Poison Ivy (1992)
Five showbiz anniversaries for May 8th as mood boosters
2009 Julia opens in limited release in the Us. It's arguably Tilda Swinton's greatest performance and also as against-type as it comes for the actress who was surprised Erick Zonca thought of her for the motor-mouthed titular sociopath. If you haven't seen it, what in the universe are you waiting for?
In its honor today: Do something totally atypical today, surprise yourself!
1992 Poison Ivy opens in theaters, serving as Drew Barrymore's buzzy "comeback"... yet she was only 17 years old. Child stars grow up fast, y'all...
As a child of the '90s, I grew up consuming a lot of pop culture about girls my age or just a bit older. Although tomboys have been a part of TV, movies and books, it felt like most of my favorite things to re-watch or re-read had one among them. At the time, of course, I had no idea why that was, especially considering I was not a tomboy myself. But now it's very clear to me I was hardcore crushing on these girls and, in some cases, my unknowing gaydar was not far off.
Roberta, Now and Then
Christina Ricci played a softball-loving tough chick who taped her boobs down and wasn't afraid to throw a punch if a boy disrespected her. I was so mad Christina kissed Devon Sawa, as were all my other girl friends,
February was Women in Horror Recognition Month and there are plenty of women that we recognize in horror year round.
Consider the “Scream Queens” we all know and love—Michelle Bauer, Janet Leigh, Jamie Lee Curtis, Linnea Quigley, Marilyn Burns, Elsa Lanchester, Brinke Stevens, Camille Keaton, Sybil Danning, Ingrid Pitt, Barbara Steele, Fay Wray, and Beverly Garland.
But there are countless other women, actresses, writers, directors, who you may not know and don’t get proper recognition.
Here's a short list of some female directors that deserve to be mentioned.
Barbara Peters - Humanoids From The Deep (1980)
Katt Shea - Stripped To Kill (1987), Dance Of The Damned (1988), Poison Ivy (1992)
Ida Lupino - The Hitch Hiker (1953)
Elizabeth Fies - The Commune (2009)
Jennifer Chambers Lynch - Boxing Helena (1993)
Fran Robel Kuzui - Buffy The Vampire Slayer 1992)
Kei Fujiwara - Organ (1996)
Antonia Bird - Ravenous (1999)
Jen and Sylvia Soska
In "Big Miracle," Drew Barrymore plays a Greenpeace activist who's leading a national effort to save three whales (named Fred, Wilma and Bam Bam, by the way) who are trapped under the ice. In honor of the tears of anger, frustration and eventually joy that she sheds throughout her noble crusade, Vulture has put together a montage of cryin' Drew from over the years (a sort of companion piece to the one starring Julianne Moore from a couple of years ago).
For the record, Drew apparently didn't cry at any point in "Donnie Darko," "Whip It" or the two "Charlie's Angels" films. But that might be it as far as "dry" Drew movies (although it looks like she's only almost about to cry in "Firestarter"). And we know for a fact that she
Here are 11 movies you can find for your viewing (dis)pleasure this holiday.
Amanda Bearse in Fright Night
The actress played a teen named Amy Peterson in the 1985 original. She gets turned into a vampire, but is able to turn back into herself after the cure is discovered. Amanda came out eight years later — as a lesbian, not a vampire.
Portia de Rossi in Scream 2
Portia played a bitchy sorority sister in the 1997 sequel to the very successful Scream. She doesn't last too long, but she steals the scenes she's in with some sassy insults.
Sara Gilbert and Drew Barrymore in Poison Ivy
....and we all know what that means. Yep, it’s time for BleedFest, the monthly film festival showcasing independent female filmmakers and their work. Established by badass maverick filmmakers Elisabeth and Brenda Fies, BleedFest opened in L.A. July of 2010 and a few months later became a monthly staple on the film festival circuit. According to the festival’s website, “BleedFest fetes the women who love writing, producing, directing, and watching badass genre movies.” Those genres include horror, fantasy, sci-fi, erotica, action, western and exploitation (but Not of women).
