    Regardless, Mrs. Crampton has made it clear she has no desire to continue being referred to as such so at the very least people should respect her wishes and strike her name from the pantheon of actresses referred to as “Scream Queens.”

    • Joe Brick (TGOL)

      If this gets her more people knocking on her door good for her, she made a living and landed a lot of roles from being labelled a Scream Queen, I just think way to go for them using this to their advantage to keep her in the spotlight, bet she won’t knock back any role requiring a Scream Queen if one comes up.

    • Joe Brick (TGOL)

      Dude relax, the world needs its Scream Queens!

    • Saturn

      Well Jamie Lee is in a show called Scream Queens, so I guess she doesn’t mind. And in all fairness she has always cited her gratitude that horror movies got her started – unlike some of seem embarrassed by it.
      Jamie Lee Curtis – not a Scream Queen, but a Scream Legend.

  • BloodyDisgusted

    Well all of those washed up D-list movie stars need some sort of distinction to exploit for their own financial gain and ego, they wouldn’t be able to survive or feed their family otherwise. On an unrelated note, did you guys know Felicia Rose isn’t dead, and she is still trying to act in movies today? What a hoot.

  • Biscoito18

    Barbara, I think I understand what you trying to do. You, better than most people here, knows that the term “scream queens” is beloved by horror fans. For us, its a huge honor given only to female actress because they’ve always been the biggest star of the genre. A actress that get this title have a special place in our hearts as a horror fan.

    BUT, to the rest of the world, we know that these actress struggle to get a role in another genre. Neve Campbell always talked about it. Adrienne King too. Jamie Lee Curtis made it out the genre, that’s why I think she doesn’t care be called a scream queens TODAY.

    We know that every actor or actress is stereotyped by his/her biggest role, regardless of the genre, and thats so wrong, because they could do so much if given the chance. That’s why we should look in this term, even if its a good thing for us. The world is not only us.

    In the end, it would be MUCH better for us, horror fans, if an actor or actress could play several roles in horror movies and not be hold “hostage” by this term as a forever horror’s property, because a lot more of actor and actress would be interested in roles in horror movies without this fear.

    For me, you will always be a scream queen because that’s a honor title for me, but I will refrain myself to use this term nowadays because I believe it will benefit the horror genre in the future to go more mainstream.

  • Biscoito18

    Barbara, I think I understand what you trying to do. You, better than most people here, knows that the term “scream queens” is beloved by horror fans. For us, its a huge honor given only to female actress because they’ve always been the biggest star of the genre. A actress that get this title have a special place in our hearts as a horror fan.

    BUT, to the rest of the world, we know that these actress struggle to get a role in another genre. Neve Campbell always talked about it. Adrienne King too. Jamie Lee Curtis made it out the genre, that’s why I think she doesn’t care be called a scream queens TODAY.

    We know that every actor or actress is stereotyped by his/her biggest role, regardless of the genre, and thats so wrong, because they could do so much if given the chance. That’s why we should look in this term, even if its a good thing for us. The world is not only us.

    In the end, it would be MUCH better for us, horror fans, if an actor or actress could play several roles in horror movies and not be hold “hostage” by this term as a forever horror’s property, because a lot more of actor and actress would be interested in roles in horror movies without this fear.

    For me, you will always be a scream queen because that’s a honor title for me, but I will refrain myself to use this term nowadays because I believe it will benefit the horror genre in the future to go more mainstream.

    • Muscle Struts

      Horror has been mainstream for decades now, it’s not an obscure genre. Look how much money Paranormal Activity made, or the Alien movies. Hell, the Universal Monster movie films are usually what most people think of when it comes to old-timey black and white films. Hitchcock’s horror films, and the Hannibal movies usually make a lot too, and are adored by critics as well.

      It’s also not the fault of fans if an actor can’t transition into another genre. There are too many factors that can prevent that. It’s not like we bombard prospective casting agents with “DON’T YOU DARE CAST JAMIE LEE CURTIS OR BARBARA CRAMPTON INTO THIS NON-HORROR MOVIE”

  • Justin McGill

    while it says SCREAM.. I never took it as an honorific based on the decibel or even ABILITY to scream.. and even denoting it in that fashion is rather disingenuous at best… It should be translated as SCREAM (genre, not the act) and QUEEN.. the highest order of female royalty.

