Wednesday Night Trailer: "What Happened in the Bathroom, Nanny?"
Just when you thought I'd never break out of the 80s . . . Bette Davis came along to remind me that when it comes to "Women in Horror" she might just be the only actress you'll ever need.
For most actresses these days (who are mere "starlets" next to Davis), doing Horror is a way of getting a foot in the door. They're usually young, hopeful, grateful for the work experience, and willing to go to great lengths to be memorable on screen. Davis, of course, was the exact opposite: older, more cynical, keenly aware of her own worth, and yet still willing to go to great lengths to be memorable on screen. Her 60s-era psychos are especially chilling. The actress who took home Best Actress Oscars for Dangerous and Jezebel is totally unrecognisable.
But enough of my gushing. Suffice it to say that she scares the living hell out of me and that I hope you watch the movie with me on Friday night, because it's not the kind which should be watched alone. Misery may love company, but it has nothing on the clinginess of terror.