Barbara Crampton and a handful of others seemed to be there, acting terrified, in just about every horror B-movie of the 80s and early 90s.

Crampton looked very much like my first wife at comparable ages, so I am always moved when I see her. (I have the same reaction to Suzannah York, who also bore a strong resemblance.)

I’d say that Linnea Quigley was the queen of the scream queens, or at least the most prolific and the most daring, but Crampton, Heather Langenkamp, Brinke Stevens and Michelle Bauer were right behind her. Jamie Lee Curtis was probably at the top of the list if one restricts the competition to theatrical releases or, more exclusively, to box office successes. Here’s how somebody else ranks them.

Except for Jamie Lee, none of the ones I mentioned ever became household names, but they are all beloved by an adoring fan base and have always received a rock star reception when they attend conventions.

Many smaller pics of Holly in a thorough collage by Dann, one of the better imagers from the early 2000s.

I believe he has passed away, along with at least two other internet imaging legends, Hankster and Tuna, that I know of. I suppose there are more that are no longer with us, but sometimes there is nothing to mark their passing except that their contributions suddenly stop, and you’re never sure exactly why.