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Sci-Fi & Squeam’s and BROADS Sonja Hammer and Bailey O’Neill from the A to Z of Horror celebrate Women In Horror Month by embracing Bailey’s choice of Winona Ryder and all her Stranger Things and her beautiful career in genre movies and more.

and Sonja chooses Horror Comedy franchise Scary Movie’s Brenda Meeks played by Regina Hall, a strong African American woman and a hilarious talent who made the Scary Movies worthy of a watch -slaying it everytime!

‘Fans of Stranger Things have had fun picking through all of the Netflix hit’s retro references, from the copious E.T. homages to that John Carpenter-esque synth score. But the best nod to the past isn’t the hairstyles, the marathon Dungeons & Dragons campaigns, or even the soundtrack full of New Order and Echo & The Bunnymen songs. No, the real stroke of nostalgic genius is the casting of Winona Ryder as distraught single mom Joyce Byers. From the moment the actress appears, the pulse of every 1980s kid starts to quicken.’ rest of the Rolling Stone article here

MORE Winona here : ‘Doe-eyed and dark-haired, Ryder appeared, for young people who identified outside the mainstream, to be a kindred spirit. She entered pop consciousness in late ’80s as a cult-movie ingénue of sorts, first as the goth pixie Lydia Deetz in Tim Burton‘s absurdist Beetlejuice (1988), and then as Veronica, a too-smart recruit to the mean-girls clique, in the dark revenge comedy Heathers (1989). Soon after, she established her indie cred in Jim Jarmusch‘s Night on Earth (1991) and embodied the Gen X zeitgeist in Ben Stiller’s Reality Bites (1994), in effect, becoming an icon of quirky angst, and in the process, revealing herself to be one of the most precociously talented actresses of her generation.’

LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 29: Cast of ‘Stranger Things’ accepts Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series onstage during The 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. 

LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 29: Winona Ryder and David Harbour of ‘Stranger Things’ accept the Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series onstage during The 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. 26592_014 (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images )

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