“It’s dead out here and I’m hating you right now. What kind of agent are you?” – Kimberly, Wrong Turn 2
Parlaying her American Idol fame into acting work, the dynamic Kimberly Caldwell made a skin shedding impression in the fun horror sequel Wrong Turn 2. Despite going through multiple song changes and delayed releases, her first album Without Regretalso highlighted her dramatic abilities. These skills are particularly evident in Mess Of You, one of the recording’s acclaimed singles.
Traveling down the right path at last…and utilizing her personality to its fullest, Caldwell has spent much of the last decade appearing on talk show panels and parenting her three children with style and panache.
Beautiful. Violent. A showcase for the brilliance of Doug Jones. Yes, Guillermo Del Toro’s The Shape of Wateris many things. But, as an ode to the cinema of old it, nicely, also introduces modern audiences to the majesty of such golden age troupers as Alice Faye, Carmen Miranda and Betty Grable.
As a prominent part of the soundtrack, Faye’s husky, thoughtful version of You’ll Never Know definitely mimics the emotional lives of the outsiders at the film’s core.
Not surprisingly, Del Toro hasn’t been the first genre specialist to recognize Faye’s brilliance. Eagle eared viewers may remember her signature stylings from Innocence, a Season Two offering from Buffy, the Vampire Slayer, as well.
Auteurs recognize. Now, it’s your turn.
Until the next time, SWEET love and pink GRUE, Big Gay Horror Fan!