Damn, this is a great movie! I'd never seen it before, but I recently did some work on the DVD, which should be out sometime later this year from Warner. What puzzles me is how it can be such a camp-fest and still have the ability to draw me in and and shock me with its ending. I mean, the acting was so over the top, I found myself laughing aloud throughout the film at performances that made Mommy Dearest and Baby Jane seem subtle. But, stagey or not, most of the acting retained a core of emotional truth. I found myself feeling genuinely sorry for the mother of the murdered boy. And I was quite unnerved by the climax. I mean, I can't think of a movie in recent years where I saw something so disturbing. I can only imagine what the reaction must have been in 1956, before you heard about such things on the news every day. (Although the way the film ended was bizarre.) I'll definitely be buying this one when it's released.