Scream Queens on the Silver Screen: Who’s the Best?

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Simply because it’s not Halloween doesn’t mean we’ve forgotten about horror. In fact, binge-watching so many slashers, urban legends, and monster features has made us realize how little time we devote to appreciating the movies’ top actresses like Jamie Lee Curtis, who is one of the numerous scream queens who have distinguished the genre for decades. Although many claim that the actual stars of the horror film genre are the villains, who are you truly pulling for towards the conclusion of the movie if not the female lead character? You can confidently bet on PlayAmo casino that these scream queens will survive the ending of the horror flick. 


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Heather Langenkamp 

Nancy Thompson, who squared up against Freddy Krueger in “A Nightmare on Elm Street” as well as the third film in the series, is Heather Langenkamp’s best-known role. After reuniting with the departed Wes Craven for 1989’s “Shocker,” Langenkamp’s chaacter faced Robert Englund’s charred boogeyman for one last time in the director’s postmodern return to the series, Wes Craven’s “New Nightmare,” although as a fictional version of herself.


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Samara Weaving

This Australian model and actress got her first glimpse of the spooky with a minor but unforgettable recurring role on the first season of “Ash Vs. Evil Dead.” From the “Mayhem” to the satanic “The Babysitter” trilogy on Netflix to her stunning main performance as a newlywed who just married into the wrong family in “Ready or Not,” Samara Weaving’s roles only became larger and bloodier.

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Sarah Michelle Gellar 

Samara Weaving’s quick climb to Scream Queen status brings to mind Sarah Michelle Gellar, who rose to fame thanks to “I Know What You Did Last Summer,” “Scream 2,” and the series version of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” She’d go on to star in the 2004 American remake of “The Grudge,” as well as its 2006 sequel “The Return,” a supernatural thriller filmed in the same year.


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Neve Campbell 

Neve Campbell, who had a regular part on “House of Cards” and portrayed The Rock’s wife in “Skyscraper” hasn’t had many major horror roles recently. All that changed when she graced the screen in the genre that made her a celebrity with “Scream 5.” Plus, getting to play Sidney Prescott for yet another time is a nice compensation for missing out on the 2020 sequel to “The Craft,” her other most renowned (and spooky) thriller from 1996.


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Linda Blair

Although it is now unthinkable, Linda Blair, then a teenager, was nominated for an Academy Award in 1973 for “The Exorcist,” which was widely regarded as the scariest film ever by many fans. Her future career revolved around revisiting her part as Regan MacNeil in “Exorcist II: The Heretic,” making a mockery of it in the 1990 comedy “Repossessed,” and appearing in innumerable more B-movies, the greatest of which was an uncredited cameo as a reporter in “Scream.”