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Paranoiac (1963)

 -  Drama | Horror | Mystery  -  15 May 1963 (USA)
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Simon Ashby is a wealthy psychotic who is is coddled by his aunt in their palatial mansion outside of London. One day, Ashby's long lost brother mysteriously arrives at the house. But is ... See full summary »

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Simon Ashby is a wealthy psychotic who is is coddled by his aunt in their palatial mansion outside of London. One day, Ashby's long lost brother mysteriously arrives at the house. But is everything as it seems? Written by Wheeler Winston Dixon

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Was released on the bottom half of a double bill with Hammer's "The Kiss of the Vampire." See more »

Goofs

As Simon plays the congregational hymn on the organ in the opening scene at the church the music shown on his stand in the organ loft is an oratorio/anthem music score with SATB lines (soprano/alto/tenor/bass) and a two-stave orchestral/keyboard reduction, emphatically not a church hymn. See more »

Quotes

Simon Ashby: [stumbles through the door inebriated]
Aunt Harriet: Where have you been?
Simon Ashby: [smirk on his face] I've been drinking.
[Looks at the liquor on the bar in the entryway]
Simon Ashby: Now I need to drink some more.
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great plot twists
12 November 1998 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

You've often seen suspense movies in which a sudden revelation reverses everything that's come before. (Vertigo, for example.) In Paranoiac -- one of a raft of Psycho-inspired suspense thrillers from the early 60s-- these reverses come along practically every minute. The plot twists and re-twists itself over and over: Oliver Reed's brother is dead; no, he's alive, his sister saw him; no, his sister is crazy; no, Reed is trying to to make people think his sister is crazy so he can steal her inheritance; no... and that's just the first 10 minutes or so of this ingenious thriller. Highly recommended.


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