What 80s horror movies taught me about teenage blonde girls

Happy to see someone else noticed this, though I hadn’t made the connection to Carrie.

The Mask of Reason

Ah, the 1980s, a wonderful time for horror movie fans.  The genre really kicked into high gear and produced some of the most iconic movie monsters since the great Universal blitz in the 1950s.  We got the likes of Freddy Kruegar, Jason Vorhees, Chucky, Pinhead, and Ash (ok, he’s not a monster, but he IS the king, baby).

We also got a weird fascination with blonde teenagers.

This all probably started with Sissy Spacek’s performance as Carrie in 1976, but it really flourished in the 80s.  Let’s take a look at three different versions of this strange fetish for blonde girls:

Kirsten – Nightmare on Elm Street 3: The Dream Warriors

This was Patricia Arquette’s first role (she’s better known today for the TV show The Medium, hence the bad pun above).  Kirsten is a young woman with the power to pull people into her dreams.  Sounds great, unless you…

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