"Whatever Happened to Aunt Alice?" directed by Robert Aldrich

Movie, 1969

Curious horror, bridging the psychological and psychopathic with a little bludgeoning and some kitsch and camp thrown in. Echoes of all sorts of films are in here, packaged a little hurriedly, so that while effective in places, the film’s uneven. Good performances from the rather demented female leads, even if the plot’s a little leaky and daft and the dialogue and romance between Aunt Alice’s nephew and the girl living next door feel tacked on contrived. For all that, entertaining and with some, if not a huge amount, of edge. Time probably hasn’t been kind to this film….

Poster by Source, Fair use, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=26752272

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