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Plot: The story centers around a murderous scheme to collect a rich inheritance. The object of murder is Miriam Webster, who is to share in the inheritance with her half brother Warren, who lives with his childhood guardian Helga in the mansion where Warren and Mariam grew up. Confined to a wheelchair… Runtime: 87 min Release Date: 28 Jun 1961
"If you stay in this house one more minute, I'm going to kill you!" (by alanmora)
This is yet another classic from William Castle, the king of the gimmicks. The gimmick used for this film, often compared with "Psycho", was the idea of a "Fright Break" during which the viewer has 30 seconds to determine if they want to see the 'terrifying' conclusion to the film. When released in theaters initially, there was a separate section that patrons could go to during the "Fright Break". Gimmicks aside this is a very well crafted, often goofy, and quite effective little thriller. The murders, acting, and storyline are all over the top and <more>
everyone in the movie puts on quite an effective performance. Standing out in her role as Emily is Jean Arliss. It seems that Emily is quite disturbed as the movie opens with an alarming murder sequence. The story goes downhill from there and, just when you think you have all of the answers, the film changes the questions! The ending is very shocking for first time viewers and yet this is the kind of film that also gets more and more entertaining with each additional viewing. Highly recommended for horror fans, even though it's often compared with "Psycho" I feel that the film stands out on it's own and it's ending is actually more effective than Hitchcock's. Watch this movie, you won't regret it!
This movie has not received much attention through the years all the way back to its initial release.During that time period it was second on a double bill featuring "the brides of Fu Manchu".Recently viewed Homicidal for the the third time with many years between each viewing.Each time I found the movie entertaining and have to admit the story becomes clearer each time.Although I've done a lot of ad libbing during movies this is one tense and serious not deserving of it.For that reason I'm not in agreement with those calling this movie corny or having unintentional amusing <more>
parts.The main character is a tortured abused soul striking out in rage.The overall plot is believable and would fit right in to the current evening newscasts.Comments have been made how this movie does not compare well to the film Psycho.When Psycho was first released I saw it in the movie theater,after viewing it some persons were saying "too much #*#% publicity!". Someone seeing Homicidal for the first time is not likely to be saying that. The film has extra interest for me because some of the filming is done in the town of Solvang,Calif. which I've visited at least half a dozen times.The scenes outside the drug store and flower shop are recognizable,last I knew that spot had not changed.For those not aware,Solvang is known as the Danish capitol of America.The filmmakers may of thought that was a good tie-in to some of the characters spending time in Denmark.A good movie I think I'm ready to watch it a fourth time
William Castle's Masterful Satire of Psycho (by jlomax28)
*Spoilers* Some reviews have stated that this is a blatant knock off of the very famous Alfred Hitchcock horror film Psycho, maybe... and that Homicidal was a film trying to cash in on the success of it's even more famous predecessor, perhaps... But in many ways Hitch took inspiration from William Castle movies like House on Haunted Hill and The Tingler and made his own low budget black and white horror film with a gimmick because he knew it would make a lot of money. I think William Castle was intentionally poking fun at Alfred Hitchcock's horror masterpiece. In many ways it is a <more>
satire to the film and at the same time trying to go beyond with a gorier death scenes and an even more confusing trans-gender killer. The imaginary is in many ways parallel with Psycho, I wish I could post pictures side by side, but just to name a few: The night time driving sequences with Emily are copycat to the ones with Janet Leigh, Helga the crippled old woman is reminiscent of Mrs. Bates in the rocking chair. The Justice of the Peace and his wife at the beginning reminds me of Sheriff Al Chambers in Psycho who is also woken up at an ungodly hour of the night to divulge information about Norman and his mother to Marion's sister. In the case of Homicidal, the Justice of the Peace is woken up to marry Emily to a random stranger/bellboy she meets in a hotel, Emily stabs him in the gut multiple times and it's quite bloody for 1961! This is my favorite Castle film. I truly see it as a satire. I think he made his films intentionally campy and funny, it's not as simple as being, "so bad it's good." It's intentionally, "bad," or over the top. It is different from the likes of Ed Wood who thought he was the next Orison Welles, creating the opposite reaction in his attempt to be taken seriously as a director. William Castle had his own unique tongue in cheek macabre humor and made low budget mainstream pictures with the STRANGEST plots of all time. Homicidal is no exception, it is very strange and gender bending! Drag King way before it's time. I love it.
