From Breaking Glass Pictures, Screaming in High Heals is a cool 63 minute documentary flick focusing on 80s era scream queens Brinke Stevens, Michelle Bauer, and Linnea Quigley. The documentary is a highly entertaining look inside the lives and dreams of the actresses and how they ultimately found their way to Hollywood.
I met Brink in a convention a few years back and found her to be quite amicable. I had no idea she had a masters degree in Biology! Of the three actresses her story stands out as being unique, as she could have easily become a scientist. Actually it was her husband Dave Stevens, who was an influence in her decision, as he was an established comic book artist.
In actuality all three ladies are very well spoken and come across as being likable and fun. Linnea seems like a riot with a sardonic sense of humor. The documentary includes David Decoteau, Richard Gabai, Ken Hall, Ted Newsom, Jay Richardson, and Fred Olen Ray, all guys who worked with the actresses giving their prospective on them.
In addition to the actresses the Screaming in High Heels delves into the rise of video tape and the video stores. This ties in and reminds the viewer of the 80s direct to video market. The 80s were a far different time in low budget Hollywood, there was no internet, the budgets were ultra-low 70,000 to 80,000 dollars. There was no computer editing, and sometimes the shoots were only seven days!
Overall Screaming in High Heels is an very good look into the lives of Brink, Michelle, and Linnea, with a backdrop of 80s ideas, I rate this flick a 7.5 out of 10. The film is available from the Amazon link below.
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