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Tony Williams <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 14 Nov 1996 12:00:49 CST
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Try to find Larry Cohen's 1980 comedy FULL MOON HIGH made before TEEN WOLF.
It involves a 50s teen bitten by a werewolf who remains young while his
peer group age. He returns to his high school in the 70s which has radically
changed. His former youthful friends have aged and become "monsters." Another
Cohen variation on the theme "the monster needs to be protected from society
rather than vice versa."
 Also the opening prologue to WICKED STEPMOTHER with the "Hells Grannies" in
the police lineup - the funniest part ofthe film - as well as the ten
minutes Bette Davis footage showing her as a chain-smoking, sexually active
 You may also want to look up Ramona Curry's recent book on Mae West and her
defence of SEXTETTE (sic!) defending the mid-80s persona of West (obviously
dubbed and arthritic on the set due to lack of movement) in terms of an
older woman remaining in charge of her body and sexuality.
Tony Williams,
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