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Cream of the Cool

"Boxing Helena" is a 1993 drama and psychological horror film with aspects of surrealism and black comedy, whose intrinsic value as a film is usually overshadowed by the external history of the film's production. Would-be star Kim Bassinger dropped out of filming due to concern with the movie's content, leading to a lawsuit and production delays. The movie was also the directorial debut of Jennifer Lynch, only 25 at the time of the movie's release. As the daughter of acclaimed director…

The night was mild and balmy and they walked; and as they approached the Bramford's blackened mass they saw on the sidewalk before it a group of twenty or so people gathered in a semicircle at the side of a parked car. Two police cars waited double-parked, their roof lights spinning red (35).

The Book

Published at probably the perfect time, Ira Levin's influential novel remains quite readable, and makes a devilish companion piece to…

Question:What would the thoughts be of someone with old-money billionaire parents, waiting tables?

The women of my family have been working Summers here since the Second World War. At first, it was because there were no women who would work here because they were all doing war work in factories. So our family pitched in as our part of the effort, and well, it’s New England. Things just tend to stick. It builds character, they say, and I get to meet a lot of people. Yeah, some girls go to intern in…

The movie "Revolt of the Zombies", released in 1937, directed by Victor Halperin and starring Dean Jagger, does not have any zombies in it, and they do not revolt. I found this movie on a four movie DVD collection of "horror classics" at a thrift store that has "Featuring Bela Lugosi" on the cover. Apparently, only one of the four movies has Bela Lugosi acting in it. Although, apparently this movie does have a "role" for Bela Lugosi.

I should not be too tough on this movie. This…