A wealthy woman is trapped during a storm in a house with no electricity or phone. A killer has murdered her sister, stuffed the body in the basement, and is now after her.

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A wealthy woman is trapped during a storm in a house with no electricity or phone. A killer has murdered her sister, stuffed the body in the basement, and is now after her. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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The phone is not the only thing that's dead in Susan's house!


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The film is set during a terrible rainstorm, but during the filming production "suffered" from near-perfect weather conditions, so 100,000 gallons of water had to be streamed through rain towers to achieve the desired effect. Ironically, a week after filming was completed, torrential rains flooded the area. See more »

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Are ABC Movie of the week available on DVD?
28 December 2014 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

If not, why? Rather a number of them were high class suspense pictures. This is one of them.

Elizabeth Montgomery plays a lady who's going visiting her sister in an isolated upland cottage after learning that the sister is planning to divorce her husband. The sister is already murdered when Elizabeth arrives but she doesn't know that. Instead, there's a prolonged eerie cat-and-mouse sequence when she's searching for her and unexpectedly finds the half deaf old maid entering. The meeting with the maid is quite unsatisfactory and awkward. Then the sister's husband turns up and it's quite clear that he's hiding something...

Not to spoil the story, the set up is great and one wish that today's television could conceive originality of this kind.


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