Heavenly Creatures (1994) short review

Two teenage girls develop an INTENSE friendship in 1950s New Zealand. They develop a shared fantasy world, and when their parents threaten to separate them, things get SUPER-BEYOND-INTENSE. It’s based on a true story. I saw it once, it blew me away, and I could never watch it again because I’d be too traumatized. The Costumes: Nice 1950s wear, but nothing to jump up and down about. See it for the intense story and stunning acting by the two leads.


About the author



Kendra has been a fixture in the online costuming world since the late 1990s. Her website, Démodé Couture, is one of the most well-known online resources for historical costumers. In the summer of 2014, she published a book on 18th-century wig and hair styling. Kendra is a librarian at a university, specializing in history and fashion. She’s also an academic, with several articles on fashion history published in research journals.