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Title:   Something to Scream About
Director:   Jason Paul Collum
Year:   2003
Genre:   Documentary
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   11.05.06

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Date Viewed Venue Note
11.05.06DVRThis Screening is part of event: DVRfest 2006
Ahh, glorious day three of DVRfest 2006. Tonight's lineup is one more cinematic orgy of fun to hold me over until the next DVRfest. I've got all kinds of stuff on deck, all culminating in a midnight horror triple feature to keep me going all night! Will I make it? Shit yeah! Let's get going!

Continuing from last night's Russ Meyer bill, I thought it would be good to start today off with a doc about the old b-movie scream queens. Well that's not really right. Most of the women interviewed in this TV doc are not old; most are still working in crappy new b-movies instead of the cult-favorited old b-movies. A few of the icons show up (the girl from Night of the living Dead, a few girls from Slumber Party Massacre, the girl from Sleepaway Camp), but earned their pedigrees from Troma or Full Moon movies... And then there's Julie Strain, who gives the best interview but is also probably the least qualified to be there. I would've thought this documentary would have at least one clip of one person screaming but I guess not.

Still, it goes into the different issues of being a hot actress working in low-budget horror movies... nudity, money, conventions, stalkers, etc. Some are pretty cynical, some are still enthusiastic. All of them swear they do it for the art. All of them are still attractive in some way or another. I think it's such a huge difference between low budget horror nowadays (digital video, bad lighting in some guy's crappy hollywood apartment) and low-budget horror 10, 20, or 30 years ago.

Anyway, moving on... time for a noir.
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