Women In Horror Month: PopHorror Pays Tribute To Danielle Harris

Nowadays, the term “Scream Queen” is usually associated with any woman in any horror film. I believe that term has to be earned. Today, PopHorror pays tribute to our generation’s Scream Queen, Danielle Harris! 

Since 1987, Danielle Harris has acted in over 80 films and TV shows. Her first movie role was Jamie Lloyd in Halloween 4: The Return Of Michael Myers. Since then, she’s played the victim, the badass, and the final girl in a number of horror films. Following is our list of some of the best performances that Danielle has given us!

Tosh Guaneri – Urban Legend (1998)

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In this film, Danielle’s part may have been small but it’s definitely memorable. Tosh (Harris) is the main character’s Gothic, bitchy roommate. In almost unrecognizable makeup, Harris still brought the attitude and the humor to her character.

Marybeth Dunstan – Hatchet 2 (2010) and Hatchet 3 (2013)

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In the first Hatchet film, Marybeth was actually played by Tamara Feldman. In the sequels, Harris took the reigns and made the role completely her own. She made the character really likable and a total badass! She really made me feel for Marybeth and her terrifying situation.

Amy – See No Evil 2 (2014)

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Amy is Danielle Harris’s most badass character ever! From start to finish, Amy fought the giant antagonist to the bitter end. She was calm, decisive, and tough as nails. Again, Harris brought her personality to the role to the point where I couldn’t picture anyone else playing her.

Annie Brackett – Rob Zombie’s Halloween (2007) and Halloween 2 (2009)

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This role is my personal favorite of hers. Rob Zombie is well known for putting horror alumni in most of his films. Casting Danielle as Laurie’s best friend, Annie, was the perfect choice! In Halloween 2, Harris made the character more grounded and caring. She stuck by Laurie’s side despite all the crap Laurie gave her.

We at PopHorror think that Danielle Harris is one of the greatest actresses in the modern horror world. Do you agree? Danielle’s most recent movie, Havenhurst, just proves that she’s not ready to leave the genre yet and we don’t ever want her to! 

About Karli Lawson

I basically grew up watching horror films and spooky things. I watched my first horror film when I was 4 years old. I've wanted to be a writer ever since I've read Stephen King books in middle school. I love writing and talking about my favorite genre. I hope to one day be successful in screenwriting and filmmaking. Everything horror, of course!

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One comment

  1. I was looking forward to Havenhurst and when i watched it 3 weeks back i was saddened to learn that Danielle is only in the first 10 minutes of the film. Julie Benz was good as the main actor but i wish it was the other way around.