MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 702 this week

Screaming in High Heels: The Rise & Fall of the Scream Queen Era (2011)

6.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.7/10 from 192 users  
Reviews: 2 user | 42 critic

Three actresses "accidentally" became cult horror film icons in the late 1980s and created the modern interpretation of the "Scream Queen" image.

Director:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 21 titles
created 16 Oct 2012
 
a list of 97 titles
created 02 Jan 2013
 
a list of 2199 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 60 titles
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 1562 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Screaming in High Heels: The Rise & Fall of the Scream Queen Era (2011)

Screaming in High Heels: The Rise & Fall of the Scream Queen Era (2011) on IMDb 6.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Videos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Women who have made a career out of starring in the B horror and science fiction genres are interviewed, and clips and trailers from their films are shown.

Director: Donald Farmer
Stars: Michelle Bauer, Martine Beswick, Janus Blythe
Children of the Grave (TV Movie 2007)
Documentary | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Uncovers the shocking truth, history and haunting of Ghost Children, Poltergeist Kids, Haunted Orphanages and Crybaby Bridges through untold stories of unmarked graves.

Directors: Christopher Saint Booth, Philip Adrian Booth
Stars: Keith Age, John Zaffis, Troy Taylor
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Unblinking and unsettling, this documentary lays bare a mysterious process that goes on all around us - what happens to people who die with no next of kin.

Directors: Grover Babcock, Blue Hadaegh
Documentary | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.9/10 X  

Follows the same pattern of the other Faces of Death movies. In this one we see many staged and not so staged looking deaths ranging from bungee jumping accidents and magic tricks gone bad.

Directors: John Alan Schwartz, Susumu Saegusa, and 1 more credit »
Stars: James B. Schwartz, John Zimmerman, John Alan Schwartz
Documentary | Crime | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Delving into our collective nightmares, this horror-documentary investigates the origins of our most terrifying urban legends and the true stories that may have inspired them.

Director: Joshua Zeman
Stars: Rachel Mills, Joshua Zeman
Shocking Asia (1976)
Documentary | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A documentary about asia's shocking cultures.

Director: Rolf Olsen
Faces of Death V (Video 1995)
Documentary | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3/10 X  
Director: John Alan Schwartz
Stars: Michael Carr
Documentary | History | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

SPOOKED, The Ghosts of Waverly Hills Sanatorium, documents paranormal evidence including, ORBS, EVPS, Shadow People, Ghostly Photography and video, interviews with actual patients, ghost ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Saint Booth
Stars: Christopher Saint Booth, Philip Adrian Booth, Keith Age
Documentary | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

Includes many disturbing highlights from the first three Faces of Death films, such as animal slaughtering, executions, and more.

Director: John Alan Schwartz
Stars: Michael Carr
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Jack Chandler is a private eye tracking down Samantha the runaway. In his travels, he comes across a gang of chainsaw weilding prostitutes that like to carve people up for their cult.

Director: Fred Olen Ray
Stars: Gunnar Hansen, Linnea Quigley, Jay Richardson
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

Sorority Babes worship an Imp that grants deadly wishes.

Director: David DeCoteau
Stars: Andras Jones, Linnea Quigley, Robin Stille
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: David DeCoteau
Stars: Michelle Bauer, Alberto Carapia, Brandon T Collins
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Herself
Brinke Stevens ...
Herself
Michelle Bauer ...
Herself
...
Himself
...
Himself
Kenneth J. Hall ...
Himself
Jay Richardson ...
Himself
...
Himself
Ted Newsom ...
Himself
...
Himself
Tony Brown ...
Himself - Scream Queen Fanatic
Adrian Najera ...
Himself - Board Game Fan
Jarrod Clayton Cox ...
Himself - 'Slumber Party' Fan
Edit

Storyline

Three girls living in Los Angeles, CA in the 1980s found cult fame when they "accidentally" transitioned from models to B-movie actresses, coinciding with the major direct-to-video horror film boom of the era. Known as "The Terrifying Trio," Linnea Quigley (The Return of the Living Dead), Brinke Stevens (The Slumber Party Massacre) and Michelle Bauer (The Tomb), headlined upwards of ten films per year, fending off men in rubber monster suits, pubescent teenage boys, and deadly showers. They joined together in campy cult films like Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-a-Rama (1988) and Nightmare Sisters (1987). They traveled all over the world, met President Reagan, and built mini-empires of trading cards, comic books, and model kits. Then it all came crashing down. This documentary remembers these actresses - and their most common collaborators - on how smart they were to play stupid. Written by B+Boy Productions, LLC.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A Scream Come True. See more »


Certificate:

Not Rated
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

13 August 2011 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Budget:

$50,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(original release)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Although all three girls are thought to have only appeared in two films together during the original era, they actually had appeared together as extras (usually nude) since The Man Who Wasn't There (1983) and a series of layouts and videos for Playboy magazine. See more »

Connections

References Cape Fear (1991) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A Must See for "B" Movie Fans
29 October 2012 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Screaming in High Heels: The Rise & Fall of the Scream Queen Era (2011)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

Excellent documentary that is a huge improvement over the earlier SOMETHING TO SCREAM ABOUT. The film takes a look at the careers of "B" movie actresses Linnea Quigley, Brinke Stevens and Michelle Bauer, the three who really took to being Scream Queens back in the 80s. The documentary covers how all three ended up in the business, the rise to fame and of course the video market dying down and pretty much killing their careers until recent years. All three actresses are on hand giving first hand accounts of what it was like working in these movies and we also get the likes of Fred Olen Ray, David DeCoteau and Ted Newsom who discuss more of the history of this type of cinema. It was great fun getting to look back at these movies and getting to hear about how they were made. We get some good stories about the drive-ins pretty much dying down and this gave way to video stores where the movie producers couldn't even keep up with the high demand of titles. We also get to hear about the downside of fame including stalkers as well as not being able to break into mainstream cinema. The actresses are all very open about their experiences and I can't imagine a fan of these movies being disappointed. Not only do we get clips from the actual movies but there's also some great stuff in regards to interviews the actresses did back in the day. Fans of these "B" movies will certainly want to check this one out.


5 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Contribute to This Page