WRITTEN IN BLOOD SCREAM QUEEN OF THE MONTH-MAY, 2016-DIORA BAIRD

 

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Born on April 6, 1983 in Miami, Florida, Diora Baird has been in-if my count is correct-4 horror films. But looking at this stunner the first question should not be, “How many horror movies has she been in?” but instead the question should be “Which ones?”; that is what I am here for.

Beginning in 2006 Miss Baird appeared as Bailey in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning. She did double duty in 2009 by appearing in the Adam Gierasch remake of the classic Night of the Demons as Lily and as Nadine in the horror-comedy hybrid Stan Helsing. She was last seen walking the hallowed halls of horror in the direct to video sequel 30 Days of Night: Dark Days in 2010. This should not be all the horror that this woman does; a beauty like Diora is practically molded for the genre.

Diora has also appeared in such non-genre films as Wedding Crashers (2005); My Best Friend’s Girl (2008); Hot Tub Time Machine (2010); and Beautiful Girl (2014). For now, however, she is appearing right here as the Written in Blood Scream Queen of the Month for the merry month of May, 2016!

THE DIRT ON DIORA

She got into acting when her mother enrolled her in an acting class to help her overcome introversion. Later, she became vice president of her school’s Thespian Society.

She once modeled for a Guess clothing campaign.

Ranked #64 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2008 list.

QUOTES FROM THE BAIRD

“Most of the time you’re playing the crazy girl or the stripper–always the stripper! I mean, how many strippers can I play? I can do a lap dance phenomenally, and that’s not a good sign, because I’m not a stripper.”-from an interview in Stuff magazine.

” Everybody has a card that says they’re a producer. I learned very quickly that if a producer wants to have dinner with me, he doesn’t want to cast me, he wants to fuck me. If he wants to call my manager and set up a meeting, then that’s another thing.”-from an interview in Askmen magazine (2007).

“It wasn’t until in the last year and a half that I started making fun of myself and the fact that I have big boobs. I never really was comfortable with my large breasts. And I went to the plastic surgeon, and almost got a breast reduction. I didn’t do it, thankfully.”-from an interview in Playboy magazine (2004).

 

THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: The Beginning

THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: The Beginning-United States-2006

Directed by Jonathan Liebesman

Screenplay by Sheldon Turner

Story by Sheldon Turner and David J. Schow

If The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning were a comic book the front cover would prominently feature in bold, bloody red letters HERE FOR THE FIRST TIME! THE ORIGIN OF LEATHERFACE!! The film is the cinematic companion to the 2003 remake and to be honest I feel that it raises the bar a little higher. Of course the story is the same; 2 young couples on the road trip of road trips run headlong into hell and the Hewitt family. This time out the main damsel in distress is Jordana Brewster. Stepping up to the plate and looking every bit as sexy as Jessica Biel did in the remake, Ms. Brewster is sent through the usual shit that scream queens are put through in a Texas Chainsaw movie. Rounding out the travelers are Matt Bomer, Taylor Handley and Diora Baird. On the Hewitt side of the family we are formally introduced to Thomas and Uncle Charlie. You know them better as Sheriff Hoyt and Leatherface. Andrew Bryniarski once again steps into the apron of Leatherface. He may not be Gunnar Hansen, but he’s still pretty damn intimidating. R. Lee Ermey plays the same part he’s played in most films he’s starred in; that of a loudmouth authority figure whose sole purpose in life is to make yours a living, breathing, bloody hell. Oh, and as an extra added bonus we get to see how Monty becomes a double amputee. Good times, kids, good times.

All in all, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning is in my humble and twisted opinion a worthy sequel to what I felt was a worthy remake of a classic horror film. It’s not going to make you forget the original, but I don’t think it’s really trying to in the first place.

TRIVIA

During filming, R. Lee Ermey was called away to his mother’s death bed. For the remainder of the time, filming was done around his character.
 
Producers Andrew Form and Bradley Fuller decided not to make a sequel to the 2003 movie. But the fans kept coming to them, asking how the family got that way and wanting to know several unanswered questions in the 2003 version (some of them include how Monty lost both of his legs, to how Sheriff Hoyt lost his front teeth, and how Leatherface got his nickname). And after a meeting with Michael Bay, they let Sheldon Turner write the script for a prequel and they were prepared to make it.
 
First movie to receive Iceland’s 18 rating.