    I think the term Scream Queen was made just because the women are generally the victims and not really the killer.. but MOST if not all .. in fact almost ALL of the “Scream Queens” I can think of.. didn’t actually SCREAM and were ususally the ASS KICKERS.. I can’t remember Adrienne King, Amy Steele, Jamie Lee or Langenkamp evre SCREAMING.. usually the screaming was done by those that were grist for the mill VICTIMS who didn’t make it very far into the film and died quickly…

    So I can respect her opinion.. although I do tend to think she looks on the term as derogatory and not an honor.. It just notes success and the top of a field in a particular genre. Sadly horror as a genre is not one that has led to oppotunities in other arenas.. although even the most podunk indie actres who breaks out eventually will be offered a role in a genre HORROR film.. Jennifer Lawrence for example.. started in smaller indie flicks.. ended up before her BIG breakout in House at the End of the Street.. sadly its horror is almost thought of as just a jumping pad to BETTER genres.. like dramas.. and movies with hugh special fx. I think this is more a failing in people not appreciating the place of the GENRE and thinking only boring stodgy films in funny clothes with accents, of the big new ACTION comic movie are the only real “respectable” films… cause that’s where the major money is. Until that thinking itself changes in both the films.. and people seeing them I think we’ll still see this perception of the genre in general.

    • Saturn

      I may get flack for this, but I personally don’t consider Adrienne King, Amy Steele or Heather Langenkamp as Scream Queens – they are all really known for one role in the horror genre (aside from Steele, who aside from being in Jason 2 was also in April Fool’s Day) and haven’t done enough in the genre to actually have earned the title.

      To me, a real Scream Queen is someone like Barbara Steel – just a quick IMDB of her “selected” works shows why she deserves, arguably, to be classed as THE Scream Queen.
      She wasn’t just in a lot of horror movies, she was in a lot of great horror movies.

      Jamie Lee most definitely qualifies too.

      • Justin McGill

        I can understand that position. And you’re right they are only known for a few roles in the genre.. maybe another title is in order? And I’d say that Danielle Harris has MORE than earned her stripes as horror “royalty” although not a name oddly I see ever brought up in the conversation..

  • Mike Lawrence

    I love the term! I think anyone bestowed the honor should just embrace it! Lol

  • ZIPPY

    She has a video out where she poops in a mason jar. Not kidding.

    • art123guy

      Is this one of those hidden camera videos?

      But seriously, what movie is this you speak of? I’m not into poop, just curious.

  • Halloween_Vic

    Well she’s not a Scream queen regardless. Jaime Lee Curtis and Neve Campbell are the true scream queens so that title definitely does not pertain to miss Crompton.

    • Saturn

      – yup, to me, she qualifies.

      So Neve Campbell : Scream 1-4 The Craft, The Canterville Ghost, The Dark and an episode of Are You Afraid Of The Dark is a Scream Queen but Barbara Cramptom : Re-Animator, Chopping Mall, From Beyond, Castle Freak, You’re Next, Tales Of Halloween, Lords Of Salem, Trancers 2, Puppet Master, We Are Still Here isn’t?

      Gotta call you out on this one Vic – but Barbara most definitely qualifies as a Scream Queen – much more so than Neve in my eyes. Just because someone stars in an extremely popular franchise (and somewhat begrudgingly it has seemed at time) doesn’t automatically qualify them. Now, if she had starred in several other genre pics (or several other iconic movies aside from Scream) then perhaps…..

      *****ducks*****

  • horrormaker

    To me, Scream Queen sound like a title in the porno industry.

    • Saturn

      Nah, Gore Whore is more like it.

  • Saturn

    Isn’t it about time that we had a slasher movie called Scream Queenz which deals with a bunch of drag artists being stalked by a psychotic trans-gendered person?
    And then in the sequel the killer can stalk a bunch of Social Justice Warriors – killing them all with a flame thrower, to prove that they ain’t special little snow flakes?

    • Jencendiary

      Does someone need a safe space from critique of their preferred genre? Bless your fragile little heart.

      • Saturn

        I don’t need a safe space.
        I’m big and bold enough to express my opinions, and accept others, without needing Professor Lefties approval.

  • tbaio

    Too bad for her. Scream Queens are beautiful & perform well in multiple horror movies. She fits that bill perfectly.

  • “She’s an ACTING LEGEND.” LMAO!! Ummm, I guess my criteria for ‘legend’ status is a bit more REALISTIC than most peoples’ criteria. Starring in a cult B level horror movie from 30 years ago HARDLY qualifies for legend status in my eyes, LOL! That fact that ANYONE knows who she is should suffice for this woman, but instead she wants to take what little popularity she has and try to PLAY THE VICTIM to get more popularity. Her pleas that calling no name nobodies scream queens is DEMEANING is ridiculous. She’s taking herself WAY too seriously for someone who has made a career out of playing bit parts in B movies. Your job is making believe and getting sprayed with fake blood, yet she talks like she is Joan of Arc fighting for some cause. GET REAL. Quit taking yourself so seriously and enjoy your job already you anonymous Bitch…

  • Jencendiary

    Masculinity fragile af in this thread.

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