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Trailers from Hell: Katt Shea on 'Poison Ivy,' Starring Drew Barrymore as a Teen Femme Fatale

Photo of Trailers From Hell By Trailers From Hell | Thompson on Hollywood May 22, 2013 at 12:07PM

Femmes Fatales Week! continues at Trailers from Hell with director Katt Shea introducing her own erotic psycho-thriller "Poison Ivy," starring a teenage Drew Barrymore.
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Drew Barrymore in "Poison Ivy"
Drew Barrymore in "Poison Ivy"

Femmes Fatales Week! continues at Trailers from Hell with director Katt Shea introducing her own erotic psycho-thriller "Poison Ivy," starring a teenage Drew Barrymore.

"What Ivy wants, Ivy gets." Depraved teen seductress Barrymore is the houseguest from hell in TFH Guru Katt Shea's thriller, which didn't pack them in on its limited theatrical release but became a big enough hit on cable and home video to spawn three exploitation-minded sequels. Blink and you'll miss a young Leonardo DiCaprio in a bit part.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.