Lynn Lowry, is a celebrated actress known for her work in horror.
While auditioning for a role 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 (1973) and David Cronenberg’s Shivers (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. She also appeared opposite Peter Fonda in Jonathan Demme’s vigilante thriller Fighting Mad (1976).
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 2010 remake of The Crazies. In 2022, Lowry starred as Gina Cochran in Richard Burgin’s Fang.