What Makes a Scream Queen? FANGORIA’s CASUALTY FRIDAY Weighs In

The term scream queen is more controversial than you might expect. The label is actually hotly debated in the horror community, mostly because it is unclear as to what exactly defines a scream queen.

Is it the sheer number of movies made (Tiffany Shepis)? The iconic nature of the movies themselves (Sigourney Weaver, Jamie Lee Curtis, Felissa Rose)? Perhaps the willingness to bare your breasts on camera (Linnea Quigley)? 

These questions are explored in detail by horror favorites and hosts of FANGORIA’s CASUALTY FRIDAY, Kane Hodder, Tiffany Shepis, and Felissa Rose. All of whom lend their two cents on the topic.

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Along the way, Tiffany and Felissa, discuss the pros and cons of being a scream queen, the woes of being a final girl, and they even weigh in on which iconic male slasher they would portray if the roles were gender-reversed in a remake! 

So what exactly defines a scream queen? Listen to the episode and decide for yourself! Episode 4 is live on Apple PodcastsSpotify, and everywhere you listen. Don’t forget to subscribe today!

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Written by Nick Taylor

Nick Taylor is a producer and journalist specializing in horror cinema. With a background in marketing and PR, in addition to writing for Dread Central Nick hosts a horror-filmmaking podcast called The Nick Taylor Horror Show. The interview-style podcast explores the techniques, strategies, and key pieces of advice for aspiring horror filmmakers, straight from the minds of some of the latest and greatest names in horror today (Joe Dante, Mick Garris, William Lustig, Joe Bob Briggs + more).

Nick is currently producing a documentary on Steve Johnson while working on Zombie Road, a feature-length immersive zombie movie on the Oculus Rift platform that integrates film & real actors into a cinematic video game platform in virtual reality.

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