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Remake of 1941's "Ladies in Retirement" has Stella Stevens playing companion to wealthy, loony widow and she soon brings her brother and sister to live with them after they are released from an asylum for brutally murdering their parents years before. Now there appear to be skeletons that Stevens has worked so hard to keep hidden, ready to tumble out of her closet. Written by alfiehitchie

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A Tale Calculated to Drive You Mad! See more »

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1 December 1969 (Sweden)  »

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Blodstänk!  »

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This loose remake of "Ladies In Retirement" updates the story from Victorian England to 1960s America, and makes the allegedly deranged siblings much younger than the housekeeper instead of much older; they also become a brother and sister instead of two sisters. Reportedly, director Bernard Girard was greatly displeased with the way the film was altered after he had finished with it, and his directing career never really recovered from its box-office failure. See more »

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Creepy little thriller
15 June 2006 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

From the opening credits this film gives off a creepy feeling. You are never quite sure which character is trustworthy. Stella Stevens gives the right amount of instability in her performance of a woman who is unsure of her future. The younger siblings, played by Michael Burns and Barbara Sammeth, are equally as creepy. This is a must have film for people who like suspenseful movies with minimal gore. As another reviewer noted I am surprised that this movie has not been released on DVD. It would be interesting to have a commentary by Stella Stevens.

PS: The writers of To Die For with Nicole Kidman must have been fans of this film, since the opening credits are similar to The Mad Room's credits.


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