The Haunted Oaks Scream Queen Award is given to one outstanding woman whose personal example and contribution to Horror stand out in Greater Pittsburgh and inspire female excellence in the world of horror. From nominees chosen by our judges, audience, and friends of the festival, one woman is recognized for her attitude, aptitude, creativity, grace, strength, blood and guts.

We are proud to announce our 2016 Scream Queen: Christine Starkey.

Christine Starkey is a Pittsburgh based actress/model. Born and raised in Latrobe, PA, she graduated from Greater Latrobe High School in 2006 and attended Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. She has done both film and theater projects in the Latrobe and Erie area before her first professional theater role playing Helen Burns in Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre’s adaptation of Alan Stanford’s Jane Eyre in 2009. Her first feature film with Orchard Place Productions, The Other Side, filmed in 2013, was her first experience in the horror genre. Since than, the horror realm has continued to envelop her with Pittsburgh based productions like Brisbane Management Production’s The Rocky Horror Show, Philip Real’s world première of Cactus with 12 Peers Theater, Professor Eldritch’s Asylum for Uncanny and Extraordinary Women with Devious Maid Productions and Uncumber Theatrics and three projects with the interactive haunt experience with ScareHouse’s BASEMENT. As much as she enjoys acting, Horror has always held a special place in her undead heart and she continues to look forward to what the future will bring.