Sunset Boulevard at the Egyptian

SUNSET BOULEVARD plays at 8pm on Thursday as part of the American Cinematheque’s 10th anniversary celebration of reopening the Egyptian Theatre. No one but me seems to realize that this is indeed a horror film. Literally, the story is about a down-on-his-luck screenwriter who becomes the boy-toy of a former silent movie star, but metaphorically, all of the horror elements are there: the young man who pulls into a  secluded mansion; the sinister manservant; the funereal atmosphere; and most of all the aging woman who sucks the vitality out of him like a vampire. Read an in-depth review of the film here.