Campy Film Fest

High-camp, good and bad that you'll enjoy again and again and again.
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1.
Mommie Dearest (1981)
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Mommie Dearest, best-selling memoir turned motion picture, depicts the abusive and traumatic adoptive upbringing of Christina Crawford at the hands of her mother, screen queen Joan Crawford. (129 mins.)
Director: Frank Perry
“ The mother of all camp. Tina, Christopher, dammmmn it! ” - dwhepworth
 
2.
Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970)
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Three girls come to Hollywood to make it big, but find only sex, drugs and sleaze. (109 mins.)
Director: Russ Meyer
“ "You're a groovy boy. I'd like to strap you on sometime" ” - dwhepworth
 
3.
Die, Mommie, Die! (2003)
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An ex-pop singer kills her much-hated husband to be with her young lover. Her daughter plots Electra-like revenge. (90 mins.)
Director: Mark Rucker
“ "Listen, baby, I'm not one of your friends' square old ladies. I toured with a band. I'm quite familiar with reefer, and fully acquainted with its dangers". ” - dwhepworth
 
4.
Serial Mom (1994)
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A sweet mother takes a little too much at heart for the defense of her family. (95 mins.)
Director: John Waters
“ "Are those pussywillows?" ” - dwhepworth
 
5.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
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A newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter. (100 mins.)
Director: Jim Sharman
“ "It's not easy having a good time! Even smiling makes my face ache!" ” - dwhepworth
 
6.
Carrie (1976)
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Carrie White, a shy, friendless 17 year-old girl who is sheltered by her domineering, religious mother, unleashes her telekinetic powers after being humiliated by her classmates at her senior prom. (98 mins.)
Director: Brian De Palma
“ And I liked it. I liked it. All that dirty touching! ” - dwhepworth
 
7.
Death Becomes Her (1992)
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When a woman learns of an immortality treatment, she sees it as a way to outdo her long-time rival. (104 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
“ "These are the moments that make life worth living" ” - dwhepworth
 
8.
Cry-Baby (1990)
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In 1950s Baltimore, a bad-boy with a heart of gold wins the love of a good-girl, whose boyfriend sets out for revenge. (85 mins.)
Director: John Waters
“ Juvenile delinquents are everywhere. Right here in this community. Boys with long hair and tattoos who spit on the sidewalk. Girls who wear tight slacks. Hysterectomy pants, I call them ” - dwhepworth
 
9.
Polyester (1981)
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A suburban housewife's world falls apart when her pornographer husband admits he's serially unfaithful to her, her daughter gets pregnant, and her son is suspected of being the foot-fetishist who's been breaking local women's feet. (86 mins.)
Director: John Waters
“ I'm gonna get an abortion and I can't WAIT! ” - dwhepworth
 
10.
Psycho Beach Party (2000)
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Spoof of 1960's Beach Party/Gidget surfing movies mixed with slasher horror films stars Lauren Ambrose as Florence Forrest... (95 mins.)
Director: Robert Lee King
“ Who do you have to FUCK to get a hot dog in this dump? ” - dwhepworth
 
11.
Valley of the Dolls (1967)
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Film version of Jacqueline Susann's best-selling novel chronicling the rise and fall of three young women in show business. (123 mins.)
Director: Mark Robson
“ I wouldn't pay any attention to that. You know how bitchy fags can be! ” - dwhepworth
 
12.
Strait-Jacket (1964)
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After a twenty-year stay at an asylum for a double murder, a mother returns to her estranged daughter where suspicions arise about her behavior. (93 mins.)
Director: William Castle
“ Leave me alone! Leave me alone! I'm not guilty! I'm not guilty! AAHHHH ” - dwhepworth
 
13.
Lady in a Cage (1964)
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A woman trapped in a home elevator is terrorized by a group of vicious hoodlums. (94 mins.)
Director: Walter Grauman
“ Malcom, ring me now! ” - dwhepworth
 
14.
Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995)
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An unattractive seventh grader struggles to cope with inattentive parents, snobbish classmates, a smart older brother, an attractive younger sister, and her own insecurities in suburban New Jersey. (88 mins.)
Director: Todd Solondz
“ You came here to shit. ” - dwhepworth
 
15.
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
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A former child star torments her paraplegic sister in their decaying Hollywood mansion. (134 mins.)
Director: Robert Aldrich
“ But-cha-r. Butchar in that chair! ” - dwhepworth
 
16.
Die! Die! My Darling! (1965)
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A young woman is terrorized by her deceased fiancé's demented mother who blames her for her son's death. (97 mins.)
“ Religious nut ” - dwhepworth
 
17.
Flowers in the Attic (1987)
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Children are hidden away in the attic by their conspiring mother and grandmother. (93 mins.)
Director: Jeffrey Bloom
“ Religious nut 2. Your mother has come home after seventeen years to repent for her sins and for her crime. Not only against your grandfather and me, but against God! Your mother's marriage was unholy! A sacrilege! An abomination in the eyes of the Lord! She did not fall from Grace! She leapt! Into the arms of a man whose veins pulsed with the same blood as hers! Not a stranger, but her own uncle! And you, the children, are the devil's spawn! Evil from the moment of conception! ” - dwhepworth
 
18.
Pink Flamingos (1972)
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Notorious Baltimore criminal and underground figure Divine goes up against a sleazy married couple who make a passionate attempt to humiliate her and seize her tabloid-given title as "The Filthiest Person Alive". (93 mins.)
Director: John Waters
“ "Oh my God Almighty! Someone has sent me a bowel movement!" ” - dwhepworth
 
19.
Big Business (1988)
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In the 1940s in the small town of Jupiter Hollow, two sets of identical twins are born in the same hospital on the same night... (97 mins.)
Director: Jim Abrahams
 
20.
All About Eve (1950)
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An ingenue insinuates herself into the company of an established but aging stage actress and her circle of theater friends. (138 mins.)
 
21.
The Women (1939)
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A study of the lives and romantic entanglements of various interconnected women. (133 mins.)
Director: George Cukor
 
22.
8 Women (2002)
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One murdered man, eight women, each seeming to be more eager than the others to know the truth. Gimme, gimme, gimme some clues to make up my mind. And eventually enter the truth. Oh, thou cruel woman! (111 mins.)
Director: François Ozon
 
23.
Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964)
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An aging, reclusive Southern belle, plagued by a horrifying family secret, descends into madness after the arrival of a lost relative. (133 mins.)
Director: Robert Aldrich
 
24.
Sybil (1976 Mini-Series)
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A young woman whose childhood was so harrowing to her that she developed 16 different personalities. (198 mins.)
 
25.
Misery (1990)
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After a famous author is rescued from a car crash by a fan of his novels, he comes to realize that the care he is receiving is only the beginning of a nightmare of captivity and abuse. (107 mins.)
Director: Rob Reiner