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Picture Mommy Dead (1966)

Unrated | | Horror, Thriller | 12 September 1969 (Italy)
Teenaged Susan Shelley is released from an asylum where she's been confined to after the shock suffered over the fiery death of her glamorous socialite mother. Her father has a new wife, ... See full summary »

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Edward Shelley
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Francene Shelley
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Susan Shelley
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Jessica Flagmore Shelley
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Anthony Flagmore
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Lawyer Clayborn
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Sister René
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Elsie Kornwald
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3rd Woman at Estate Sale
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Little Boy at Estate Sale
Paulle Clark ...
1st Woman at Estate Sale
Marlene Tracy ...
2nd Woman at Estate Sale
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Teenaged Susan Shelley is released from an asylum where she's been confined to after the shock suffered over the fiery death of her glamorous socialite mother. Her father has a new wife, who has only married him for the money left to him by Zsa Zsa. Susan is still haunted by her mother's memory, and her step-mother is conspiring with her lover, Maxwell Reed, to trick the troubled girl to lead them to Zsa Zsa's missing diamond necklace. Written by alfiehitchie

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Es Tormento! Es Tortura! Es Pasion! Ardiente! (Mexico lobby card). See more »

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Horror | Thriller

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12 September 1969 (Italy)  »

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Trivia

Susan Gordon (Susan Shelley) was the daughter of the director Bert I. Gordon. See more »

Connections

Featured in You Won't Stop Screaming (1998) See more »

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The Hearse Song
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Low Budget Fun!
22 April 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

34 years have not dimmed the memory of this super low budget thriller. The special effects remind me of a Mario Bava film because maximum use is made of camera angles and light and shadow. Mind you, I only saw this shocker once at a remote air base but, along with the early Dario Argentos (Bird, Cat & Flies), What's the Matter with Helen?, Who Slew Auntie Roo?, and Romero's original Night of the Living Dead, this flick hit my funnybone and I remember its twisted plot and shocking ending as fondly as I remember those schlocky Bill Castle masterworks, Homicidal and Strait-Jacket. Seriously, the film is a fun ride and if you like Grade B thrillers, you'll get a big kick out of it. So, please, put it on DVD before the film stock dissolves!


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