You can make the argument that we have a dearth of genuine scream queens lately, at least as far as mainstream Hollywood goes. However, Chloe Moretz is certainly making the case to be a scream princess, if you will, having starred in nearly a dozen horror movies since she started working.
Most people wouldn't even watch "The Amityville Horror" at 8 years old, but Moretz was starring in it. Now 15 years old, she looks to continue her run through the genre by starring in "Maggie," a zombie film for which she's in negotiations to play the title character.
Moretz has already tackled vampires a couple of times between "Let Me In" and "Dark Shadows," so it's only fitting that she try her hand at zombies (though she sort of had a previous run-in with them in "Wicked Little Things"). Zombies are a little played out at this point, but "Maggie" has a cool hook to hopefully set it apart from the undead horde.
In the midst of a zombie apocalypse, Maggie is a 16-year-old girl who becomes infected but remains with her family as she slowly transforms into a zombie. That at least sounds more intriguing than another run-and-gun zombie movie, at any rate. The walking dead have become so overdone that we perhaps need more zombie movies that actually focus more on the human dimension.
Between this possible project and a remake of "Carrie," Moretz is continuing to carve her name into the horror niche. For decades the genre has been unfairly stigmatized for often being grunt work, scores of famous actors and actresses having one or two horror credits to their name that end up being little more than curiosity points once they hit the big time.
Moretz is going to have tons of these, and who can complain? She's one of the most talented young actresses working today, and the genre will have her for as long as she wants to continue working in it.
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