The canvas of Hollywood is always changing. In a little over a year, many actresses come and go, some of them prove to be mainstays, while other disappear from the public consciousness. We still have a great appreciation for the older women, and the ten gorgeous women we’ve chosen for the sequel to our 2005 list have proven to be talented, class acts, and down right sexy from head toe. These are ten more talented actresses over 35 working in Hollywood that are incredibly sexy, and absolutely beautiful.
Kylee Nash. Oh my god. Kylee Nash. Oh my god. Kylee Nash. Oh my god. Now that that’s out of my system, Fred Olen Ray has introduced us to a trio of women infinitely sexier than Charlie’s Angels and a lot funnier. Able to get in just about anywhere thanks to their assets, so to speak, they’re the best of the best. Even if they walk around half naked and with see through clothing even during top secret meetings. Hey, I don’t question the universe Fred Olen Ray unfolds, I just enjoy it.
Yes, we spent all October objectifying women in many articles concerning women in horror and what we’d do during sexual encounters and the final girls we love to ogle while cheering for. Now in the final Friday of October, we spotlight the strong women. They’re bold, courageous, pushed in to a corner, and battle their way out. They have brains, brawn, instinct, and often times are smarter than they men they’re battling alongside. They display amazing resilience in horrible situations, endure dark corners, sub zero temperatures, and maintain their sanity. They meet a challenge head on and fight to the death. These are ten underrated horror heroines we adore, these are ten underrated horror heroines we’d love to have beside us during confrontations with demons, zombies, vampires, or ghosts.
I remember watching a horror documentary about Dracula, and I forget who exactly said it, but during a screening of Frank Langella’s “Dracula,” two women in the audience admitted that they would completely allow Langella’s Dracula to take them with him and turn them, if they could just spend the night with him. In spite of the inherent attraction and allure of the vampires, men also have those female figures in horror that we wouldn’t mind spending the night with, even if it meant sacrificing our very lives, skin, blood, or brains. For the very reason those women would have given themselves to Dracula is the reason why many men would submit themselves to certain horror femmes. In spite of suffering a slow and possibly painful death, you’re almost guaranteed a night of head exploding, heart rupturing, love making that will leaving you a withered, soulless, but wide grinning corpse. To add to the endless hordes of horror geeks who’d offer themselves up to hot horror figures of the opposite sex, we list ten horror femmes we’d risk our very essence to spend one long night with.
After “Our Favorite Modern Final Girls” hit the site a few years ago, we’ve been watching the horror genre with a magnifying glass and keeping an eye out for new scream queens and final girls making the scene. You’d be surprised how many new gorgeous young actresses can pop up in only a matter of two years and take the horror film world by storm. Lo and behold we gathered ten more Modern Final Girls we Love. Some of our choices have been around for almost ten years, some over ten years, and a few have just started making the scene as a premiere beautiful face fighting evil or monsters. With their charms and talents, they continue rethinking the mold of the modern final girl, and keep adding a respectability to what was once considered a disposable element of the film world.
G4 has seen its share of bad days in the past few years. They nearly went broke, their attempts to appeal to the gamers have failed immensely, they lost a lot of their banner talent to other networks, they had to cut down the days on their two flagship shows X-Play and Attack of the Show, and as a result of such changes, their biggest star Olivia Munn left to pursue her career in… whatever it is she’s pursuing. We’re not sure. We think it has something to do with movies. Or… being a comedian. In either case, since Olivia’s evident departure, we thought we’d rank the co-hosts vying to replace her from BEST to WORST, and we were brutally honest.
Today’s Final Girls are much more than just virginal screaming crying women who run through the woods and fall to the ground waiting for the killer or monster to eat them whole while their men come to the rescue. Today’s final girls have to be tough, they have to be independent, and surely enough they have to be fierce, and the final girl has been refined over the years from the prey to the predator. Some of our favorite modern final girls we’re putting in this list are women we considered listing as scream queens, but while they do fit the mold of scream queens, they do much more than just scream and run. They fight back, they cause trouble, and surely enough they kick enormous amounts of ass, regardless of whether they live to see the end of the movie. The title of final girl was once just a tagline to best describe the final female character of the horror movie that ended up either living to see the end until a grizzly fate, or fight back enough to see a few sequels until the writers got sick of her and moved on to someone younger.
Folks like Heather Langenkamp, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Adrienne King made famous the device which was then refined and re-worked with Sigourney Weaver in “Alien” who was very much a final girl but did much more than run away from the monster screaming and crying. Women like Debbie Rochon turned the formula from there on in and especially Wes Craven decided to turn the final girl in to something of a heroine as we saw in Neve Campbell, then Jennifer Love Hewitt, and Sarah Polley. These are only a few of the modern Final Girls you should be looking out for, and some you’ve likely grown to adore over the years, and we pay homage to the final girls of the new millennium adding a new dimension to what was once considered a laughable plot device for a horror film.
Final Girls and scream queens are not all meant for mainstream success. Like directors of the genre, they’re meant to be on the fringes of the cinema circle like Linnea Quigley and Debbie Rochon, always playing to the crowd and supplying a reason for the killer or evil menace to stomp around and seek victims in their warpaths. Modern Final Girls are much more than panty wastes. They’re heroines. They’re independence. And they fight back against the male dominant monster with as much gusto as possible. What with the affordability of filmmaking becoming easier and easier over the years and new directors popping up every minute to show us their chops, there’s a good chance we have many more scream queens and final girls waiting in the wings to show us their screeches and combat skills. These are only a few we avidly admire and root for.
Jay Lee tries his damndest to take porn star retiree (how long will that last?) Jenna Jameson and posits her as the next B movie scream queen a la Linnea Quigley or Debbie Rochon and I have to set it straight that Jameson will not be the next anything in horror. Any and all attempts to gain some sense of pop culture standing, beyond being a famous porn star have been fruitless and quixotic (her comic proved that). However, as a person who was excited about and interested in seeing “Zombie Strippers!” Jameson isn’t that bad here and that’s because Lee doesn’t ask much from her beyond name recognition.