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What’s the Matter with Helen?

Released 1971
Distributor UA

Writer Henry Farrell ushered in the horror-hag genre with Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?, but this later iteration went into production with the title The Best of Friends, only to be changed when judged too close to the Otto Preminger movie Such Good Friends. Cult director Curtis Harrington’s stylish period production suffered from the usual studio interference, but its gothic black humor has earned it a place in the hearts of diva fans.

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About Larry Karaszewski

Larry Karaszewski and his writing/directing/producing partner Scott Alexander are best known for writing unusual true stories.  Their current release is “Dolemite is My Name” featuring Eddie Murphy as Rudy Ray Moore. The duo previously created the hit television miniseries “The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” for which they won the Golden Globe, Emmy, PGA and WGA Awards. They also won the Golden Globe and WGA Award for the film “The People vs Larry Flynt.” Other movies include the Oscar winning “Ed Wood” (WGA nomination), “Big Eyes” (Independent Spirit nomination), “Auto Focus" and “Man on the Moon.” The team has been inducted into the Final Draft Screenwriting Hall of Fame.  Larry is also a Governor for writers branch, co-chair of the International Feature Film category, and a Vice President of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.

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