Future Scream Queens?

This genre needs some new scream queens. Let’s face it, it’s been a long time since we were given Jamie Lee Curtis and Linnea Quigley and whilst the likes of Neve Campbell may have come close they never quite embraced the status as much as their eighties counterparts.

So here’s a list of potential newcomers who may offer slasher fans a little bit of eye candy in between the kills…


Twenty-two year old Los Angeles native Briana Evigan recently co-starred in the direct-to-DVD sequel S. Darko and is soon set to appear in Summit Entertainment‘s glamorous remake of The House on Sorority Row alongside fellow beauties Leah Pipes, Margo Harshman and Jamie Chung. In the role of heroine Cassidy, Evigan is forced to fight back against a vengeful killer after helping to cover up the accidental death of one of her friends.


As well as the upcoming flick The Hills Run Red, twenty three year old British born actress Janet Montgomery is takes the lead in Declan O’Brien’s promising sequel Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead, in which Montgomer’s character, Fonda, teams up with a group of dangerous killers to fight against a clan of inbred mutants.


Holding her own against Scout Taylor-Compton, Sheri Moon Zombie and Danielle Harris, twenty seven year old Angela Trimbur co-stars as Harley David in Rob Zombie’s latest venture, H2. Although her previous genre appearances include Brotherhood of Blood, the latest Halloween instalment should bring her to the attention of horror fans.


Having co-starred alongside her older sister, Kate Mara, in the 2005 slasher sequel Urban Legends: Bloody Mary, newcomer Rooney Mara is set to step into Heather Langenkamp’s shoes as Nancy Thomson, the resourceful heroine and nemesis of child murderer Freddy Krueger in Platinum Dunes‘ upcoming remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street, scheduled for a 2010 release.


Rising Canadian star Moneca Delain had already enjoyed small roles in the likes of Smallville and Battlestar Galactica when she took part in the ill-fated vampire flick Lost Boys: The Tribe. Now the twenty seven year old beauty will co-star in the highly anticipated anthology Trick ‘r Treat, which has been delayed since last year, despite promising reviews from various sites.


Twenty four year old Shantel VanSanten is set to go 3D this August when she is stalked by death itself in the latest entry in the successful Final Destination franchise. Starring alongside Krista Allen, VanSanten is no doubt set for a gruesome demise but just how much of a fight will she put up against the forces of evil?


Texan beauty Amber Heard’s prior work includes Friday Night Lights, Alpha Dog and Pineapple Express, but soon she will be facing off against a psychotic Dylan Walsh in Nelson McCormick’s update of the eighties classic The Stepfather, in which she will play the girlfriend of Penn Badgley, who has become suspicious of his charming new father.

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12 Responses to “ Future Scream Queens? ”

  1. This just pisses me off.

  2. What doesn’t? You seem negative about everything dude!

  3. She’s already a Scream Queen, but I think Tiffany Shepis will hit the big time. She’s too good not to. I love her.

  4. I feel out of the loop because I don’t recognize most of these actresses. They are all very attractive. As long as they are in good horror movies I say “bring on the new scream queens.”

  5. Tuzo, I’ve heard of Amber Heard (ha!) but she’s the only one.

    Only time will tell if they have the staying power or the desire to work primarily in horror.

  6. How about Julianna Guill who played Bree in the Friday remake? I just watched it on DVD for the first time and let me tell you, I wouldn’t mind seeing more of her. I think she’d make an excellent new scream queen.

  7. There’s another actress that’s upcoming. Her name’s Vanelle. I saw her recently in a couple of low budget-ers like Cutting Room, Survival, and Psycho Holocaust. She was at the George Romero weekend in NC, and the short film she appeared in won, and Romero was talking about her all evening.

  8. I agree with Burning Metal. Vanelle brings intensity to her roles with immense talent and beauty. “See the Dead” was successful because of what she brought to the short film so it’s no wonder Romero was talking about her all evening. She’s phenomenal in every role.

  9. I know noone liked the movie, but i really enjoyed watching Britney Snow in the Prom Night remake, not saying i loved the movie, but i think she is super Hot and i wouldnt mind seeing her in more roles :) Amber Heard get my vote for this list :) what a babe!

  10. What about Katie Cassidy? She was in the remake of Black Christmas and When a Stranger Calls she is also appearing in the upcoming remake of Nightmare on Elm Street.

  11. Thank you Nate. I skimmed the list looking to read about Katie Cassidy first and was surprised at her omission. She is the only one I’m feeling these days. I dunno but I just don’t see much spark (or genuine talent) in most of the young actresses venturing into horror.

    Regardless of how they may have felt about the status horror gave them, I think the late 90’s wave of mostly TV starlets were still some of the most talented, particularly Neve and especially Sarah Michelle Gellar – an admitted horror fan who rather embraced her place in the genre.

  12. I wish Shantel Vansanten would do more horror movies. She is a phenomenal actress, but she’s not well known unfortunately. Final Destination 3D wasn’t the best movie, but it wasn’t terrible. And all of the acting was pretty damn good.

    Amber Heard is also an amazing actress but she takes on roles that, in my opinion, are not for her. She and Shantel are absolutely gorgeous, and I hope that I’ll be seeing more of them in the future, horror or not.

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