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Tookey's Rating
5 /10
 
Average Rating
5.00 /10
 
Starring
Joan Crawford, Diane Baker, Leif Erickson
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Directed by: William Castle
Written by: Robert Bloch

 
 
 
Released: 1963
   
Genre: SO BAD
HORROR
   
Origin: US
   
Colour: BW
   
Length: 93
 
 


 
Axe murderess (Joan Crawford) comes out of prison; axe murders resume.
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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So bad, itís good. This is Grand Guignol in the tradition of Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? though it has nowheere near that filmís quality. Crawford goes so far over the top that the film has a certain camp grandeur.

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A sanguinary shudder-show that suffers from a split personality Despite foolish dialogue, blunt dtrection and a fustian plot there are moments of heart-stopping terror as the heads roll, at times almost literally.

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