Thursday, December 22, 2011

News: Catching up with a former scream queen
                Not much went down in the world of bad movies today, so instead of cheesy movie news, how’s about you and I gab over some interesting movie news about a local gal?
                You’re already here and I promise it will be short.
                Remember Heather Donahue? No, of course you don’t, no one does. No one remembers her, Josh Leonard or the other one. But everyone remembers a little movie they starred in together called “The Blair Witch Project,” the record-breaking indie that reinvented the horror genre way back in 1999. For my money, it’s the best, scariest horror movie ever made.
                Anyway, as is often the case with these kind of cultural phenomenons, the world quickly moved on and left poor old Upper Darby, PA-native Heather Donahue behind.
                Donahue kept acting, but jobs were scarce. So, she did the only sensible thing a struggling actress could do: She went out into the desert, burned everything from her acting past (save for the infamous “Blair Witch” knit cap) and started growing and selling medicinal marijuana.
                Now she’s got a new book out detailing her journey from the big screen to the pot uhh… farm I guess. Plantation, maybe? I have no idea.
                The book’s called "Growgirl: How My Life After The Blair Witch Project Went to Pot,” and it’s out January 5.
                Could make for an interesting read. That’s a hell of a… trip... after all. Haha! Shut up, you know that was gold. Or you could just get it as a late Christmas present for the cast of "Paranormal Activity." You know sort of a career guide. A "What to expect when you're expecting a film career after your indie mega-hit" type thing.
                Source: Yahoo Movies      

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