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Revisiting the film of Stephen King's Tales From The Darkside

Rebecca Lea Jul 10, 2017

Our lookback at the film adaptations and work of Stephen King arrives at Tales From The Darkside: The Movie...

Spoilers lie ahead.

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The film: In The Wraparound Story, Betty (Deborah Harry) is getting ready for a party by preparing poor little Timmy (Matthew Lawrence) as the meal. He tries to buy some time by telling her three stories; Lot 249 is a tale of college rivalries and resurrecting mummies; Cat From Hell features a wealthy old man taking out a hit on a black cat he believes to be evil, and finally Lover’s Vow, in which an artist witnesses a vicious murder, but the monster who committed
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‘Ghostbusters’ and ‘Ace Ventura’ Actress Alice Drummond Has Passed Away At 88

‘Ghostbusters’ and ‘Ace Ventura’ Actress Alice Drummond Has Passed Away At 88
Following the sad news that arrived Thanksgiving weekend with the deaths of The Brady Bunch matriarch Florence Henderson and Barney Miller star Ron Glass, another actress has left this world. You may not know Alice Drummond by name, but you’ve undoubtedly seen the character actress in key roles in some very popular movies, including playing […]

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Alice Drummond, Ghostbusters Librarian, Passes Away at 88

Alice Drummond, Ghostbusters Librarian, Passes Away at 88
2016 has been a hard year, and over the past several months, quite a few iconic celebrities have said good-bye. Today, the Ghostbusters family has lost one of their own as the sad news was announced that Alice Drummond has passed away. She was 88 at the time of her death.

A veteran stage actress, Alice is perhaps best known as Alice the librarian in the original 1984 Ghostbusters. Though she only had a very small part, her scene kicks off what would become one of the most iconic movies of that generation. And she is a fan-favorite, getting the movie off to a rousing start as she comes face-to-face with the movie's first terrifying ghost.

Drummond reportedly died at her home in the Bronx, New York, this past Wednesday. She succumbed to complications that result from a fall she had survived over two months ago. The news was reported by the New York Times.
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Newswire: R.I.P. Ghostbusters actress Alice Drummond

Alice Drummond, the prolific character actress best known for small roles in films like Ghostbusters—where she played the New York librarian terrified by the film’s first spectral apparition—has died. Drummond was 88.

Drummond spent much of her career on and off-Broadway, where she was nominated for a Tony Award in 1970. That came shortly after she broke into TV, with a recurring part as Nurse Jackson on ABC’s vampire soap opera Dark Shadows. Drummond would work steadily on-camera for the next 40 years, often in roles capitalizing on her small frame, sweet voice, and talent for cheerful, slightly off-kilter smiles.

Over the course of her career, Drummond would play off some of the most powerful comic voices of the 1980s and ’90s, sharing scenes and trading banter with Bill Murray, Robin Williams (in Awakenings, where she played Lucy, the comatose patient capable of catching a thrown ...
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Alice Drummond, Character Actress Known for ‘Awakenings’ and ‘Ghostbusters,’ Dies at 88

Alice Drummond, Character Actress Known for ‘Awakenings’ and ‘Ghostbusters,’ Dies at 88
Alice Drummond, a veteran stage actress who appeared in films including “Awakenings” and the original 1984 “Ghostbusters,” has died. She was 88.

She died on Wednesday at her home in the Bronx due to complications following a fall that she survived two months ago, according to the New York Times.

A native of Pawtucket, Rhode Island, Drummond graduated from Pembroke College in 1950, which has since merged with Brown University. Her first break into Hollywood came in 1967 when she landed a role on the ABC soap opera “Dark Shadows.” Later Drummond would appear on other soaps including CBS’ “Where the Heart Is” and a short stint on “As the World Turns.” She would go on to enjoy a healthy film and television career spanning more than four decades.

On stage, Drummond had her turn in about a dozen Broadway shows including “The Chinese and Dr. Fish,” which earned her a Tony nomination for
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Ghostbusters and Dark Shadows Actress Alice Drummond Has Passed Away

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Some sad news is making the rounds today, as multiple sources report that actress Alice Drummond has passed away at the age of 88.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, actress June Gable said that her friend Drummond's death is due to health issues brought about by a fall she endured around two months ago.

Drummond will forever hold a place in horror fans' hearts for her scene-stealing performance as the librarian in Ghostbusters (1984).

