GIRLS ON HORROR (Oct. 24): Sheri Moon Zombie

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BY EMILY GAGNE

Role in the horror community: Personal and professional partner of musician-turned-horror-director Rob Zombie

Claim to fame: Playing Baby, the blonde butcher babe of a serial killer family, n Mr. Zombie’s 2003 directorial debut, the highly underappreciated House of 1000 Corpses. She’d go on to play Baby again in the even-better 2005 follow up, The Devil’s Rejects.

Weapon of choice: Her deadly good looks, which do a masterful job at masking her horrific characters’ malicious intentions. Baby, for example, uses her hot body to lure in men so she brutally murder them in whichever freaky way she sees fit (if only Chris Hardwick could have guessed her fave movie star!).

Why she’s bloody brilliant: A former Playmate and video girl, Sheri Moon is fully aware of the effect she can have on people, particularly straight men. So, she chooses horror projects that serve to do the opposite, portraying her in a less flattering light emotionally and/or morally (see also: her layered take on Michael Myers’ mother Deborah in the Zombie Halloween revival series).

She even went as far as to complete change up her look for her husband’s latest flick, the witch-themed Lords of Salem. Her typical flowing dirty blonde locks and bedside smudged makeup were replaced by dirty dreadlocks and jarring, skull-like face paint, as she played haunted DJ Heidi Hawthorne. That was her first fully starring role, and likely the official start of her reign as a full-fledged modern scream queen.

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