Jan Vincent, a young and naïve waitress at a local diner, has always dreamed of the big time; being a famous horror movie star and getting out of the small, one-horse town that has kept her prisoner for so long - and away from her abusive, alcoholic father. Her story was not a particularly original one: a small town girl moves to the Big City to follow her dream of becoming a star. Hundreds of people had done the same thing so many times with varying degrees of success, but Jan really thought she had what it takes. The bus station that had seemed like the gateway to a new life was where her dreams ended, where she died inside her heart, yet she could not leave it; she still had something to prove to herself before it was all over. What she got instead was a life of loneliness, alcohol, drugs, and was still missing what she had always craved most of all: true love. Based on the real-life experiences of a 1980s horror film actress, My Life as a Scream Queen is a gripping story of one amazing woman's quest for fame and fortune, of hopes and dreams shattered, love lost and found, and her long road back home in the face of extreme adversity.