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Gloria Stuart

SCARED STILL: ACTRESSES' ROLES IN CLASSIC HORROR FILMS STAND TEST OF TIME

Unless your goal is to become a scream queen the way Jamie Lee Curtis did in Halloween, it's not easy to boost your career acting in any kind of horror film. When the protagonist commits deeds sure to damn a soul or at least imperil a body, the actor must remain sympathetic or intriguing enough to get an audience screaming "Don't open that door!" - or, as I heard during the original Prom Night, "Don't step on that head!"

If gore-soaked thespians are able to do even more than that, and create multidimensional characters in extreme conditions, their future is assured. The best examples are Sissy Spacek, who broke into stardom with her enactment of shy, tormented...

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