MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 28,040 this week

The Attic (1980)

PG  |   |  Drama, Thriller, Horror  |  October 1980 (USA)
5.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.4/10 from 459 users  
Reviews: 18 user | 12 critic

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 »

Directors:

, (uncredited)

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Family Entertainment Guide

Check out IMDb's comprehensive Family Entertainment Guide for recommendations for movies and TV series for every age and every viewing platform.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 200 titles
created 08 Apr 2012
 
a list of 139 titles
created 14 Sep 2012
 
a list of 100 titles
created 04 Nov 2012
 
a list of 552 titles
created 24 Apr 2014
 
a list of 48 titles
created 10 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Attic" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Attic (1980)

The Attic (1980) on IMDb 5.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Attic.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Blackout (1978)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A black comedy of violent criminals who terrorize apartment dwellers during New York's 1977 power blackout.

Director: Eddy Matalon
Stars: James Mitchum, Robert Carradine, Belinda Montgomery
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

The South African businessman David Swansey is delivering illegal German helicopters to Rhodesia. That makes the patriot Gideon Marunga an angry man.

Director: James Fargo
Stars: Richard Harris, Richard Roundtree, Joan Collins
Crime | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Young Terry Lambert returns home from serving a prison term for a gang-rape he was forced to participate in. He seeks revenge on his lawyer and the girl who framed him. But his real problem... See full summary »

Director: Curtis Harrington
Stars: Ann Sothern, John Savage, Ruth Roman
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

In this sequel to Love Story (1970), grieving Oliver is being pressured by his in-laws to move on and take part in the family business. He meets a pretty heiress and they start dating, but memories of Jennie come rushing back.

Director: John Korty
Stars: Ryan O'Neal, Candice Bergen, Nicola Pagett
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A secret vampire cult, which has its headquarters beneath the town cemetery, searches for victims for its human sacrifice rituals.

Director: Lance Comfort
Stars: William Sylvester, Hubert Noël, Carole Gray
Cave In! (TV Movie 1983)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A group of strangers become entrapped in a cave after it collapses. A fugitive among them claims a hostage as leverage for means of escape.

Director: Georg Fenady
Stars: Dennis Cole, Susan Sullivan, Leslie Nielsen
Crawlspace (2013)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

The Gates family dream house turns quickly into a nightmare when their life is disturbed by the deranged previous owner who plots to retake his home and the Gates children for his own - ... See full summary »

Director: Josh Stolberg
Stars: Raleigh Holmes, Sterling Beaumon, Jonathan Silverman
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A former U.S.Justice Department official is hired as a security consultant for a Zurich based Swiss bank when five of its clients are blackmailed.

Director: Jack Arnold
Stars: David Janssen, Senta Berger, John Ireland
Cruise Into Terror (TV Movie 1978)
Thriller | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

An Egyptian sarcophagus that is cargo on a pleasure cruise ship has a secret - it contains the son of Satan, and its effects start to make the ship's passengers behave strangely.

Director: Bruce Kessler
Stars: Dirk Benedict, John Forsythe, Frank Converse
The Attic (2010)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

A white, out of control police chief, that is suffering a nervous breakdown, encounters a black junkie breaking into his attic.

Director: Fred Muntzner
Stars: Fred Muntzner, Buddy Woodson, Fotini Taylor
The Darker Side of Terror (TV Movie 1979)
Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

When a scientist at a research lab is passed over for a promotion, he creates a clone of himself to attempt to seduce the wife of the man who got the job.

Director: Gus Trikonis
Stars: Robert Forster, Adrienne Barbeau, Ray Milland
The Gold Key (Video 1985)
Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Director: Richard G. Kutok
Stars: Ray Milland, Jack Curtis Miller, Git Gettings
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Louise Elmore
...
Wendell
...
Emily
...
Mrs. Perkins
...
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
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Drama | Thriller | Horror

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

October 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El desván  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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

When Louise is hitting her father in the face with the chocolate cake, there is a mirror behind them. In the mirror you can clearly see the cameraman's legs - he's wearing white tube socks and dark shorts. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Rate It X (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

The Ticket
Music by Hod David Schudson
Lyrics by Maggie Thompson
Performed by George Ball
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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.


5 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Bad, Bad Librarian movielibrarians
stay in the basement videoasst
Incest? g24601
if you liked the attic................ . robbyyashowtime
Can someone spoil the ending of this for me? XeoImdb
BORING! laurieny
Discuss The Attic (1980) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?