Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The Attic (1980)

3 / 5 Aug '09
Tagline: 13 Steps to TERROR!
Directed by: George Edwards
Written by: Tony Crechales, George Edwards
Actors include: Carrie Snodgress, Ray Milland, Ruth Cox
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Horror
Length: 101 minutes
Banned: Nope
Country: USA

This is an odd tale of erm terror, very psychological and very screwed up but not really "horror" in the typical sense. It's just incredibly depressing to watch and it's a very slow moving film though the ending is worth the sit. Carrie Snodgress is excellent as a poor character that has basically been forced to live at home with her wheelchair bound father. He is extremely cruel to her, but then again most everyone seems to be. She was once engaged but her lover disappeared on their wedding day so she desperately tries to find him even 19 years later. Let's face it, she's a few bricks shy of a load, but you can't help but pity her. Of course things have to come to a head with her father oh and I should mention, she has a pet chimp which is rather surreal. It's a very odd film that will appeal to some, but definitely not for everyone. It's warped at least, that's a good thing right? Oh and I should mention, this has some of the worst music I've ever heard in a movie...ever!

Availability:  On DVD (but OOP) but watch for free here:

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