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Best of Houston: Top 10 Houston Scream Queens

Houston produces plenty of great actors and actresses. We also produce a lot of horror movies and when the two meet, we end up with a gallery of wonderful thespians that can embody silver screen terror. Today we take a look at the scream queens that have graced our fair city with their impressive wails and murders.

10. Renee Zellweger I understand that I'm stretching my credibility a bit here. Zellweger is an Academy Award-winning actress better known for playing Bridget Jones than running from psycho killers. All true, but her performance in 1994's Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation is an underrated marvel. Not only does she hold her own against Leatherface, Matthew McConaughey with a remote controlled robotic leg and the freakin' Illuminati (I sincerely love this batshit insane mess of a movie), but Zellweger was a good enough sport to allow her actress character in White Oleander to poke fun at the film as an embarrassing early role using actual footage from TCM:TNG. That's class enough to make the list.

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Jef Rouner is a contributing writer who covers politics, pop culture, social justice, video games, and online behavior. He is often a professional annoyance to the ignorant and hurtful.
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