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The Other (1972)

PG  |   |  Drama, Horror, Mystery  |  29 September 1972 (Sweden)
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Down in the farm country of the US twins are born. One of them turns out to be good, while the other becomes rather evil.

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Ada
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Alexandra
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Niles Perry
Martin Udvarnoky ...
Holland Perry
Norma Connolly ...
Aunt Vee
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Angelini
Loretta Leversee ...
Winnie
Lou Frizzell ...
Uncle George
Portia Nelson ...
Mrs. Rowe
Jenny Sullivan ...
Torrie
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Rider
Jack Collins ...
Mr. P.C. Pretty
Ed Bakey ...
Chan-yu
Clarence Crow ...
Russell
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Storyline

In the summer of 1935, 12-year-old twins Niles and Holland Perry live with their family on a Connecticut farm. Their loving grandmother Ada has taught them something called "the game." A number of accidents begin happening, and it seems to Niles that Holland is responsible. It is Ada who begins to see the truth, and she is the only one who can stop this macabre game of murder. Written by <harang@cajunnet.com>

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Niles and Holland are as close as twin brothers can be. Appearances can be deceiving... and deadly. See more »


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At the early stages of production, author-producer Tom Tryon wanted Ingrid Bergman for the role of Ada (the Grandmother), and Mark Lester for the dual roles of Niles and Holland. When Bergman passed, on account of a previous stage commitment, Uta Hagen was hired and brought aboard twins Chris Udvarnoky and Martin Udvarnoky. See more »

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Holland laughs as he leaves the room with the hydrocephalic baby, but his mouth doesn't move. See more »

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Holland Perry: That damn Uncle George! He said he was gonna do it and he did.
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* * * * out of 4. (One of the top 10 horror films of all time!)
2 October 2003 | by (USA. Click on my name for nearly 700 reviews!) – See all my reviews

Based off the book of the same name, this is a tale of two young twin boys who both appear innocent and sweet in appearance, but one of them is pure evil and is killing off all of the pesky citizens of a small mid-western town at the beginning of the 1920's.

As I said in my summary line, this is one of the best horror films to grace a movie screen. Legendary acting coach Uta Hagen turns in the kind of performance that people only dream about. It seems like she also must have helped out the rest of the cast, because everyone surronding her turns in their best work to date. The film doesn't pile on the blood, but what it lacks in blood it certainly makes up for in suspense and sheer terror. It has a dazzling array of plot developments you just don't see coming from miles away and it is equally sad, scary, and beautiful. The director just hasn't crafted a great horror film, he has crafted a truly great film. It should stand out as one of the best modern day films. I don't want to give away too much details about the film, because it could end up ruining your movie watching experience, but I will say this, it certainly is a film that should be required viewing. It was one of those films that took me by complete surprise. A totally professional production in every respect.

Rated PG; Violence.


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