Countdown to Carrie: The Magnificent Gretchen Palmer

Published October 11, 2013 by biggayhorrorfan

gretchen palmer
(The Carrie remake will be upon us on October 18th – thus we celebrate the strong women in horror, science fiction and exploitation with Countdown to Carrie!)

red heatOh, how I long for the day that I will be shooting bad guys over Arnold’s abs (while jaunting around in my skivvies)! Now, this is not a new fantasy, as all sweaty cinema-philes know. My idol, the scintillating Gretchen Palmer, has already taken these actions to extremes in 1988’s hard boiled Red Heat. Viva, la playing take-no-shit prostitute, baby!

Of course, the gorgeous Palmer is known to terror freaks as the unfortunate Ariella in 1997’s Wishmaster. As the shop girl who wishes to remain beautiful forever, her presence is actually everlasting!gretchen wishmaster

Palmer turned to the wickeder side of life, though, as the dangerous femme fatale Kate Lawson in a final season episode of the anthology series Tales From the Crypt. She, beautifully, turns the screws to the story’s duplicitous protagonist proving without a doubt that the title Ear Today…Gone Tomorrow is a fitting one.

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Showing her versatility, Palmer, also, flashed grit as biker Rusty in the cult classic Chopper Chicks in Zombie Town (1989) and sass as the colorfully dressed assistant to Jeff Yagher’s shock jock in the 1989 Freddy’s Nightmares episode entitled Silence is Golden.

Now, this is my kind of all around cool genre babe!

Thus with a glorious bow, here’s a peek at Palmer in her moment of frozen glory in Wishmaster.

Be sure to check back often as Big Gay Horror Fan (available 24/7 at www.facebook.com/biggayhorrorfan) exposes the glorious worlds of the sultry femmes of terror!

Until the next time – SWEET love and pink GRUE!

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