Remember our post last October on Classic Horror Scream Queens? Well, rather than highlighting ladies from the 1900s-1950s, this year we decided to feature some Scream Queens from the 70s, 80s, and 90s. These dames are not only memorable for the roles they played, but we love all their outfits throughout these films as well. In no particular order, here they are!
It’s believed that Shelley Duvall’s time on the set of The Shining was what pushed her to be the recluse she’s said to be today. She had a taxing, challenging time as Wendy Torrance, as one can see through the behind-the-scenes video Stanley Kubrick’s daughter, Vivian, made for The Shining. Despite all that, Wendy Torrance’s outfits are some of my all-time favorites in horror films. I love the 70s inspired mountain look. Milena Canonero, the costume designer, lead an outstanding career dressing almost all Kubrick’s films, as well as later designing costumes for Wes Anderson films.
Oh, Sissy Spacek, another strange actress from the 70s we admire. I remember first watching Carrie when I was eight years old. My cousins and I rented it from the local video store and all squished on the couch together. I honestly don’t remember much about the movie, but that it was probably far too violent for my parents to approve. Now when I watch Carrie, I notice the wardrobe. I love her mom’s nightgown and the simple silk gown she wears to prom.
And last, we have Sheryl Lee as the beloved Laura Palmer. Oh, Twin Peaks, the gem of Pacific Northwest. It has all the sweaters and plaid wool skirts a girl who loves autumn could ask for. Although Sheryl Lee doesn’t have too much screen time in the show, everyone knows her face. I’m eagerly waiting for the release for the new season! It couldn’t come soon enough.