A Tony-nominated stage actress, Drummond appeared as Nurse Jackson on the Dark Shadows TV series in 1967 and also played Carolyn in the hitman versus feline "Cat From Hell" segment of Tales from the Darkside: The Movie.

Viewers may also remember Drummond as Lucy in Awakenings, Carlotta Douglas in Office Killer, Grandma Dottie in Pieces of April, Sister Veronica in the Doubt film adaptation, and Mrs. Hutton in After.Life, among many other roles.

Our thoughts go out to Drummond's
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Alice Drummond Dies; Veteran Character Actress Was 88

Alice Drummond, a prolific character actress nominated for a Best Featured Actress Tony in 1970 and known for appearances in the films Awakenings, Synecdoche, New York and Ghostbusters, among many others, died November 30 from complications following a fall in her home. She was 88. The news was confirmed by Drummond’s friend, June Gable, to The New York Times. Born in 1928 in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, Drummond was a 1950 graduate of Pembroke College, then the women’s…
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Alice Drummond Dies; Veteran Character Actress Was 88

Alice Drummond Dies; Veteran Character Actress Was 88
Alice Drummond, a prolific character actress nominated for a Best Featured Actress Tony in 1970 and known for appearances in the films Awakenings, Synecdoche, New York and Ghostbusters, among many others, died November 30 from complications following a fall in her home. She was 88. The news was confirmed by Drummond’s friend, June Gable, to The New York Times. Born in 1928 in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, Drummond was a 1950 graduate of Pembroke College, then the women’s…
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Alice Drummond, Character Actress and Broadway Star, Dies at 88 (Report)

Alice Drummond, Character Actress and Broadway Star, Dies at 88 (Report)
Alice Drummond, an actress who starred in several CBS soap operas and performed regularly on Broadway in the 1960s and '70s, has died. She was 88.

Character actress June Gable, a friend of Drummond's, said her death was caused by complications from a fall she suffered two months prior, according to The New York Times.

Drummond made numerous appearances on TV sitcoms and Broadway shows (The Ballad of the Sad Cafe, You Can't Take It With You) before venturing into film. She starred as Nurse Jackson on the 1967 series Dark Shadows and had regular roles on CBS...
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Alice Drummond, Character Actress and Broadway Star, Dies at 88 (Report)

Alice Drummond, an actress who starred on several CBS soap operas and performed regularly on Broadway in the 1960s and '70s, has died. She was 88.

Character actress June Gable, a friend of Drummond's, said her death was caused by complications from a fall she suffered two months prior, according to The New York Times.

Drummond made numerous appearances on TV sitcoms and Broadway shows (The Ballad of the Sad Cafe, You Can't Take It With You) before venturing into film. She starred as Nurse Jackson on the 1967 series Dark Shadows and had regular roles on CBS...
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Retro Review 1981: Eyewitness

Eyewitness (Original Release Date: 13 February 1981)

Among the movies I’ve watched so far for the column, Eyewitness is the one most obviously of its era. Where something like The Incredible Shrinking Woman might stake its claim to the early eighties based wholly on eccentricities, Eyewitness nabs an adjacent plot with an endearing effortlessness. That couch you remember from your aunt’s trailer with the heavy wooden arm rests and the burlap-y plaid upholstery is there, as are the hard angles on cars, the idea of home video as a novelty, the pale-red-paint look of movie blood, and, perhaps most importantly, a nearness to the Vietnam War that makes coping with it seem more a given than some form of filmmaker fetishism.

The Vietnam War connection is rolled out bit by bit throughout Eyewitness’s first half, and I found myself wondering if audiences of the time would have been quicker
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Wild World

If you mention the city of Schenectady, N.Y., Charlie Kaufman will be quick to point out that although this is where his new film is set, it is not the title. The title is Synecdoche, New York. And if you have trouble pronouncing it, he will write it out phonetically for you on a card: (sin-ek-doh-kee). He'll even offer to sign it for you. In addition to playing on the film's setting, the word synecdoche has several meanings; most popularly, it means, according to American Heritage Dictionary, "a figure of speech in which a part is used as a whole." What this has to do with Kaufman's new film — in which, as with all his works, the world created lies somewhere between fantasy and fever dream — is up to the audience to decipher. The plot centers on Caden (Philip Seymour Hoffman), a theatre director who earns a genius grant
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