axe murders

How did two of the most brotastic of catchphrase artists in action-comedies come together to make a stark, seriously grim horror film? Surely Bill Paxton and Matthew McConaughey must have took one look at each other and decided the cumulative power of their screen presences would culminate in either an all night rager complete with windsurfing through the desert or a finely crafted, well acted, audacious flick.

"Lucy Harbin was declared legally insane today," narrates a voice during the opening sequence of the 1964 film "Strait-Jacket." Directed by William Castle, "Strait-Jacket" is a fun little gem about a scorned wife, Lucy Harbin (Joan Crawford) who hacks up her husband and his mistress with an axe