BEEP BEEP! They ALL float down here. After you view these awesome IT posters, you’ll float too!
I have an unwritten rule that goes along with my written rule for the selection of a Written in Blood Scream Queen. My written rule is that as long as you have appeared in at least one horror movie you qualify to be a Scream Queen; that is unless you’re under the age of 18. I don’t care if a potential Scream Queen has appeared in a thousand horror movies; until she reaches that magic 18 she will not qualify. This brings me to the latest entry. She turned 18 in February. Lest anyone think I waited for her like the assholes that waited on the Olsen twins to come of age I can assure you that is not the case. Let’s get on with this, shall we?
Chloë Grace Moretz was born on February 10, 1997 in Atlanta, Georgia to parents Teri and McCoy. She developed her interest in acting after her older brother Trevor was accepted into the Professional Performing Arts School in New York City.
Her first role was in the TV series The Guardian in 2004. Chloë’s genre credits are for The Amityville Horror (2005), Room 6 and Wicked Little Things (2006), Hallowed Ground (2007), The Eye (2008), Not Forgotten (2009), Let Me In (2010), Dark Shadows (2012), Carrie (2013) and Dark Places (2015).
Outside the realm of horror, thrillers and sci-fi Chloë has appeared in Big Momma’s House 2 (2006), The Poker House (2008), (500) Days of Summer (2009), Kick-Ass and Kick-Ass 2 (2010 and 2013) and Muppets Most Wanted (2014). She is currently filming Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising and is in post-production with November Criminals, The 5th Wave and Brain on Fire.
Welcome, if you will, the October, 2015 Written in Blood Scream Queen of the Month the lovely and talented Chloë Grace Moretz!
More About Moretz
She loves gymnastics, basketball and ballet. She also loves to swim and play with her dogs.
Was a model before she became an actress.
She is a StarPower Ambassador for the Starlight Children’s Foundation.
“My mom has always said that if I get a big head, she’ll take me out of this business as quickly as I got into it.”
“If I ever uttered one word that I said in Kick-Ass (2010), I would be grounded for years! I’d be stuck in my room until I was 20! I would never in a million years say that. I’m an average, everyday girl; when I act with my friends, I’m totally immature, I have to go to bed at 9:30, and, if I’m up late on the computer, I lose it for two months.”
“I have two gay brothers and two straight brothers, and my gay brothers were treated horrifically until they grew up and understood how to deal with it. I will delete you, and I will block you, and you will not be a part of my life if you ever say anything bad about my brothers. My mom has always taught us that blood is thicker than water. No one will ever understand the dynamic of your family. Ever. We are the closest family ever and we are the most insane family ever. It may look weird to others, but to us, it’s life.”
“It’s Halloween night in the town of Waterford, the so-called Pumpkin Capital of the World. Alone at home, teenager Dora Vogel is about to have a very long night. Free to roam undetected among the small town’s trick-or-treaters, a group of masked demonic beings knock on unsuspecting Dora’s door. Before long, she is cut off from the outside world, under siege in her isolated home for reasons she does not understand. Alone in the dark, Dora will need to defend both her body and her soul from the relentless evil beings known as hellions.”
Could Hellions be the movie to rival Trick ‘r’ Treat as one of the great Halloween-themed horror movies? After watching the trailer below I can safely say that may be the case. Directed by Bruce McDonald (Pontypool) and written by Pascal Trottier (The Colony), Hellions had its World Premiere in the Midnight section of last winters Sundance Film Festival. Starring Chloe Rose, Robert Patrick and Rossif Sutherland, Hellions will hit theaters and VOD from IFC Midnight in the United States and Whizbang in Canada. Happy Halloween and here’s hoping that you see Hellions and like it and that you get all the scares that are coming to you.
Synopsis: Alysa King plays Kylie, a teen who is coerced into a sexual encounter at a party by a popular boy (Aaron Chartrand), whose friends send video of it across social media. Her self-confidence in shreds, and her reputation in tatters, she is in chronic victim mode when she reluctantly agrees to a desperate plea by a couple in a secluded castle-like mansion to babysit their two children on Halloween. Alone in the country, she is a prime target when she begins receiving prank phone calls, and a boy wearing a pig’s head makes a suspiciously-late trick-or-treat call. What follows is a game of cat-and-mouse between Kylie and a surprisingly sophisticated gang of butchering hicks. It is a test of will that requires her to stand up and take charge if she and the children in her care are to survive the night.
Berkshire County was first shown at the Shriekfest Horror Film Festival in 2014. I don’t know much about it except to say that it has won numerous awards and that it adds Audrey Cummings to a growing list of female fright film directors that include Jen and Sylvia Soska (American Mary), Ana Lily Amirpour (A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night) and Jennifer Kent (The Babadook). If the trailer is any indication then Berkshire County could be a pretty damn intense affair. It kind of reminded me of a sinister “Three Little Pigs” meets The Strangers with a little bit of Halloween or perhaps The House of the Devil thrown in for good measure. But don’t take my word for it; check out the trailer for yourself:
Starring Alysa King, Samora Smallwood, Bart Rochon, Aaron Chartrand, Robert Nolan, Madison Ferguson, Cristophe Gallander, and Leo Pady, Berkshire County will make its widespread debut on June 3, 2015.
This is a new feature that I want to try out here on Written in Blood. I have a pretty huge collection of horror DVDs and Blu-rays (always growing) and I thought what I would do is go down the line from the numeric titles all the way to Z and feature a still from a film and a piece of trivia to go along with it. It might be something you already know but then again maybe not. One thing I know about my readers is that you are all damn smart and you love your horror. Hopefully you’ll love A-Z Trivia Wednesday and it will be my new Wednesday feature. If not then I will keep trying.
Number One: Thir13en Ghosts* (2001):
The votes for last weeks poll have been tallied and you, readers and voters, chose Inglourious Basterds as Quentin Tarantino’s best film.
This week’s entrant has a more extensive filmography so move this along, shall we? Don’t forget to vote in the poll after the posters.
What’s Their Best Film?: John Carpenter
Okay, I posted the poll for Scream Queen of the Year on Dec. 7. The poll will be open for a few more days so may I remind you to , folks.
Here’s how the voting is going so far:
Lily Rabe is in the lead:
Gillian Anderson and Sharni Vinson are tied for second:
Carolyn Jones is in third place:
Danai Gurira and Raquel Welch are in fourth place:
Christina Ricci and Amber Heard are in fifth place:
Bringing up the rear are Chelan Simmons, The Soska Sisters, A.J. Cook and Traci Lords: