Friday, October 22, 2010

#77. Die Sister, Die! (1972)

DVD Synopsis: Go ahead and SCREAM Amanda - it can't help you now! An isolated house is the setting for horror and perversion as a family of troubled souls play out their violent fantasies. A man hires a nurse to care for his ailing but nasty and shrewish sister. What he really intends to do, however, is to convince the nurse to join him in a plot to kill her.












A made-for-TV movie from 1972, Die Sister, Die! is surprisingly entertaining, and while its story of sibling hatred and greed has been done before, the performances go a long way in making it all seem fresh.  

Edith Atwater is excellent as Amanda, the sister whose secrets are so terrible that they drive her to attempt suicide, and Antoinette Bower is also quite good as the nurse hired by Amanda’s brother, Edward (Jack Grieg), who wants to ensure that his sister’s next try at suicide succeeds. 

Die Sister, Die! doesn’t break any new ground, but it does manage to breathe some life into an old, familiar tale.






2 comments:

Trick or Treat Pete said...

Oh wow, you watched Die Sister, Die! I bought this at a dollar store a few years back! Not a bad little flick!
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Petunia Scareum

Dave Becker said...

Thanks for the comment.

Yeah, I also picked this up real cheap, and was pleasantly surprised by it. It had some good performances, not to mention a pretty creepy atmosphere about it.