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The Attic (1980)

 -  Drama | Thriller | Horror  -  October 1980 (USA)
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A librarian devotes her life to caring for her wheelchair-bound tyrannical father after being stood up at the altar. She fantasizes about causing deaths of the men who most wronged her and ... See full summary »

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Louise Elmore
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Wendell
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Emily
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Mrs. Perkins
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Librarian
Fern Barry ...
Mrs. Mooney
Marjorie Eaton ...
Mrs. Fowler
Dick Welsbacher ...
Missing Persons Agent
Joyce Cavarozzi ...
Secretary
Michael LeRoy Rhodes ...
Sailor (as Michael Rhodes)
Ron Luce ...
Young Robert
Phil Speary ...
Travel Agent
Patrick Brennan ...
David Perkins
Mark Andrews ...
Marty, Gardener
Terry Troutt ...
Donald
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A librarian devotes her life to caring for her wheelchair-bound tyrannical father after being stood up at the altar. She fantasizes about causing deaths of the men who most wronged her and finds joy only with her pet monkey. Her monkey disappears and a shocking past is revealed. Written by Bill Smith <bsmith30@ix.netcom.com>

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She's Daddy's Little Girl ... FOREVER! See more »

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Dreizehn Stufen zum Terror  »

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The characters Louise and her wheelchair-bound father previously appeared in The Killing Kind (1973), which was also written by Tony Crechales and George Edwards. In this film, the roles were played by Carrie Snodgress and Ray Milland, in the other, by Luana Anders and Peter Brocco. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Louise pushes her father, played by Ray Milland down the hill, you can see that Milland's stunt double looks nothing like him. He is a man with brown hair and a beard, when Milland was completely bald in the film. See more »

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Music by Hod David Schudson
Lyrics by Maggie Thompson
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A New Perspective
2 April 2006 | by (Seymour, CT, US) – See all my reviews

I remember seeing The Attic on TV when I was 10, and I'll have to admit, it did give me nightmares. Now at 28, I decided to drop it in my Netflix queue just for laughs to see if it would still freak me out. Now I have a different perspective about it.I really agree with the last comment I read. This film is hard to classify, and in my opinion, could have been so much better. The two actors, Carrie Snodgress and Ray Milland keep it from being completely unwatchable. Snodgress does an exceptional job portraying Louise, that she actually makes you feel bad for her. All through the movie, you almost wish someone would throw her a bone and get her out of that dreadful house. It isn't really a horror movie, but it does have a creepy feel to it in some places. Ray Milland's sadistic portrayal of Louise's father,Wendell, contributes to that.


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