Classic Jack: Studs Lonigan, The Terror, The Wild Ride, Little Shop of Horrors
Call Number: DVD 18891
Publication Date: 1960-1963
Studs Lonigan: The film adaptation of author James T. Farrell's Studs Lonigan trilogy takes place in the slums of Chicago's South Side in the 1920s. It centers on the growing pains of the eponymous hero including his tempestuous relationship with his father, his attempts to make easy money with his buddies and his randy ways with the two women in his life. Studs has a lot of growing up to do and the way he handles these and other situations may very well determine what kind of man he will become.
The Terror: A young officer in Napoleon's army (Jack Nicholson) pursues a mysterious woman to the castle of an elderly Baron (Boris Karloff) where he discovers that she is the pawn of an old witch bent on driving the Baron to suicide.
The Wild Ride: This black and white cult classic stars Nicholson as a rebellious punk to the beat generation who spends his days as amateur dirt track race car driver in between partying and trouble making. He eventually kidnaps his ex-buddy's girlfriend, kills a few police officers and finally sees his own life in tragedy.
Little Shop Of Horrors: Classic black comedy about a young schnook who develops a bloodthirsty plant and is forced to kill in order to feed it.