We do love our indie goddesses and when they are blossoming along just like the stunning Carrie Finklea, it’s cause for exaltation. She stars as Wren in “Quarries”, the gripping survival horror flick that’s a must-see at this year’s ScreamFest LA. Carrie is also the producer and we can agree she’s captivating us on both sides of the camera. Carrie does go deep into the grittiness of the film as Wren who has an addiction problem and of course her eventual fight to stay alive. Being a women-focused horror film, “Quarries” will gain a massive following as would Carrie after the film’s release on 26th October. Carrie is acclaimed for her lead role in Gus Van Sant’s “Elephant”, the winner of the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. It’s loosely based on the Columbine shooting massacre and told in an unconventional style. Carrie was a fresh-faced talent in “Elephant” and it’s testament to her consummate acting even at her tender age. As her name sake Carrie in “Elephant”, she had a recklessness about her that mirrored life as an impressionable youth.
Carrie will next star in the comedy horror flick “Beast Mode” as Muffy Meyers and I’m wondering if it’s a play on the beloved heroine Buffy Summers. The ensemble cast include C. Thomas Howell, Tony Todd, Leslie Easterbrook among many others. It’s about a ‘Bad boy’ actor Huckle Saxton who literally turns into a ferocious beast after he lets fame engulf him. Due for release in December, it’s satirical take on the sometimes abhorrent film industry should see a film festival run. A perfect time then to endorse the beguiling merits of the artful Carrie Finklea.