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As Halloween nears, horror film buffs know that nothing says Saturday night like nerding out on the couch to watch your favorite B-movie actress hack and slash her way through the hearts and jugulars of men that fall victim to her evil ways. Nothing better, that is, unless those B-movie queens are pole dancing and you have a front row seat, cocktail in hand. On October 10 at Bordello, Devil's Playground — the ladies that brought you “Video Game Girls” and “Comic Book Vixens” — presented “Tails from the Crypt” burlesque, a night of terror and tassel twirling that turned B-movie themes into A-list bare all performances. With music by Embalmers and DJ Smokey Anthony, performers Kitty Cadillac, Christina Fuel, Courtney Cruz, Victoria Vengeance, and master contortionist Sin Fisted brought the art of the strip tease to classic B-movie horror girl characters.
Movie: Succubus Hell-Bent
Burlesque character: The Devil, played by Kitty Cadillac
Why it's hot: Looking for something long term? Then the succubus is your girl. She'll love you until you're dead, and then own your soul.
Movie: Living Dead Girl
Burlesque character: Living Dead Girl, played by Sin Fisted
Why it's hot: She's a sophisticated European aristocrat so cool that Rob Zombie wrote a song about her. She's also dead. More or less.
Movie: Brides of Dracula
Burlesque character: Queen Vampire, played by Courtney Cruz
Why it's hot:She'll suck your blood, but can you really fault a girl for falling in love with the dark side? Plus, she likes to bite.
Movie: The Witch's Sabbath
Burlesque character: La Bruja, played by Victoria Vengeance
Why it's hot: She might be trying to summon Satan, but she'll be doing it (almost) topless.