"Puppet Master II"
"To Sleep with a Vampire"
My fellow blogger Geof over at The Man-Cave inspired me to write up a piece about b-movie actress Charlie Spradling. It's been a while since I remember seeing Ms. Spradling in anything, but recently I learned she looks quite different now. For one thing, she now has long blonde hair instead of her signature coal black, poofy hair. Perhaps her changed appearance is why I don't remember seeing her recently. But flashback to the late 1980s, she was a low-budget horror movie goddess. Charlie always stood out because of her smoldering looks and smoky voice.
She not only starred in these movies, she was hired as a spokesperson for Full Moon Entertainment. I remember seeing her after the end credits of whatever Full Moon movie I was watching, advertising the various finished and in-development movies. She also peddled their newsletter in these segments while dressed up like a total Full Moon whore. You can take that comment two ways, but I meant it not as a comment on her as a woman.
I believe the segments were called Video Zone. I have no idea how the fuck I remember that. My mind clearly has its priorities straight.
She was married to actor Jason London, of 7th Heaven and Dazed & Confused, for almost a decade and had a daughter with him. I guess she was just too much woman for Randall 'Pink' Floyd. According to a TMZ article from back in March, Spradling got sole custody of their daughter when their divorce was finalized. Something tells me he was a bad boy.
Here is one of her video segments that I mentioned. Damn, she really wore the hell outta those jeans, eh?
Newcomers to Ms. Spradling's work should start with To Sleep with a Vampire. You'll thank me later, trust me. Mirror, Mirror is another one of her early movies where she gets to show off.