just returned from the midnight premiere / q and a of 'summer of '84' (the sophomore feature of the directing team behind 'turbo kid'), and wow.
comparisons are bound to lump the film into the fervor surrounding 'stranger things', and 'it', but this narrative elevates beyond simple nostalgia, and easy homage.
while the loss of childhood innocence permeates throughout, the real sucker punch is the focus on the consequences of one's convictions, regardless of age.
bravo, and thanks for leaving me with a pervasive apprehension as i walked back to the condo in the frigid darkness.
Judith neelley, along with alvin neelley, jr. committed two murders. they each were convicted of the kidnappings, torture, and murders of lisa ann millican and janice kay chatman (they attempted to commit a third). judith neelley was sentenced to death by the state of alabama in 1983), but her sentence was commuted to life imprisonment 16 years later. alvin neelley was serving a life sentence in hardwick, georgia at the time of his death in 2005. he died during surgery (i looked everywhere and i can't find out why he was having surgery). #truecrime#serialkillers#serialkiller#killercouple#femaleserialkiller#femaleserialkillers#judithneelley#alvinneelleyjr
Leonarda cianciulli was an italian woman who killed three women between 1939 and 1940, and turned their corpses into soap and teacakes. in a book she wrote titled an embittered soul's confessions, cianciulli described her first murder: "i threw the [body] pieces into a pot, added seven kilos of caustic soda, which i had bought to make soap, and stirred the whole mixture until the pieces dissolved in a thick, dark mush that i poured into several buckets and emptied in a nearby septic tank. as for the blood in the basin, i waited until it had coagulated, dried it in the oven, ground it and mixed it with flour, sugar, chocolate, milk and eggs, as well as a bit of margarine, kneading all the ingredients together. i made lots of crunchy tea cakes and served them to the ladies who came to visit, though giuseppe and i also ate them." #truecrime#serialkiller#serialkillers#leonardacianciulli#femaleserialkiller#femaleserialkillers#homemadesoap
Gwen graham and cathy wood worked together at alpine nursing home as nurse's aide's.. the two began dating. they soon began conspiring to smother five elderly patients, allegedly as part of a "love bond." the couple broke up when graham began dating another woman and moved with her to texas. in 1988 wood's ex-husband (whom wood had told about the murders) went to the police. graham and wood each accused the other of being the crimes' primary motivator, as well as the manipulative half of the couple. graham was found guilty of five counts of m****r and sentenced to five consecutive life sentences. wood was charged with one count of second-degree m****r and sentenced to 20 years, as part of a plea bargain. she is expected to be released in 2021.