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Utero

by on Mar.19, 2014, under Other Musings

Utero: An agoraphobic unwed mother finds her psyche unraveling as she becomes convinced that her unborn child is more monster than human. The independent horror production wrapped principal photography recently in Los Angeles.

Bryan Coyne is writer/director, whilst our favourite 21st Century Scream Queen, Jessica Cameron, who stars and produces this new twisted little tale of horror. We are seriously looking forward to this creepy number.

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Utero

by on Feb.21, 2014, under Other Musings

 

Looking forward to this great concept, an original idea directed by Bryan Coyne. ‘An agoraphobic unwed mother finds her psyche unraveling as she becomes convinced that her unborn child is more monster than human.’  The film has just started shooting, produced and staring Actress Jessica Cameron & Jonathan Higgins. This looks pretty awesome.
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Truth Or Dare – Pre-order

by on Dec.11, 2013, under Other Musings

Here at 365, we love to promote cool independent cinema, and who better to promote than the talented Jessica cameron. Her Directorial debut is available now and if you order it this week, you’ll get a cool limited signed print. here’s the blurb:-

JessicaGet this SIGNED and personalized in addition to my directorial debut Truth Or Dare

$25 will pre-order you the film, you will get a signed 8.5″X11″ Keep Calm poster and THIS holiday photo!!!

These are limited edition prints and Jessica Cameron will not be bringing them to any conventions or appearances, so the only way to get it is to pre-order the film.

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This is the ideal Christmas gift for any horror fan, exactly what they’d want under their tree or in their stocking.

Check out there site here!

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Truth or Dare – update

by on Oct.06, 2013, under Other Musings

Congratulations to Jessica Cameron who has just won Best Feature of Calgary Horror Con 2013 for her movie, Truth or Dare. Last month she won Best Horror Feature at the Arizona Underground Film Festival, whilst the film gained further attention when the stunning talent of the cast topped the festival’s list of Hottest Women.

There is no stopping this film, and no stopping the talent that is Jessica Cameron.

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Scream Queens: A brief history

by on Aug.20, 2013, under Other Musings

Scream Queens have been adorning our screens ever since the first celluloid was projected at our houses of cinematic holiness, through the wars of Betamax Elsa Lancasterand VHS, DVD to the glory of Blu-Ray and Hi-Def, these girls have graced our screens. From Brigitte Helm in Metropolis as the multiple contrasting roles showing lustful fun loving devil as created by the hands of man through technology and witchcraft. Elsa Lanchester was the Bride of Frankenstein, empowering the female through a role which mutilates the female form, again at the hand of man and technology but one which gives the Bride the choice of groom which she strongly refuses. Both of these characters allow the scream queen to be worshiped and glorified as figures and ultimately, the prime media promotion of the films. Does this undermine the role of the female or exploit sex to sell? The very question suggests that actresses have no choice in the roles which they choose and that they are open to be used and abused at the hands of any such film maker.

A similar role can be seen in Cronenberg’s 75 classic, Shivers(It came from Within) which depicts a biological outbreak in a luxury apartment complex, one which transforms clean cut citizens into sex crazed zombies. Lynn Lowry is our Scream Queen here, a character who owns the film from start to finish, one that oozes sex appeal. But what Cronenberg offers is a character that knows what she wants. Her opening scene suggests she is out to get her man, shows love and desire and true passion whilst those around her are almost emotionally dead until the outbreak. The finale is one of the greatest in cinematic history, as Nurse Forsythe gets her man in an intensely dramatic scene.

PussycatWhilst horror and scream queens go hand in hand, it is important to introduce the ultimate grounding of where the modern scream queen was born. Russ Meyer: a name which offers connotations of sexism and exploitation. If these terms come to mind, then go and watch one of his films as you are judging the unknown. Meyer empowers women, both in form and in character. From making films
with casts mainly made up dominantly of female leads, these are strong dramatic characters which emphasis all scales of the spectrum of human emotion, especially at a time in recent history, but even by todays standards, there are very few female dominant films across any genre. Meyer exposes the female as a sexual one, but one of intelligence, power, and danger.

The ‘80’s saw a whole array of Scream Queens grace the screens. Fred Olen Ray continues what Meyer started but bumped the whole concept up a notch by giving his girls chainsaws. Linnea Quigley and Michelle Bauer battled for the Scream Queen crown and both came out with royal accreditation. Quigley, famously remembered for the naked graveyard dance in Return of the Living Dead reinforced her crown with the 88 classic, Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers and is still actively making films.

