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A Judgment in Stone (1986)

An English woman, psychotic and sexually repressed, murders her sadistic father, then moves to America. She soon secures a job as a maid for a wealthy family. Soon her severe psychosis and ... See full summary »

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Rita Tushingham ...
Eunice Parchman
Ross Petty ...
George Coverdale
Shelley Peterson ...
Jackie Coverdale
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Bobby Coverdale
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Melinda Coverdale
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Joan Smith
Tom Kneebone ...
Norman Smith
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William
Donald Ewer ...
Mr. Parchman
Joyce Gordon ...
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Aisha Bicknell ...
Young Eunice (as Aisha Tushingham)
Gary Krawford ...
Larry
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Bernice
Layne Coleman ...
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Betty Harris ...
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An English woman, psychotic and sexually repressed, murders her sadistic father, then moves to America. She soon secures a job as a maid for a wealthy family. Soon her severe psychosis and her attempts to keep her sexuality from asserting itself combine to cause trouble for all concerned. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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She cooks. She cleans. She kills.

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Directorial debut, and only film ever directed by, Ousama Rawi. See more »

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UGH! Very Creepy!
24 April 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Rita Tushingham stars as a dyslexic British maid, and formerly abused child who's a little too sensitive about not being able to read. This is NOT a common slasher film, by any long shot, as these types of films were in the 1970's and '80's. After seeing what she does in the kitchen, I've barely been able to hold a knife, or even think about similar scenes from horror films for months. As of this writing, I can't get that scene, or an equally gruesome one from "Parents," out of my mind...and neither will you. And worse, you may even sympathize with her!


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