Episode 287

Published on:

30th May 2024

Axe Murders and Troglodytes (The Final Films of Joan Crawford)

THIS WEEK: Straight-Jacket (1964), Berserk (1967), Trog (1970)

After a career resurgence with the hagsploitation classic, Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?, Joan Crawford spent the final decade of her career in kitschy William Castle films, a Circus whodunit, and a murderous monkey man pseudo-horror flick. Sure, it ain't Mildred Pierce, but how do Mommie Dearest's final films stack up to the exploitation fair of the era? And, more importantly, can the first "Queen of the Movies" from Hollywood's golden era elevate ho-hum schlock into something special?

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