Maybe it's because I was only 11 when I saw it, but the original film adaptation seemed a lot better acted.
The original film wasn't better acted, it was just written in such a way, toning down the content of the book, that it felt not as supremely stupid as the book would if you tried to adapt it straight. Lifetime basically tried to push it further with the whole incest and sex stuff and so it feels infinitely more messier and stupid.
|Binro the Heretic |
I'm actually surprised Lifetime waited this long to do this.
God, when I was in middle school, every girl in the place was reading those damned books.
|Caminante Nocturno |
This is just a step sideways from the first movie, which was also a blaring, overacted mess.
The correct tag is ACTING!
Also, if my 9th grade girlfriend's musings of this series of books are correct, isn't the whole thing just an extended incest fantasy?
My faggier friends are convincing me this is the camp event of the decade.
"One day, their mother goes away for a long trip and the grandmother is left in charge of the children. Cathy has never seen her now changed body in the mirror as she has no privacy to undress before the full length looking glass in the bedroom, so waits until her siblings are upstairs to strip naked. Chris comes downstairs and catches Cathy inspecting her naked body, which he admires, although admitting that he shouldn't do so. The grandmother enters just as Cathy is changing back into her dress while Chris is present. She orders Chris to cut off Cathy's beautiful long blonde hair, which is a favorite feature, but he refuses. During the night, their grandmother injects Cathy with morphine and covers her head in tar. Chris manages to remove the tar without cutting off all the hair by mixing chemicals from his chemistry set. The grandmother refuses them food for an entire week, so Chris is forced to feed the twins his own blood in order to keep them alive. Cathy cuts off a little of the front of her hair, covering the rest with a turban so it looks like she has shaved her head and the grandmother finally feeds them, although she later beats Chris and then Cathy into concussion when they tell her she has a filthy mind and has forced the sinful situation on them by keeping them imprisoned alone together, and she is wicked before God for starving them and keeping them locked up and never showing kindness."
Next Sunday at 9.
Uh huh. Welp, this will go on the list.
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