The goal of BleedFest is to raise awareness of the talented female genre filmmakers who are being ignored by the Boy’s Club of Hollywood…..and there are many. The award given out at the festival is called the Inanna, named for the ancient Sumerian goddess of love, war, lust and fertility. The Innanna Certificate Award is given
From the Press Release
Katt Shea, the director who empowered a generation of up and coming female directors with such hit movies as Poison Ivy, Stripped to Kill and The Rage: Carrie II, has just announced that she has cast Erik Fellows in her remake of Dance of the Damned.
Erik Fellows, who got his start in the horror entertainment field with such efforts as Mustang Sally (aka Mustang Sally's Horror House) and Monster Mania, broke out to appear in a
She decided to revisit her own film "because the concept has the potential to resonate with a new generation of moviegoers."
Shea added: "Dance of the Damned is about the human condition. It's a universal concept that's timeless and has the ability to engage viewers in a unique way through a film that combines elements of horror and drama."
In the original version, a vampire follows his instincts to a strip joint where he focuses on one of the performers. He picks her for his meal because she is contemplating suicide, but he wants to share her life before taking it, and during the course of the evening they discuss their differences,
It's always a little bit disturbing when our young actors first appear in a movie that makes us realize they're growing up, especially when the movie deals with such grown-up stuff like drugs and sex and whatnot. It was somewhat disconcerting to watch Dakota Fanning become a party girl in "The Runaways," and don't get us started with Drew Barrymore in "Poison Ivy."
Chloe Moretz has certainly already embraced subversive material in her young age, having appeared as a pint-sized assassin in "Kick-Ass" and a murderous, manipulative vampire in "Let Me In." However, as it lacks the fantasy context of those two films, "Hick" looks to be Chloe's true loss of (cinematic) innocence.
"Hick" stars Chloe Moretz as Luli, a 13-year-old runaway, and Blake Lively as Glenda, her drug-addicted mentor and guardian on the road to Sin City itself.
From "Growing Pains" heartthrob Kirk Cameron to Disney superstar Miley Cyrus, we'll look back at how they got famous, and what they're up to today!
50 Greatest Teen Stars50- Matthew Broderick
Yes, and there’s nothing wrong with that. In fact, “The Roommate,” in which “Gossip Girl” star Meester plays a college student who becomes obsessed with her roommie (Kelly), promises to be another fine entry in the sub-genre of psychological thrillers we actually think of as the “Pwf” flick: Psycho White Females.
You know ‘em: those crazy movie villainesses who wreak havoc on the men, women and children (and sometimes poor, innocent bunnies) around them, usually on the heels of some brief or imagined love relationship.
In honor of “The Roommate,” we’re counting down our nine favorite PWFs who’ve come before them.
9. Erika Christensen, ‘Swimfan’ (2002)
“Fatal Attraction” for high schoolers? Check, as Christensen’s Madison is a girl who knows what, or rather who, she wants, and will go to any lengths to get him.
The troubled starlet was to make her comeback playing the famous porn star in "Inferno," but director Matthew Wilder told E! Online he could no longer wait for Lohan as she continues her treatment at the Betty Ford clinic.
"We are withdrawing our offer from Lindsay Lohan," Wilder said. "We are currently in negotiations [with another actress] and working out the legalities of bringing her onboard.
A double feature screening of director Katt Shea's Stripped to Kill and Poison Ivy hosted by FanGirlTastic at the Silent Movie Theater in Hollywood on Oct 24th, 2010 at 7:30 Pm.
Katt Shea, in a story that sounds like it could belong to one of the sexy but tough heroines in her films, rolled into Hollywood when she was only ninteen years old. After brief stints modelling and studying at UCLA, she began to work in the Corman exploitation factory/film school as an actress, but boldly cornered Roger with an idea so good that she ended up writing, and then directing it, for him. Since then, she’s crafted a career in which her “trash” has been treasured in retrospectives at classy joints like MoMA and the British Film Institute. Tonight we’ll be privileged to have Katt her in our midst to
Katt Shea, in a story that sounds like it could belong to one of the sexy but tough heroines in her films, rolled into Hollywood when she was only ninteen years old. After brief stints modelling and studying at UCLA, she began to work in the Corman exploitation factory/film school as an actress, but boldly cornered Roger with an idea so good that she ended up writing, and then directing it, for him. Since then, she’s crafted a career in which her “trash” has been treasured in retrospectives at classy joints like MoMA and the British Film Institute. Tonight we’ll be privileged to have Katt her in our midst to screen
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