Watched this about six months ago for the first time almost since it came out when I was a kid. I got to watch a lot of stuff the other kids usually didn’t see. Great flick, and even better as an adult. Lots of history in the making with this film too. I spent hours poring over some of the filming locations, including the now infamous Fort Worth Water Gardens. I didn’t know it was (loosely) adapted from the William F. Nolan & George Clayton Johnson book of the same name, first published the year I was born. I also didn’t know that Nolan co-wrote the screenplay for “Burnt Offerings”, another favorite of mine starring too of my favorite actresses, both Bette Davis AND Karen Black.
Gotta love Televandalist’s posts.
The Fort Worth Water Garden’s now very shallow main pool. I was last down there in 1986. A somewhat unsettling experience for me and my sheltered suburban little ass then, I wasn’t used to seeing signs saying “NO BATHING IN FOUNTAINS” and had it explained to me that homeless people would use the park for their bathing needs back then. Fort Worth still isn’t exactly sterile, but it was quite a bit more rough around the edges back then.