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A mad journey into the mind of the depraved!

A mad journey into the mind of the depraved!
Recommended for devolved primates only!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012


                                "What will you give me for a basket of kisses?"

 Overly stagey(cuz it's based on a play which was based on a book) but classic tale of a cute little murderous girl.  The whole appeal of this film is the performance of Patty McCormack.  She's quite convincing as a vengeful little demoness who gets rid of people who piss her off.  The ending of this seems tacked on and deviates from the original story, it also seems almost Frankensteinian in it's convenience in wrapping everything up neatly.  Then there's an epilogue which seems totally bizarre where our little brat gets a spanking which just adds to the campy qualities that run throughout the movie.  A good watch but I'm not sure if this qualifies as a horror film, a drama, a psychological thriller or maybe all three wrapped up in what became a sorta template for a lot of killer kid movies over the years.  There was a made for TV remake in the 80's but I've never heard anything good about it.

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