Oh ye Heavenly Creatures

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Oh ye Heavenly Creatures

Postby elfismiles » Wed May 09, 2018 3:03 pm

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Heavenly Creatures is a 1994 New Zealand psychological drama directed by Peter Jackson, from a screenplay he co-wrote with his partner, Fran Walsh, about the notorious 1954 Parker–Hulme murder case in Christchurch, New Zealand. The film features Melanie Lynskey and Kate Winslet in their screen debuts with supporting roles by Sarah Peirse, Diana Kent, Clive Merrison, and Simon O'Connor. The main premise deals with the relationship between two teenage girls, Pauline Parker and Juliet Hulme, who murder Parker's mother. The events of the film cover the period from their meeting in 1952 to the murder in 1954.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heavenly_Creatures


Girls, 10 and 11, accused of conspiring to kill another girl
[Associated Press]
Associated Press•May 9, 2018

MANASSAS, Va. (AP) — A 10-year-old girl and 11-year-old girl are accused of conspiring to kill a fellow student in Virginia.

News outlets cite a statement from Prince William County Police that says the two girls communicated with each other in "cryptic language" by text message and encouraged deleting threat-related messages.

Police were called to a county school April 25, after a parent made a report to staff. The two girls were each charged as juveniles with conspiracy to commit a felony on Friday.

Details of the texts weren't disclosed, but police say the target was another girl at the school. Police didn't release a motive. No threat was carried out.

The girls weren't identified because of their age. Their school has not been named.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/girls-10-11- ... 54283.html


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Re: Oh ye Heavenly Creatures

Postby JackRiddler » Thu May 10, 2018 11:09 am

Peter Jackson's best movie! Also contained a scene in which the girls imagined the landscape around them morphing into a kind of Middle Earth, which I guess was the director's audition for something.
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Re: Oh ye Heavenly Creatures

Postby elfismiles » Thu May 10, 2018 11:29 am

JackRiddler » 10 May 2018 15:09 wrote:Peter Jackson's best movie! Also contained a scene in which the girls imagined the landscape around them morphing into a kind of Middle Earth, which I guess was the director's audition for something.


I remember liking it as well ... though I think I preferred his much less "accessible" films:

Meet the Feebles - Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meet_the_Feebles

Bad Taste - Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bad_Taste

Braindead (also known as Dead Alive in North America) - Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Braindead_(film)

... I also really liked this one:

The Frighteners
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Frighteners

Anyway - not really finding any more examples of my OP topic (young girls in joint fantasy world plotting murder) in cursory online searches; which are dominated by the current case I noted.
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