The Dark Side of Sanity! kicks off at Trailers from Hell, with screenwriter Larry Karazsewski introducing “Secret Ceremony,” which he calls “nobody’s favorite Joseph Losey film,” starring Elizabeth Taylor, Robert Mitchum and Mia Farrow. Losey is bettter known for deftly angst-ridden titles like 1951 noir “The Prowler” and 1963’s “The Servant.”
This strange, dreamlike
melodrama found little audience reception and is more famous today for the
hatchet job Universal did on it to broadcast it on network tv. Elizabeth
Taylor, playing a prostitute in the original, became a woman “who tried on wigs
for a living”!