Scream Queen – feature starring Hetty Baynes Russell & Simon Callow.
The screenplay won Best Screenplay (Comedy) at Famous Monsters of Filmland presents Silver Scream Fest 2018.
When agent to the stars Leo Krippelman sets a plan in motion to publicly humiliate and exact revenge on his old mentor Alex Barry, the last thing he expects is to rekindle the flame of Alex’s number one (and last surviving) client’s career, Blanche Dumas.
SCREAM QUEEN will appeal predominantly to a younger demographic with a niche sensibility for outrageous humour and bloody disgusting cartoonish horror, its goal being to become a cross-over phenomenon between a John Watersque 70’s punk aesthetic and nerdy contemporary Comic-Con/FrightFest sensibility.
London, New Year’s Eve…
Rescued from oblivion and cast by evil Leo as the butt of a very cruel joke, Blanche Dumas will prove that – after eleven years in AA and thirty-six hours sober – all a disgraced Scream Queen Legend with Tourrett’s needs to come back with a bang is a little twist of fate, a pinch of delusion and… blackmail.
If only Alex Barry, his gambling debts to some very disreputable East End crooks, and Blanche’s struggle with vodka addiction would stop interfering…
Will the Joan Collins obsessed and original final girl from ‘Fucking, Austria’ – star of such VHS classics as ‘Empire of the Crabs and Weekend of Fear at the Castle of the Circular Saw’ – get her much coveted comeback? The answer is to be found at the end of 48 hours of hilarious and delirious madness.
The script is sprinkled with outrageous trailers from Blanche’s career and a string of one liners that would make Chelsea Handler blush.