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Newswire: Get Involved, Internet: Help fund scream queen Linnea Quigley’s directorial debut

20 September 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | | See recent The AV Club news »

Scream queen Linnea Quigley has been entertaining fans of trash cinema for more then 30 years, appearing in such USA Up All Night favorites as Return Of The Living Dead, Night Of The Demons, and Sorority Babes In The Slime Ball Bowl-a-Rama (a personal favorite of this writer). Now, the actress is looking to step behind the camera for the first time with the documentary Extras, a look at “people who go to extreme lengths to be in a movie.”

Quigley has set up a Kickstarter page for the project, which will feature a look at the lives of extras who aren’t necessarily looking for fame, but to simply tell people that they’ve been in a movie. The actress—who started out as an extra herself, receiving her first credit as “Barmaid” in 1975’s Wheeler—will also be talking to folks who worked their way up from ...


- Mike Vanderbilt

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Great Job, Internet!: Listen to 45 minutes of nightmarish tales from Freddy Krueger’s 1-900 number

26 July 2016 9:00 AM, PDT | | See recent The AV Club news »

Before the internet superhighway was jammed with “cam girls,” 1-900 numbers were the best way to take advantage of lonely men’s pocket books. While those numbers promising “stimulating conversation” advertised during the late-night second feature on USA Up All Night were strictly adults only, nobody wanted youngsters to feel left out of the premium-rate telephone game. Usually during syndicated weekday afternoon cartoons, commercials advertised the biggest stars of the day, just waiting to hear from you! Fans could dial up to hear (with parental permission of course) pre-recorded messages from such teen idols as The Coreys, Paula Abdul, Al Grandpa Munster, and number one ’80s heartthrob Freddy Krueger.

Yes, for $2 for the first minute and 45 cents for each additional minute, the man of your dreams would share his favorite “deadtime stories” with anyone brave enough to dial 1-900-909-fred. What a perfect way to reach out and kill »

- Mike Vanderbilt

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