Saturday, January 15, 2011

Saturday Scream Queen: Ellie Cornell

Born in 1963, Ellie Cornell's first big horror movies roles came in"Halloween 4" and Halloween 5" (in 1988 and 1989, respectively) where she played a teenager unfortunate enough to be standing between maniac killer Michael Myers and his intended victim. She took a 13 year break from acting soon afterwards to raise her young children, but returned to the screen in 2003 in "House of Dead", one of Uwe Boll's notorious video game adaptations (and one of his best, actually) and has been appearing in movies and television shows steadily ever since.

Since resuming her career, Cornell has appeared in nine horror films, including "Prank", a segment in an as-of-yet unreleased anthology film directed by her former "Holloween" co-star Danielle Harris, and the sequel to "House of the Dead" (cleverly titled "House of the Dead 2".