We are going to share with you a movie about rebellion, a tale of deceit and love, most importantly the story of one crazy ass bitch, Poison Ivy. Directed by Katt Shea, from 1992, starring the ever-wild Drew Barrymore as the title character Ivy, and introverted and sexually ambiguous Sara Gilbert as Sylvie ‘Coop’ Cooper. A movie full of fresh 1990s fashion and one cheesy tattoo, a true gem that stands out against campy thrillers of it’s time.
The story begins off innocently enough, social outcast (Gilbert) befriends sexy new girl in town (Barrymore), throwing her mundane privileged yuppie lifestyle upside down, causing conflict with daddy dearest (Tom Skerritt) and resentment is seeded against sick and lonely bedridden mum (Cheryl Ladd). An erotic thriller involving sexy troubled girls, a hot vintage set of wheels, and a rope swing in the valley that you better believe will lead to disaster.
Boarder line cheesy, undeniably sultry, switch the lights off for this one and cuddle into someone you’re not afraid to have a laugh with. B-movies have always been an indulgence for us at The Eye of Faith, and we must admit this (soon to be) A-list cast gets it right and gives us a film we’ll always recall if we sense danger. We got a lot more than a rash from Poison Ivy, is for sure!
More sensational than her father! Starring Gloria Holden, this is Dracula’s Daughter! Ostensibly based on a short story titled “Dracula’s Guest” by Bram Stoker, this film was even mentioned in Anne Rice’s novel The Queen of the Damned.
Dracula’s Daughter may not have been successful upon its original release but it garnered cult status over the decades for being such a stand out film. Modern critics have noted the strong lesbian overtones of the film, overtones that Universal acknowledged from the start of filming and which they apparently exploited in some early advertising.
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