Lynn Lowry is an American actress, screenwriter and producer. She is perhaps best known for her work in horror films, having appeared in the cult film I Drink Your Blood (1970), George A. Romero’s The Crazies (1973), and David Cronenberg’s Shivers (1975).
While auditioning for a part in Joe (1970) in New York City, Lowry met Lloyd Kaufman, who asked her to appear in a supporting part in The Battle of Love’s Return (1971), which she accepted. After completing the film in early 1970, she was cast in David Durston’s horror film I Drink Your Blood (1970). She appeared in two key 1970s horror films, George A. Romero’s The Crazies in 1973 and David Cronenberg’s Shivers in 1974, followed by a sixteen-month role as the adulterer-heroine Sandra on NBC’s short-lived soap opera How to Survive a Marriage, as well as a brief part on the daytime serial Another World.
Lowry moved to Los Angeles in the early 1980s, but ended up abandoning her acting career after appearing in Cat People (1982). “I was in Hollywood and I just got tired of the bullshit,” she said. “I wasn’t doing horror movies when I was in Hollywood, I was just going out for TV and other auditions and I got tired so I gave it up; I focused on doing theatre and even sang in a band.”
Her later films include Splatter Disco, Basement Jack and Schism, which she co-wrote and co-produced. Lowry also starred in Dante Tomaselli’s Torture Chamber. She can be seen in the twenty-fourth minute of the film. In 2015 she co-starred with Debbie Rochon in the horror film The House of Covered Mirrors. In 2010, Lowry had a cameo appearance in the remake of The Crazies.
Recently, she has won accolades for her performance in Model Hunger (2016) and other independent productions, and has returned to her hometown of Atlanta.
She appeared at Monsterama in 2014, and we’re very happy to have her back with us this year. Thanks for coming back, Lynn!