Arsenic and Old Lace

Arsenic and Old Lace ★★½

I had very fond memories of this as a kid so I tried to watch it with my kids and was surprised by how scary and also uneven it is. It starts out in a screwball mode then turns into a straight-up horror film and finally resolves itself with hasty perfunctoriness. It's not unpleasant really, but it feels more like a bag of doorknobs than a well-honed theatrical adaptation.

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