The Spiral Staircase (1946)
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Sex & Nudity
Violence & Gore
- A man is shot several times and dies, no bullet wounds or blood is shown.
Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking
- One character is seen drunk, alcohol is mentioned several times.
Frightening & Intense Scenes
- Adults who have seen this movie as a child say that a scene that shows Helen's face with the mouth blanked out has remained with them over the years.
- The movie has a very dark feeling from the start.
- A woman is seen walking through the woods in a thunderstorm and a figure is seen watching her.
- Younger children may find the climax suspenseful.