Entertainingly campy horror film is the story of a boy who stumbles upon a group of strange people that have been locked away in the basement of an old house. Shlocky movie effectively blends comedy with scares for an uneven story. Director Wes Craven combines some compelling fantasy elements with a socially minded story about child abuse for a bizarre tale that is captivating. Actors Everett McGill and Wendy Robie are enjoyably over-the-top as the Robesons, the cruelest parents/landlords ever,
Archive for 1991
Comedy drama about a woman who finds strength to assert herself in the modern day through the stories of two women in the past. The film’s framing device is somewhat awkward, but this likeable feminist drama benefits from a great ensemble cast. Actress-turned-author Fannie Flagg was nominated for an Oscar for her screenplay in adapting her novel Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café.