Linnea QuigleySo, whilst all this was going on, a young director was taking a slightly different approach. Wes Craven empowers his leading actresses and has some of the prime Scream Queens of the latter 20th Century, but what differs Craven’s depiction of the female to that of Olen Ray and Meyer is that he took the all American girl-next-door, and allowed her to witness some atrocious moments of horror, to learn, grow and empower to the point of defeating the evil. This all began with ’72, Last House on the Left, although we have a slightly bleaker ending here, he followed up his concept in Hills Have Eyes, Deadly Blessing, Elm Street, and hit gold with Scream. All these films depict the lead female as an empowered champion who will defeat all challenges. Neve Campbell holds the crown here.
Whilst Craven offered us the concept origin in Last House, Tobe Hooper followed this up with a dirty little film, Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Marilyn Burns, the protagonist takes on Leatherface and all other dangers that come her way for the ultimate in female empowerment. Burns will always be my ultimate Scream Queen.

So where are we by today’s standards? Things have changed drastically over the past decade. From a Scream Queen point of view we have them overflowing out of every basic film script that has used the original design which Craven, Hooper and Meyers et al gave us. Super empowered lead females who use every inch of their toned bodies to defeat the threat, but out of this crowded green room of young talent, some Scream Queens stand out a little more than others.

Jessica CJessica Cameron has owned the crown for the past few years with super dominant roles, Hell-O-Ween, Black Dahlia Haunting and Silent Night, but has broken into the industry with her own production company and directed her debut, ‘Truth or Dare’. Cameron has seen an opening and has taken the opportunity to let her Scream Queen persona expand as one of filmmaker. There are numerous bright shining actresses battling for the recognition. Some gain the crown after a debut such as Meghan Chadeayne who looks like she will take the world by storm in her role as Barbara in Naked Zombie Girl, a short by Rickey Bird Jr. Jenny Spain was impressive in Deadgirl but looks to be stunning in American Girls, Lorenza Izzo is the girl of the moment with her amazing screen presence in Hemlock Grove. Eli Roth’s Aftershock and the Green Inferno with catapult this girl’s career and crown her Scream Queen of 2013. I’ve attempted to explain the rational behind the term Scream Queen, to emphasize that empowerment and dominant strength of character can be used alongside female form and even nudity without exposing the actress to gratuitous sexism. Giving the girl a chainsaw and showing some flesh does not account for scream queen status, but emphasis a true strong female character as a lead with a plot that indulges and realistically recognizes a demand for weapon wielding nudity is the epitome of feminism itself.

Long Live the Scream Queen!

Article first published at Invest In Zombies.

 

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Truth or Dare

by on Apr.01, 2013, under Other Musings

Six college kids find internet stardom when they make “Truth or Dare” videos with a violent twist. It’s all fun and games until their #1 fan decides to play…

This is the directorial debut from the multi-talented Scream Queen Jessica Cameron who also produces, stars in and co-wrote with writer Jonathan Higgins. Check out the fund raising page here to contribute and be a part of this little gem of a film which is gonna knock the socks of the horror industry. Due to it’s ToDindependent production nature, the aim is to make a film without the constraints which usually come with the funding from the major production houses. “Truth or Dare” is a gritty and terrifying new horror film that is guaranteed to shock and make audiences gasp. They are not making a horror film for accountants; They are making it for horror fans.

This sounds great to me. Cast includes Devanny Pinn (Black Dahlia Haunting), Heather Dorff (What they Say), Brandon Van Vliet (In Harm’s Way), Ryan Kiser (Lie), Marv Blauvelt (Psycho Street) and Jared Degado (A Christmas Scream). Take a look at the teaser below and take this opportunity to part of something new and exciting.

 

 

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Jessica Cameron – Scream Queen

by on Mar.19, 2013, under Other Musings

This week’s Scream Queen focus is Jessica Cameron, the former fashion student from Canada, turned horror goddess. For us horror viewers, it was a great choice of career change. She’s been very busy for the past few years with such underground recent classics as Hell-O-Ween, Resurrection, Camel Spiders, and The Black Jessica CameronDahlia Haunting. The remake of the 80’s Santa Slashing flick, ‘Silent Night’ propelled her into a wider audience of weekend horror viewers which has opened up a whole bunch of roles currently in production including the eagerly antisipated Virginia Obscura, a film of bloody revenge at a twisted family reunion. We also have Russ Williams Californian, backwoods, monster flick, ‘The Beast’ which sounds stunning.

Jessica Cameron has hit the ground running and it looks like she’s in for a marathon. Check her website here and follow her tweets for genre related info and general LA life. @JessicaCameron_

365 will be looking out for an interview, hopefully soon.

 

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