Friday, August 14, 2009
DVD Evaders: Jennifer (1978)
JENNIFER is one of those special 1970's treats. A movie that is sprung forth from the popularity of another (1976's Carrie) but then goes into it's own direction and you fall for it's charms (Whether they be Bert Convy or an awesome theme song)
Flame-haired Lisa Pelikan stars as Jennifer, daughter of a bible thumping Snake handler, who enters a fancy private school and then is picked on by some of the girls at school. The movie focuses on the dichotomy between the rich/poor class structure (Rich girls are always such the bitches, aren't they?) and Lisa's awakening to the changes she needs to make in her life (and facing her demons) Oh, and there are plenty groovy disco scenes and snake attacks to keep you satisfied. The revenge Jennifer dishes out is all kinds of awesome.
30+ Years later, Jennifer deserves to be appreciated again. DVD, please!
Lisa Pelikan interview (She talks about her JENNIFER experience:
Lisa Pelikan at RetroCrush
The too-cool-for-school Vestron VHS artwork
(WARNING: there are no tigers or mountain lions to be found in this movie!)