Brinke Stevens Is A “Nightmare” – Sister That Is!
One of the best parts of watching cult cinema is seeing a Cult Movie Queen go from “Scream Queen” to Writer, Producer and more – and that’s the story of Brink Stevens – and with “Shocktober” underway now, my “2020 Sex Kitten Countdown” has got this horror star who was a “Marine Biologist” too!
Meet “Marine Biologist” Turned Cult Movie Star Brinke Stevens!
Only in Hollywood, right? You see, Brinke Stevens is more than one of the 80’s great “Scream Queens” – she earned a master’s degree in marine biology before she took a wild detour into the world of cult cinema!
Brinke was born in San Diego, nestled on the edge of the Pacific Ocean, and also home of the legendary pop culture convention Comic-Con. That could explain her love of marine biology – and pop culture!
Every year, Comic-Con has held a masquerade Ball, where thousands of fans dress as their favorite superheroes, villains and more!
Stevens won first place in the very first Masquerade Ball held at Comic-Con in 1974, and was part of the event for years.
Once she began acting, Brinke appeared in more than 100 films, from science fiction to fantasy, but we are going to showcase some of her great horror films…here are a few of her gems:
“The Slumber Party Massacre” was in 1982, and of course 1987’s “Slave Girls From Beyond Infinity” is a terrific film – and title – as well:
In 1988, Brinke starred in a film with two of great “Scream Queens” of the 80’s, and the film has a very unusual story: it was made ON A DARE!
Have Some Fun With Quigley, Stevens & Bauer!
It would be the most popular law firm EVER: Brinke teamed up with fellow 80’s sex kittens Linnea Quigley and Michelle Bauer for a cult horror movie that was done for a reason that says so much about the world of 80’s cult cinema!
Meet The “Nightmare Sisters!”
Here is a movie that was made in the most unique way ever – a creative team was dared to make use of some extra leftover film – so they made a feature film!
Here is how the movie is described by the great website Mondo Digital:
“Shot over a long weekend, this self-proclaimed “4 Day Wonder” began as a dare to director David DeCoteau to throw together a single-location shoot using 35mm short ends after the completion of his successful Full Moon feature, ‘Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-a-Rama’.”
The website adds:
“Three of his leading ladies (who would remain with him for years in a variety of other scream queen projects) — Linnea Quigley, Michelle Bauer, and Brinke Stevens — gladly jumped at the chance to star in a T&A comic horror fantasy while getting to stretch a bit by playing both sorority nerds and demonic temptresses.”
And cult movie fans are happy they wanted to have some fun!
So here are three of the 80’s most popular cult movie queens – Quigley, Bauer and Stevens as nerds – clearly having fun playing goofy…and then of course, here they are as demonic temptresses:
Mondo Digital also goes into the extensive extra content included in the blu-ray release, including some great audio commentary by the cast and crew….
Stevens exhibited an “anything goes” attitude from towards film – and photo shoots – that is missing today…and Stevens always seemed to be having a blast!
Linnea Quigley co-starred with Brinke in “Nightmare Sisters”, and they did some fun pictorials together as well:
Linnea was also one of the 80’s great Scream Queens – you can see more of Linnea here:
As I said, “Nightmare Sisters” ws done using leftover film, and here’s a great gem that was also made for almost nothing:
Yes, “Evil Toons” is another example of a cult gem made with lots more imagination and drive than $$$! Click here to see the trailer:
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Bravo to Brinke, who is still very active in the industry – hopefully, once we get through this pandemic, you will be able to catch her at a convention again and tell her how much you love her!