THEY KNOW HOW TO SCREAM, THEY KNOW HOW TO DIE, BUT ABOVE ALL, THEY KNOW HOW TO KICK SOME BOGEYMAN ASS! ONE BY ONE THE REST OF THE CHARACTERS HAVE BEEN STABBED, HUNG, RIPPED LIMB FROM LIMB, UNTIL THE ONLY SURVIVORS ARE THE KILLER AND THE FINAL GIRL, THE HORROR HEROINE. HUSTLER HANGS WITH FOUR OF HOLLYWOOD’S HOTTEST SCREAM QUEENS AS THEY TALK BLOODY SET PRANKS, LOW-BUDGET MISHAPS AND GOING UP AGAINST MICHAEL MYERS AT AGE TEN. DANIELLE HARRIS, ERIN MARIE HOGAN, VICTORIA DE MARE AND PANDIE SUICIDE SPILL THE GORY DETAILS OF THE HORROR GENRE. THESE LADIES AREN’T BREAKING ANY HEELS.
HUSTLER: What got you into horror?
DANIELLE HARRIS: I started so young that I sort of just fell into it. I was ten, and then I didn’t actually do horror again for 20 years. I came back in ’07 and sort of sparked this thing…I think people still wanted that girl from the old Halloween movies, and that fan base gave me a career. For me it’s the only genre where I can be the lead and carry this incredible amount of weight as an actress. Real big-budget movies or TV shows are not hiring girls like us; they’re hiring movie stars. For these movies we can be the star and get a chance to sort of flex our acting chops.
ERIN MARIE HOGAN: I just think it’s really fun to be able to do things like run and scream naked through the woods. When I got into horror with Paranormal Entity, people seemed to like me in that genre. I decided to keep doing it.
VICTORIA DE MARE: I was cast in Slaughter Studios, a Roger Corman horror film—he was infamously known as the King of the B’s, so I thought I had freakin’ made it. This genre has the most loyal fan base that you can find. The fans will follow you for life.
PANDIE SUICIDE: Horror is so visceral—it’s all about the blood onscreen. I think that’s what drew me to it. I started off as a model and in music videos, so once I started doing more acting, I naturally gravitated toward the genre. I also write a lot of horror stuff and fantasy/sci-fi crossover. I started making my own horror movies because I’m so obsessed with them. [Laughs.] Horror seems like the only genre where there’s always a kickass female lead.