All the films mentioned by name in Kim Newman's definitive encyclopedia of horror films, Nightmare Movies. Well worth a read.…
Good girls want him bad. Bad girls want him worse.
A prim and proper schoolgirl goes against her mother's wishes when she dates a motorcycle-riding juvenile delinquent.
"No, she's a scrape - part square, part drape. I think she's pretty."
Johnny Depp was on his way to becoming typecast as a teen idol when in 1990 he was given the opportunity to play two odd roles. One was his first collaboration with Tim Burton in Edward Scissorhands which remains one of his most iconic characters to date, and the other an often forgotten and overlooked musical comedy directed by the eccentric John Waters. This was my introduction to his particular brand of filmmaking and I had a fun time with it. Clocking in at under 75 minutes the film knows when the humor is running out of steam and manages to end before the novelty begins to…
You show me someone who doesn't like this movie and I'll show you... uhhh, umm... my middle finger.
...but not really. That would be rude.
There's nothing the matter with my face. I got character!
John Waters might be an acquired taste but there's no arguing that the man has a unique vision and uncompromising style. I almost think he simply makes films that he would enjoy watching himself while giving little regard to what appeals to the masses.
Here he lampoons the teen rebel films of the 50s resulting in what I imagine an Elvis Presley film would look like if directed by a man on acid. Not that I think Waters was on acid, I simply think this is actually what he finds entertaining when he is stone cold sober.
Unlike what most people think, Johnny Depp's first foray into the cinematically…
¿La mejor peli de Waters? ¿El Depp más molón de la vida? ¿Traci Lords? ¿Iggy Pop?
Una peli que se folla a los Rebeldes de Coppola por todos sus orificios. Inolvidable popada.
Really wish my brother would have named his son Hatchet Face, like he swore to do after we first saw this movie in the early 90s.
"Orphans have special needs!"
it was weird
sometimes shook up old ladies... get cut
I love Hatchet Face!!!
Pretty cute 1950s musical throwback that is way less over-the-top than most Waters films. The scenes that take place where the drapes (the greasers of Cry-Baby) live are great, Waters knows how to bring quirky, dirty, colorful characters to life the way no other director does.
I forgot this was a musical, and also how wonderful and breezy it was. In retrospect it seems that Johnny Depp always sought out eccentric characters to play, and when those roles started including better paychecks (and worse movies), he sort of shrugged and went along with it. Maybe him appearing in things like Tusk suggests that he'd like to return to his roots (as it were), but hopefully he finds a weird low-budget muse that isn't Kevin Smith.
If Grease were a good movie, it would be Cry-Baby.
i'm hatchet face
Been so long since the last time I'd watched this
I like Pink Flamingos, but I don't like any other Waters' movies. This one wasn't too bad though. I liked the way it evoked the 50s, and since that's my kind of music, I enjoyed the music too. I didn't think much of the story, which I found a bit lame. It had the typical weird John Waters sense of humour and the actors all put a lot of energy into their performances, but it just wasn't my thing.
USA Up All Night (also known as Up All Night and Up All Night with Rhonda Shear) is an American…