The Staten Island apartment of lovely model Danielle becomes the scene of a grisly murder that is witnessed by her neighbor, Grace, a reporter. But the police don't believe her story, so ... See full summary »
A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.
The Staten Island apartment of lovely model Danielle becomes the scene of a grisly murder that is witnessed by her neighbor, Grace, a reporter. But the police don't believe her story, so it's up to Grace to solve the murder mystery on her own. Written by
De Palma say he doesn't remember where he got the idea for using the split screen, but "it's a kind of meditative form. You can go very slowly with it, because there's a lot to look at. People are making juxtapositions in their mind. And you can have all this exposition mumbo jumbo on one side". See more »
Danielle and Phillip have their date after their TV appearance in Manhattan. Phillip tells her he will get his car. After their date they are seen taking the Staten Island Ferry yet he drives her to her apartment building in his car. While no longer the case, before the terrorist attacks on 11 September 2001 vehicles were allowed on the ferries. See more »
Director Brian De Palma's first Hitchcockian thriller was this bizarre and ever-so mysterious shocker.
Beautiful woman desperately tries to cover up the murder that her psychotic twin sister has committed, while a reporter who witnessed the crime tries to expose it.
Many criticize Brian De Palm's thrillers for being derivative of the works of the great Alfred Hitchcock, but even still his thrillers are brilliant and Sisters is no exception! De Palma sets up this film with an intriguing and mysterious story that grows more complex and sinister the deeper one sinks into it. De Palma's direction is wonderfully inventive and well-carries the film. From the films dramatic opening credits to its unsettling final image, the style of De Palma is simply spell binding! He produces one terrifically shocking murder sequence and one of the most hypnotic (and creepy) dream sequences ever! Kudos also go to the great Bernard Herrmann for his outstandingly frightening score.
Actress Margot Kidder does one of her greatest performances, as both the beautiful model and her deranged twin. Jennifer Salt is also good as the female reporter. De Palma-regular William Finely is well sinister as a mysterious doctor and Charles During is good as a P.I.
Not to be missed by thriller fans and required viewing for those who love the works of Brian De Palma.
*** 1/2 out of ****
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