Newlywed Laurie Wade finds her marriage, and eventually the rest of her life, shattered by her deep-rooted psychotic behavior. She goes from brief "short-circuits" to overtly murderous ... See full summary »
TV remake of the Henry James' classic tale "Turn of the Screw", with changes in location and character names. A live in nanny discovers two children haunted by the spirits and deeds of ... See full summary »
When popular and beautiful cheerleader Stacey is stabbed to death, who could have done it? It could have been asocial Goth girl Monica, it could've been angst-ridden Jill - or maybe it was the plain girl nobody suspected.
The 29 year old lawyer Nick Donahue is still living with his mother (Diana). To escape from her possessive behavior, he decides to look for a flat of his own. Diana can't stand the idea of ... See full summary »
I was a NJ resident when this case broke in 1984. I remember the story as relayed on the pages of the Asbury Park Press and the conversations around the office. When the Sunday article was published by Peter Maas, I felt a sigh of relief for the family. I later purchased the book by Maas and read it a few times. When the movie first aired, I was married with three children. All of the detailed portrayed in the movie was right on the money.
I recently re-acquired my book (it was stowed in a storage facility up north, along with my DVD) and have re-read it. Domestic violence doesn't go away - it stays with you forever! In reading this book again, I realized that the "child" is now a young man of 25 - the same age his mother was when she was murdered.
This movie is timeless, in so much as there are still women killed by their husbands in such a violent manner, that it begs one to question the existence of a "civilized" society.
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