You may have heard me mention that I have a list of favorite movies I call, “Cooking Movies.” Probably my all-time favorite is a young Katie Holmes in the film, Pieces of April. This is a priceless movie that I watch at least once a year. Among my other favorites are Chocolat, Like Water for Chocolate, Ratatouille, the original Sabrina starring Audrey Hepburn, No Reservations and of course, Julie and Julia. There’s also an old Sarah Michelle Geller movie that is kind of magical but I can never remember the name of it because it’s not actually a favorite.
However as of today, I am adding a whole new sub-genre of Cooking Movies to my list— “Horror Cooking Movies.”
And first on my list is a movie I recently saw on television—the terrifying 1990 movie based on a Stephen King novel, Misery. It is fascinating watching Kathy Bates play a psycho-killer nurse named Annie Wilkes who rescues Jame Caan who plays a famous author named Paul Sheldon who has a devastating car accident on a snowy Colorado mountain road. She keeps him captive in her lone and creepy cabin.
Why would I add this to a list of Horror Cooking Movies? No, it’s not the hobbling scene . .
They eat in awkward silence. Finally: PAUL I've never had meatloaf this good, what do you do to it? ANNIE My secret is I only use fresh tomatoes, never canned. And to give it that little extra zip, I mix in some Spam with the ground beef. PAUL Oh. (pause) You can't get this in a restaurant in New York. Sort of related: http://reviewsviewsandopinions.blogspot.com/