Scream Queens 2018: #29 Ingrid Pitt, Jennifer Tilly, & Susan Sarandon
Let's start today with the smoldering Ingrid Pitt! Ingrid stalked her way onto the horror scene in "The Vampire Lovers" with Peter Cushing (Roy Ward Baker, 1970) in a triple role across generations playing three of the Karnstein vampires, Mircalla, Marcilla, and Carmilla. She plays the titular role of Countess Elisabeth Nádasdy in "Countess Dracula" (Peter Sasdy, 1971). She also starred as Carla in the segment "The Cloak" in the anthology film "The House That Dripped Blood" (Peter Duffell, 1971). And even though she plays a nameless librarian in "The Wicker Man" (Robin Hardy, 1973) her character perfectly conveys the suspicion and superstition of the island.
Next up tonight is the stunner Jennifer Tilly! Jennifer has a massive career across all genres, but I will always equate her with her knockout performance in "Bride of Chucky" (Ronny Yu, 1998). Not only is this arguably the best installment in the extended "Child's Play" universe, but Jennifer absolutely steals the show as Tiffany, both before and after her entrapment in a doll. In fact, audiences fell in love with her and with Tiffany and Chucky's relationship so much that it fueled much of the later installments in the series. In real life, Jennifer is smart and shrewd, a champion poker player with a wicked sense of humor.
It's two days until Halloween, so why not celebrate with lady Susan Sarandon? Susan claimed cult sweetheart status as Janet Weiss in "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" (Jim Sharman, 1975). She plays a bisexual art-loving vampiress' latest fixation as Sarah Roberts opposite Catherine Deneuve and David Bowie in "The Hunger" (Tony Scott, 1983). Alongside Cher and Michelle Pfeiffer, Susan starred in the pre-"Hocus Pocus" fantasy comedy romp "The Witches of Eastwick" (George Miller, 1987) as Jane Spofford. Susan is an icon without compare.