Sunday, April 15, 2012

Vintage Video Of The Week : Linnea Quigley Whips Some Zombies Into Shape!

In the 1980's, Linnea Quigley was the Scream Queen of all Scream Queens, the fantasy dream girl of horror fanboys both young and old.  With titillating roles in films like Night of the Demons, Return of the Living Dead & Silent Night, Deadly Night, Quigley ensured that every fanboy thought of her from that point on ended with a reach for the tissue box and a lock of the bedroom door.  She was an unstoppable force in the horror world, a force that just so happened to not dig wearing clothes ... a preference that we all of course welcomed with open arms.
But by the time the 90's came around, with her best roles behind her, Quigley's career dried up a bit, mostly taking on roles in little seen D grade horror flicks.  Ya, she still pranced around in the nude, and was still sexy as ever, but she essentially just became the go to chick when directors wanted cheap nudity in their crap movies, somewhat lessening her appeal a bit.
In 1990, in a bid to stay in the wet dreams of horror fans the world over, Quigley decided to put out her very own workout tape, mixing the two things that got her into so many spank banks in the first place; horror and nudity.  Thus Linnea Quigley's Horror Workout was born, a 60 minute VHS tape of a scantily clad Quigley exercising, finding herself in horrifying situations, and then exercising some more, all the while showing off some of her greatest hits in the world of horror cinema (or should I say, 'greatest tits'?). 

The video was an obvious attempt to keep Quigley relevant, though it ended up being nothing more than a delicious, and totally odd, piece of cult classic cheese.

Let's head back to 1990 and together enjoy this particularly special five minute clip from Linnea's Horror Workout, which featured her whipping some poolside zombies into the shape of their lives!

Oh, how I love thee, Linnea.

Though the workout tape was only released on VHS, you can get a DVD transfer of it from my friends over at the VHS Preservation Society.  And be sure to use the Freddy In Space exclusive coupon code BOOTS10 to save 10% off your order!

Of course, you could always just seek out more clips on YouTube if you don't feel like shelling out the dough...

1 comment:

VampireSlay said...

Linnea Quigley's Horror Workout was one of the coolest things ever released on VHS! I still have my copy which I ran a copy over on to dvd to preserve my vhs.