As a child, Sarah witnesses her wealthy mother's suicide. Later, as a young bride, she is haunted by her mother's voice and other strange manifestations. Is it her imagination, someone ... See full summary »
As a child, Sarah witnesses her wealthy mother's suicide. Later, as a young bride, she is haunted by her mother's voice and other strange manifestations. Is it her imagination, someone playing tricks on her, or her dead mother's spirit? Written by
Austin is reported by a police officer as being 6' 0" tall and weighing 170 pounds. His license plate number to his blue Mercedes is 1AVH1, with Oregon plates. See more »
When Sarah seems to catch Miss Thetford off guard, who is in Austin's study making a telephone call, Miss Thetford explains that she was making a long-distance call to her sister who lives in Grand Rapids. She explains this to Sarah as if the two had just met. Later, while Austin's reviewing the charges on their telephone bill, he asks Sarah who lives in Grand Rapids. She acts as though she has no idea. If she had known Miss Thetford her entire life, she must know where her immediate relatives reside. See more »
I remember this as one of the first great mystery films that I saw as a child. My parents only let me watch it because Alan's office and Ms. Stepford's kitchen were both located in my family home in Oregon. We still tell the tale of Sela Ward volunteering to babysit my baby brother while Mom drove the three of us girls to elementary school.
Not until I saw The Others have I seen a movie that makes me second-guess myself so much. I love Sela's acting, even if the writing would not have impressed me as an adult.
It also reminds me of What Lies Beneath, the conspiracy of one character who may not believe in supernatural influences preying on the credulous for their own gains.
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