5.7/10
503
18 user 15 critic

The Attic (1980)

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)
Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

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
Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (TV Movie 1973)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A young couple inherits an old mansion inhabited by small demon-like creatures who are determined to make the wife one of their own.

Director: John Newland
Stars: Kim Darby, Jim Hutton, Barbara Anderson
Spree (1979)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A group of teenagers drive out into the desert in search of sex, beer, and general good times. When their van breaks down, they find a group of prospectors who welcome the kids and offer ... See full summary »

Director: Larry Spiegel
Stars: Peter Graves, Ray Milland, Vincent Van Patten
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

A baby sitter is stuck watching over a young brat on Halloween night who keeps playing vicious pranks on her. To add to her trouble the boy's deranged father has escaped from an asylum and is planning on making a visit.

Director: Gary Graver
Stars: Jacqueline Giroux, Peter Jason, Chris Graver
Adventure | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

A serpent, created by radioactivity, threatens a Spanish coastal town.

Director: Amando de Ossorio
Stars: Timothy Bottoms, Taryn Power, Jared Martin
Dead & Buried (1981)
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A suspense horror film set in a small coastal town where, after a series of gory murders commited by mobs of townspeople against visiting tourists, the corpses begin to come back to life.

Director: Gary Sherman
Stars: James Farentino, Melody Anderson, Jack Albertson
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A musician is stalked by an unknown killer who's blackmailing him for an accidential killing of another stalker. But is everything what it appears to be?

Director: Dario Argento
Stars: Michael Brandon, Mimsy Farmer, Jean-Pierre Marielle
Anguish (1987)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A controlling mother uses telepathic powers to send her middle-aged son on a killing spree.

Director: Bigas Luna
Stars: Zelda Rubinstein, Michael Lerner, Talia Paul
Long Weekend (1978)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

When a suburban couple go camping for the weekend at a remote beach, they discover that nature isn't in an accommodating mood.

Director: Colin Eggleston
Stars: John Hargreaves, Briony Behets, Mike McEwen
The Prowler (1981)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

An unknown killer, clad in World War II U.S. Army fatigues, stalks a small New Jersey town bent on reliving a 35 year-old double murder by focusing on a group of college kids holding an annual Spring Dance.

Director: Joseph Zito
Stars: Vicky Dawson, Christopher Goutman, Lawrence Tierney
Comedy | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

In 1907, an actor is invited to perform in an isolated country house, and becomes involved in mysterious and dangerous events.

Director: Peter Sykes
Stars: Frankie Howerd, Ray Milland, Hugh Burden
The Victim (TV Movie 1972)
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

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.

Director: Herschel Daugherty
Stars: Elizabeth Montgomery, Eileen Heckart, Sue Ane Langdon
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Louise Elmore
...
Wendell
...
Emily Perkins
...
Mrs. Perkins
...
Librarian
Fern Barry ...
Mrs. Mooney
...
Mrs. Fowler
Dick Welsbacher ...
Mr. Farley - the Missing Persons Agent
Joyce Cavarozzi ...
Secretary
Michael LeRoy Rhodes ...
Sailor (as Michael Rhodes)
Ron Luce ...
Robert Orin Farnsworth
Phil Speary ...
Mr. Lester - the Travel Agent
Patrick Brennan ...
David Perkins
Mark Andrews ...
Marty - the 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:

Louise's life downstairs is a living hell... and upstairs lurks a haunting nightmare! 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

In the 2004 documentary "A Gary Graver Movie," Graver claimed that writer/director George Edwards was distracted and kept leaving the set, putting him in charge of directing the film. Graver took credit for directing the entire attic sequence and he built such a rapport with star Carrie Snodgress that she took a pivotal role and allowed him to use her home as the primary shooting location for his own film Trick or Treats (1982). 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

Follows The Killing Kind (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Who Cares
Music by Hod David Schudson
Lyrics by Maggie Thompson
Performed by Kelly Garrett
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
It was like a character study and engaging one too
14 July 2008 | by (India) – See all my reviews

It was not a horror movie, this movie was more of a case study. Snodgress's acting is brilliant and she definitely deserved an Oscar for it. The movie is definitely creepy and depressing, probably the most depressing movie i've seen. the best part about the movie is that it stays in your head for a long long time. Makes you think about the other side of parenting and how cruel humans can be. It does get boring in between, i wont lie about that. But that can be completely ignored when you look at the movie as a whole. It is not a Horror movie but if you watch it with concentration, you will get scared. After the movie has ended too, just thinking about it.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?