Friday, October 5, 2012

Fan Favorite Lynn Lowry at Cult Fiction Underground Tonight

Posted By on Fri, Oct 5, 2012 at 7:37 AM

In 1970, low-budget film director David E. Durston was screening the first rushes of his rabid Satanist hippie gorefest I Drink Your Blood for producer Jerry Gross. He was hoping that Gross wouldn't notice a slight addition to the film. The script called for a gang of six hippies, and there were seven on the screen, including a young woman whose angelic looks and long straight hair were impossible to miss. Gross yelled out in the middle of the screening, "Who's that girl? She's incredible!"

He wouldn't be the last cinema watcher to ask that question and make that conclusion. While Lynn Lowry's initial career in movies was limited to only eight feature films released between 1970 and 1982, her striking looks and her ability to project charming innocence in depraved surroundings made her a cult movie legend. Nashvillians will be able to meet that legend in person this weekend as Lowry makes special appearances at Logue's Black Raven Emporium and at the Nashville Comic and Horror Festival. ...

Lowry continued to appear in low-budget features throughout the '70s, building a resume that reads like a who's who of classic cult movie directors. Her credits include George Romero's The Crazies (1973), Radley Metzger's Score (1974), David Cronenberg's Shivers (1975), and Jonathan Demme's Fighting Mad (1976), as well as a small but memorable part in Paul Schrader's 1982 remake of Cat People.

Read the interview with Lowry in this week's Scene.

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