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Monday, April 11, 2016

Video Beaverhausen Watches the Hand That Rocks the Cradle

The Hand That Rocks the Cradle is a camp classic. It stars Rebecca DeMornay and Annabella Sciorra. Wow ~ What marquee could feature those two names, plus its long-winded title, together?

It's all very by-the-numbers as far as psycho-thrillers go. I remember seeing this at a theater in Park Slope with my friend Kevin Scott Hall and we howled throughout at the campy conceit of it all. That seemed to annoy some patrons who were taking this in dead earnestness so we tried to stifle it.

DeMornay plans on breaking up Annabella's home ~ especially by yielding a gigantic wrench. Throw that into the works. "Wrenching them apart" ~ get it? Oh, this film is sly.

To be fair, the movie contains an ample share of suspense and pure horror. But how did the cast keep straight faces through this. Maybe they didn't.

Mark McCoy is the hot husband Rebecca craves. And don't we all. after all? What a hunk!

Julianne Moore is a friend of Sciorra's... and you know what happens to them in fright fests.

The Hand is a great damsel-in-distress flick that's currently on video. Suggested viewing.

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