The old Brewster ladies are really a hoot! Home is Brooklyn and Martha and Abby are set in their ways with their cadaverous routines, but just as sweet as can be (hehehe) as they welcome prospective lodgers in for a glass of their own special blend of...more
This is one of the most wonderful bits of dark humor I've ever read. It's laugh-out-loud funny (even when just reading it) and still manages to be creepy. Oh the irony, oh the death, oh the references to Boris Karloff...
I just got done reading ...more
Honestly, plays are, like, my favorite thing in the world. They are just so easy to read and so, so wonderful. This is ...more
ABBY. His name's Hoskins - Adam Hoskins. That's really all I know about him - except that he's a Methodist....more
MORTIMER. That's all you know about him? Well, what's he doing here? What happened to him?
MARTHA. He died.
MORTIMER. Aunt Martha, men don't just get into window seats and die.
ABBY. (Silly boy.) No, he died first.
MORTIMER. Well, how?
ABBY. Oh, Mortimer, don't be so inquisitive. The gentleman died because he drank some wine with poison in it.
MORTIMER. How did the poison get in the wine?
This is a play about Martha and Abby two rich ladies that live beside a Cemetery, who are exceeding kind and thoughtful. They doubt their Charity work and slightly problematic habit of killing off suffering old lonely men, and the use Elderberry Wine, will be an issue as they have 11 more in the basement! Finally things go haywire and the work must come to an end.
You might want to pass on the glass of Elderberry Wine if it is ever offered to ...more
A family of lunatics goes on a rampage killing 24 people between them. And they call it a comedy.
Actually, rated among the best ever…
A horror comedy might be a way to describe this crime story with plenty of laughs.
A family of lunatics goes on a rampage killing 24 people between them.
How can you turn this into a comedy?
It can’t be easy, but Frank Capra, with the help of Cary Grant has turned this into one of the best comedy films ever made, on some lists ...more
Abby: We don't try to stop you from doing things you like to do.
A delightfully dark comedy, Arsenic and Old Lace has everything you could ask for--sweet, murderous old ladies, more funny moving dead body jokes than Weekend at Bernie's, and a pleasantly insane, bugle-playing ...more
Rating childhood reads strictly by my memory of how much I enjoyed them at first read. Obviously that could be drastically different if I read them today. (Then again, some of them might just hold up pretty well.)
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