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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 »

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Cast

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Louise Elmore
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Wendell
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Emily Perkins
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Mrs. Perkins
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Librarian
Fern Barry ...
Mrs. Mooney
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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
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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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Louise's life downstairs is a living hell... and upstairs lurks a haunting nightmare! See more »

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Drama | Thriller | Horror

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Trivia

Marjorie Eaton is the only cast member to return from The Killing Kind (1973), though she portrays a different character. 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 »

Connections

Features Deadly Games (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

The Ticket
Music by Hod David Schudson
Lyrics by Maggie Thompson
Performed by George Ball
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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.


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