Semiramide (June Anderson), the queen of Babylon, has killed her husband and must find a new king. Although Assur (Samuel Ramey) is courting Semiramide, the queen, meanwhile, is falling in love with Arsace (Marilyn Horne), her long-lost son. Filmed at the Metropolitan Opera of New York and directed by John Copley, this performance of Rossini's final opera boasts an acclaimed cast and high production values.
Whilst on a short weekend getaway, Louise shoots a man who had tried to rape Thelma. Due to the incriminating circumstances, they make a run for it and thus a cross country chase ensues for the two fugitives.
Vada Sultenfuss is obsessed with death. Her mother is dead, and her father runs a funeral parlor. She is also in love with her English teacher, and joins a poetry class over the summer just to impress him.
Bored with her marriage to burnt out poet turned corporate executive Thierry, Zandalee falls prey to an old friend of her husband, the manipulative and egotistical Johhny and becomes enmeshed in a sensual, passionate and destructive affair.
This bizarre surrealistic black comedy takes place in a small fictitious post-apocalyptic town where food is scarce and butcher Clapet has the macabre business of using human flesh to feed his customers.