A bright satirical comedy about an innocent high school girl granted her wishes by a student prodigy. A broad satire of teenage culture in the sixties, its targets ranging from progressive education to beach movies.
The working class twin sister of a callous wealthy woman impulsively murders her out of revenge and assumes the identity of the dead woman. But impersonating her dead twin is more complicated and risky than she anticipated.
The title refers to the creatures a very poor addled old lady (Dame Edith Evans) imagines in her paranoid fantasies. They lurk behind every drip, drip, drip of a leaky faucet. They listen ... See full summary »
Ephraim Cabot is an old man of amazing vitality who loves his New England farm with a greedy passion. Hating him, and sharing his greed, are the sons of two wives Cabot has overworked into ... See full summary »
Just released from prison, a young woman arrives in town to "start a new life", but soon begins stalking a married construction worker for no apparent reason, turning his life inside out and eventually terrorizing him and his wife.
A formerly institutionalized young man (Anthony Perkins) meets up with a cute, sexy high school cheerleader (Tuesday Weld) and pretends to be a CIA agent to get her interested in him while she responds to his fantasy all too willingly. This, combined with her adult craving for sensual excitement, adds up to a potentially explosive pairing indeed. And explode it does. Written by
Boy. What a week. I met you on Monday, fell in love with you on Tuesday, Wednesday I was unfaithful, Thursday we killed a guy together. How about that for a crazy week, Sue Ann?
Sue Ann Stepanek:
I was just joking, Sue Anne. That was in another country. Forget it. I do, no kidding, love you. I love you.
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When I was in college I went to a double feature (they still had them then!). The first movie was the terrible Sinatra film The Lady in Cement (amazing I can still remember), then this incredible gem came on. I was so taken with Pretty Poison I sat through the dreadful first film again to watch Anthony Perkins and Tuesday Weld in this quirky and gripping thriller. Beverly Garland, the quintessential B-movie actress of her day, also turns in the best performance of her career as the mother everyone can hate. My other great sleeper movie, like Pretty Poison, also has never been released on DVD: Resurrection with Ellen Burstyn and Sam Shepard. If you haven't seen either of these movies, you are missing out!
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