Scream Queen Linnea Quigley Launches Kickstarter For Her Directorial Debut, EXTRAS!

For those who have been following Horror News Radio and Decades of Horror, then you too are likely big fans of the Scream Queens from the Seventies and Eighties. One of the brightest stars of this age is the one-and-only Linnea Quigley. With roles in Return of the Living Dead, Night of the Demons, Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers and many more, she rose to the top of the horror starlets of her time. Always looking to continue growing and re-inventing herself, Linnea is now turning to directing with a film entitled EXTRAS!

Linnea has launched a Kickstarter Crowd-funding project to help make this dream come true. And it is up to you, her loyal fans to step in and help out. The kickstarter has a number of levels to pitch in from $5 “thank you” to $50 producer credits to $500 Tarot Reading Phone Call and more. Let’s make EXTRAS! happen. Click here to check out the project on Kickstarter.




Milwaukee, WI – She’s known for her roles screaming and jiggling in front of the camera. It began in 1976’s PSYCHO FROM TEXAS and made her a legend with a naked tombstone dance in 1985’s RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD. Now, with over 120 horror and comedy credits under her belt, Scream Queen Linnea Quigley is moving behind the camera for the documentary EXTRAS!, and she needs help from fans to make the dream come true.

After moving to Los Angeles in her early 20s, Quiqley earned money on films as an “extra” – a person who appears [on screen] usually with no [dialog] or dramatic significance to the final picture. (For example, an undistinguished person walking around the background of a street scene.) As her fame increased, the actress secured additional income and appearances at horror conventions. It was at these events she began to meets fans who would go to great lengths to appear as an extra in any variety of low-budget features, often with little-to-no-pay. Over the last 3 decades Quiqley has continued to see some of these same faces and consistently meet new ones. Without the goal of stardom, she has come to wonder, “What makes these people tick?” EXTRAS! will follow these people, plus interview actors who began their careers as extras.

To raise the $16,000 budget Quigley needs to produce the documentary, alongside producer Jason Paul Collum (SCREAMING IN HIGH HEELS: THE RISE & FALL OF THE SCREAM QUEEN ERA) and his B+Boy Productions, LLC., she has launched a Kickstarter campaign. Donations begin at $5 with a “thank you” and go up to $2,000 which would land you an “executive producer” credit. The in-between donations can get backers a variety of gifts like DVDs, books, rare autographed photos, additional credits and a one-on-one tarot reading by phone with Quigley. (*Note: Donations are charged to credit/debit cards and gifts are delivered ONLY if the crowd-funding campaign is successful by October 15, 2016)

To donate or simply get more information visit the EXTRAS! Kickstarter Campain page.


Doc Rotten
Editor-In-Chief / Founder / Podcast Producer at Horror News Radio
Doc Rotten is the founder of Gruesome Magazine. He is also a film critic for Gruesome Magazine and the podcast host & producer for Horror News Radio, Monster Movie Podcast, Decades of Horror: 1970s, The American Horror Story Fan Podcast and Hannibal Fan Podcast. He is also co-host of the Dracula podcast on TV TALK and is a contributing reviewer for HorrorNews.Net and Widescreen Warrior.

Doc a lifelong fan of horror films, sci-fi flicks and monster movies first discovering Universal Monsters and Planet of the Apes as a young child in the 1970's searching out every issue of Famous Monster of Filmland (and, later, Fangoria). Favorite films include Jaws, The Car, The Birds, The Tingler, Vampire Circus and The Exorcist. Still a huge fan of horror films from the 70s, Doc continues consuming horror films to this day for the site, for the podcasts and for the fun of it all.