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Alice Sweet Alice (1976)

Communion (original title)
After a young girl is brutally murdered during her first communion, her strange and withdrawn older sister becomes the main suspect.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Linda Miller ...
Mildred Clinton ...
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Alice Spages (as Paula Sheppard)
Niles McMaster ...
Jane Lowry ...
Rudolph Willrich ...
Michael Hardstark ...
Alphonso DeNoble ...
Mr. Alphonso
Gary Allen ...
Jim DeLorenze
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Louisa Horton ...
Dr. Whitman
Tom Signorelli ...
Detective Brennan
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Pathologist (as Miss Lillian Roth also)
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Father Pat
Kathy Rich ...
Angela DeLorenze
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Storyline

Alice Spages is a withdrawn 12 year old girl who lives with her mother, Catherine, and her younger sister, Karen. Karen gets most of the attention from her mother, and Alice is often left out of the spotlight. But when Karen is found brutally murdered in a church before her first holy communion, all suspicions are turned towards Alice. But is a twelve year old girl really capable of such savagery? As more people begin to die at the hands of a merciless killer, Alice becomes more and more likely of a suspect. Written by Anonymous

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If You Survive This Night... Nothing Will Scare You Again. See more »


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13 November 1976 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alice Sweet Alice  »

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$340,000 (estimated)
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| (unrated)

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(Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Father Tom drives a 1957 Ford Fairlane. See more »

Goofs

While Father Joe is saying the climactic Mass, he repeats the Penetential Rite ("Domine,non sum dignus": Lord, I am not worthy) twice over. See more »

Quotes

Aunt Annie DeLorenze: [Annie sees a figure in a yellow coat on the stairs as Mr. Alphonso plays his records] Alice!
[Annie reaches down but the figure stabs her repeatedly, her face concealed by a mask]
Catherine Spages: Annie... Annie!
[the figure disappears down the stairs]
Mr. Alphonso: Alice, you little bitch!... Catherine no, don't go down there!
Catherine Spages: [Catherine pushes him out of the way and runs downstairs, chasing Annie as she crawls away] Annie, wait!
Aunt Annie DeLorenze: [Annie makes it outside and onto the sidewalk in the pouring rain just as Catherine reaches her] ...
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Crazy Credits

During the ending credits there is no music and the screen doesn't turn black, the last frame of the film remains in the background forever. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Soul of My Saviour
(uncredited)
Lyrics by J. Hegarty, translated by Edward Caswall
Music by Lorenzo Dobici
Performed by Lucy Hale
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One of the most powerful horror films ever made!
29 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

From beginning credits to the final segment, Alfered Sole's "Alice Sweet Alice" is a chillingly gripping horror flick. With it's haunting soundtrack, alarming murder scenes, and horrifying Catholic imagery this movie will be forever embedded in your mind. It also boasts the very first screen appearance of a young Brooke Shields, who has a very brief role as young Karen Spages, a young girl who is brutally murdered in church during her first Communion. This murder sets the pace for the entire film. There are no wasted segments or "fillers" in "Alice Sweet Alice" each scene is essential and captivates your attention. The characters grab your attention as well from the morbidly obese Mr. Alfonso the landlord to the manipulative and constantly interfering Aunt Annie. Of course, the character of Alice is the most intriguing as the viewer wonders whether this strange young girl is truly capable of cold blooded acts of murder or is there something even more sinister happening? There are lots of surprises and shocks that will grab the attention of first-time viewers and leave most horror fans coming back for more and there is also a surprisingly generous amount of blood-letting in this film. This film came in at #88 on Bravo's list of the top 100 scariest moments in cinema history.


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