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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 »

Directors:

George Edwards, Gary Graver (uncredited)

Writers:

Tony Crechales (screenplay), George Edwards (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Carrie Snodgress ... Louise Elmore
Ray Milland ... Wendell
Ruth Cox ... Emily Perkins
Rosemary Murphy ... Mrs. Perkins
Frances Bay ... Librarian
Fern Barry Fern Barry ... Mrs. Mooney
Marjorie Eaton ... Mrs. Fowler
Dick Welsbacher ... Mr. Farley - the Missing Persons Agent
Joyce Cavarozzi Joyce Cavarozzi ... Secretary
Michael LeRoy Rhodes Michael LeRoy Rhodes ... Sailor (as Michael Rhodes)
Ron Luce Ron Luce ... Robert Orin Farnsworth
Phil Speary Phil Speary ... Mr. Lester - the Travel Agent
Patrick Brennan Patrick Brennan ... David Perkins
Mark Andrews Mark Andrews ... Marty - the Gardener
Terry Troutt Terry Troutt ... Donald
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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>

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13 steps to TERROR! See more »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El desván See more »

Filming Locations:

Wichita, Kansas, USA

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The address on the envelope that Louise sends is the real address for the Wichita Public Library. 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

References Psycho (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Come Love Me Again
Music by Hod David Schudson
Lyrics by Ayn Robbins
Performed by Christopher Callen (as Ms. Christopher Callan)
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A New Perspective
2 April 2006 | by TBoanz3000See all my reviews

I remember seeing The Attic on TV when I was 10, and I'll have to admit, it did give me nightmares. Now at 28, I decided to drop it in my Netflix queue just for laughs to see if it would still freak me out. Now I have a different perspective about it.I really agree with the last comment I read. This film is hard to classify, and in my opinion, could have been so much better. The two actors, Carrie Snodgress and Ray Milland keep it from being completely unwatchable. Snodgress does an exceptional job portraying Louise, that she actually makes you feel bad for her. All through the movie, you almost wish someone would throw her a bone and get her out of that dreadful house. It isn't really a horror movie, but it does have a creepy feel to it in some places. Ray Milland's sadistic portrayal of Louise's father,Wendell, contributes to that.


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