Thurs 30 May 2013: WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE?
Bette Davis and Joan Crawford star in the campest, scariest and most horrifying melodrama of their careers.
As a child, Baby Jane Hudson (Bette Davis) was the toast of vaudeville. But as an adult, she was overshadowed by her more talented sister Blanche (Joan Crawford), who became a top movie star. Then, one night in the early ’30s, came the accident, which crippled Blanche for life and which was blamed on a drunken, jealous Jane.
Flash-forward to 1962, and Jane – decked out in garish chalkwhite makeup – still lives with the invalid Blanche in their decaying L.A. mansion. When Jane isn’t tormenting the helpless Blanche by serving her dead rats for breakfast, she’s plotting and planning her showbiz comeback. Convinced that her days are numbered if she remains in the house with her addled sister, Blanche desperately tries to get away, but all avenues of escape are cut off by the deranged Jane.
★★★★★ “The ultimate camp-Gothic bitchfight. Vastly entertaining.” DAILY TELEGRAPH
★★★★ “Hag horror doesn’t get any more demented than this.” SLANT
★★★★ “[The film] uses – nay exploits – its two ageing stars with magnificent aplomb!” FILM FOUR
Where: Golden Lion pub, 116 Sydenham Road SE26 5JX
When: 7.30pm Thursday 30 May 2013
Tickets: £5 on the door