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The Spiral Staircase (1975)

Helen has been incapable of speech since seeing her husband die - will she become the target of a deranged serial killer targeting disabled people?

Director:

Peter Collinson

Writers:

Chris Bryant (screenplay) (as Andrew Meredith), Allan Scott (screenplay) (as Andrew Meredith) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jacqueline Bisset ... Helen
Christopher Plummer ... Dr. Sherman
John Phillip Law ... Steven (as John Philip Law)
Sam Wanamaker ... Lieut. Fields
Mildred Dunnock ... Mrs. Sherman
Gayle Hunnicutt ... Blanche
Elaine Stritch ... Nurse
John Ronane John Ronane ... Dr. Rawley
Sheila Brennan Sheila Brennan ... Mrs. Oates
Ronald Radd ... Oates
Heather Lowe ... Blind Girl
Christopher Malcolm ... Policeman
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Helen has been incapable of speech since seeing her husband die - will she become the target of a deranged serial killer targeting disabled people?

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Third of four versions of "The Spiral Staircase". The first was The Spiral Staircase (1946), the second was The Spiral Staircase (1961), and the fourth was The Spiral Staircase (2000). Two versions have been theatrical feature films and two have been made for television. See more »

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'Pedestrian'...Thy Name Is Re-Make
3 July 2001 | by lottatitlesSee all my reviews

As a child, the 1946 version of this movie was one of the most terrifying I had ever seen...and I loved scary movies. Years later, it still scared the hell out of me. This re-make is a travesty. I don't know what the director and cinematographer were trying to achieve, but it wasn't The Spiral Staircase. Apologies to Christopher Plummer, Mildred Dunnock and Elaine Stritch for having to endure this drivel. Times must have been bad then and paychecks much needed. If you want to see a brilliant horror film, see the original.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 January 1975 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Das Geheimnis der Wendeltreppe See more »

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Raven Films (I) See more »
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Mono

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Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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