BAR­BARA CRAMP­TON

Megan Halsey in Re-An­i­ma­tor

SFX - - Red Alert -

Bar­bara Cramp­ton still rocks the same blonde bob she did in 1985, when she played uni stu­dent Megan halsey in hor­ror-com­edy hit Re-An­i­ma­tor. Although she’s per­haps still best known for that role, Cramp­ton has also fea­tured in cult hor­ror films like

From Be­yond and Cas­tle Freak, while re­cent films in­clude Be­yond The

Gates, You’re Next and Dead Night (which is re­leased in the UK later this month). “It is sur­pris­ing to still be mak­ing hor­ror movies to­day,” she tells Red Alert, “but some of the best fe­male roles are still in this genre, so who can com­plain?” What’s the strangest re­quest you’ve had from a fan?

Peo­ple ask me to scream. Once I was hav­ing lunch at a restau­rant and some­one recog­nised me and he says, “I’m a big fan – could you please just scream for me?” I had to po­litely refuse, of course. Would you like to play Megan again?

I sup­pose I would do a new se­quel if they asked me back but it is 35 years later now. I might have be­come a zom­bie but how do they ex­plain that? Did you get to keep any sou­venirs from the set?

I kept my black leather bondage out­fit from From Be­yond, but who else was go­ing to wear that than me, right? [Laughs] But Re-An­i­ma­tor? I had a lab jacket from that movie but I hon­estly don’t know what hap­pened to it. I might have just put it out in a yard sale! What would it say on Megan’s tomb­stone? “She should have quit while she was ahead.” CW

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