Who wants to wait until the 31st to wallow in Halloween indulgences and scary movies?! Home Projectionist doesn’t! And so we’ll have pairings of 31 Frights and 31 Bites every one of October’s 31 nights: a scary, snack size movie “trick”, and a delicious “treat” to go along with it.
Trick & Treat for October 2nd:
WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE? (1962; Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Victor Buono; directed by Robert Aldrich) Former vaudeville child star “Baby Jane” Hudson (Bette Davis) has left her best days far behind her. Now, as an adult, she lives in a dark, locked-up Hollywood mansion with her talented, but now disabled, movie star sister, Blanche (Joan Crawford). The child-like, cruel and delusional Jane taunts and torments Blanche relentlessly. This fascinating, grotesquely sad horror movie was a forerunner of films starring aging, big-name actors in gaudy dramas. There are plenty of nuts here in more ways than one. So fasten (and loosen) your seat belts, it’s going to be a bumpy night!