Emily Jean Arless is so beautiful, yet so..HOMICIDAL!! We watch as this blonde bombshell murders a justice-in-peace after coercing a bellhop, through a substantial sum, to marry her and this opens up the movie! You know right here that this woman is truly nuts because director William Castle shoots her demented eyes close-up as she stabs repeatedly this old guy awaken in the middle of the night just to marry someone..why would this happen? Later, Emily drives home and torments this stroke victim named Helga Eugenie Leontovich by informing her of the evil deed she just committed. She's <more>
Helga's nurse and they have recently returned to the United States from Denmark with a man named Warren. Warren is to receive a multi-million dollar inheritance when he turns twenty-one. He has a sister Miriam Patricia Breslin who witnessed as a child the abuse Warren suffered from his father and then later from Helga. Helga, now, is mute and uses a wood-piece to communicate. She knows more than the viewer regarding Emily and her mysterious motives. We watch as Emily acts strangely, eyes full of hate, as she speaks to Miriam..something about Miriam just enrages Emily to no end. Emily later, after leaving Miriam with Helga to get a prescription from the pharmacy, breaks into her flower shop destroying various wedding & floral decorations not to mention destroying Warren's photograph and picture frame. Meanwhile, the plainclothes police are out combing California for the murderer of the justice-of-peace and it's only a matter of time before Emily will have to finish whatever plan she has in store for others lying in her path. Miriam has a beau, Karl Glenn Corbett who works as a pharmacist and will assist police in finding the possible murderer when Emily fits the description. Another interesting twist in this bizarre tale, supposedly Emily is married to Warren who eventually shows up shocked that Miriam and Karl would even think his wife could commit such a violent act. But, there's a certain twist that comes right out of the blue Miriam certainly didn't see coming..Seemingly inspired elements anyway by Hitchcock's PSYCHO, this flick tackles some themes such as sexual dis orientation and the after-effect of a traumatizing childhood due to abuse. Emily is the chess piece that holds all the answers to the film's ultimate mystery..why is she so unhinged and what causes her to react so negatively towards Helga and Miriam? Littered with clues in the screenplay, Castle succeeds at building this unique story that makes more sense as the twist emerges and all the pieces fall into place. Simply Castle's finest hour as director. The Fright Break is a hoot, but this film is brilliant without Castle having to resort to such measures at corralling viewers into theater seats.
William Castle directed this great black and white film at Columbia. Glenn Corbett then a Columbia contract player stars and one wonders why Glenn Corbett never became a big movie star. After this film Glenn Corbett would go on to play supporting roles in movies starring James Stewart, Charlton Heston and several with John Wayne.This movie expertly filmed and with fine art and set decoration has a trick ending and one can figure it out midway the film but if you do it sort of ruins the wind up of this suspense film. All the attractive leads do very well and this is a most enjoyable film from <more>
the William Castle suspense factorI recommend this film
This movie is so awesomely bad that it's just wonderful from start to finish. It's really the most entertaining sleaze I've seen in a long time. I'd give it a 10 if only the plot was slightly tighter. Highly recommended!
Another under rated horror classic (by aquarian_boy_102)
I watched this late one night on my own in the 1970s and was scared and shocked. For years I wondered who Jean Arliss was until I was able to do some research on the internet. William Castle was a master of horror and gimmicks. This was one of a few horror movies that really left an impression on me.Other movies which scared me on TV as a child or teenager in the 1960s and 1970s were:- The Tingler, 13 Ghosts, Psycho, Carnival of Souls, The Mad Magician and House of Wax.
PSYCHOtic fun from William Castle (by The_Void)
William Castle claims that he had the idea for this film while he was sleeping. If so, I can only assume that he was dreaming about Alfred Hitchcock's masterpiece, 'Psycho' because the blatant homage to the earlier film is difficult to ignore. Castle injects all the same themes and many of the ideas from Psycho into this film, but luckily; the master of entertainment has enough ideas of his own to ensure that Homicidal isn't merely a rip-off. Besides, Castle himself had a small hand in the events leading up to the release of Hitchcock's low-budget thriller...so I guess he <more>
earned the right to homage. The film starts off with one of Castle's campy intro features, and we also get a 'Fright Break' towards the end; but on the whole, this film is slightly more serious than earlier films such as The Tingler and House on Haunted Hill. The film opens properly with a sequence that sees a beautiful blonde woman pay a hired hand at a hotel to marry her. One thing leads to another, and she quite shockingly ends up sticking the knife into the Justice of the Peace...the plot thickens with the introduction of the elderly Helga and an inheritance of $10 million.This film is never as good as Hitchcock's Psycho, but the master of entertainment always ensures that there's enough going on to ensure that it doesn't get boring. Much of the plot takes place in a dark, creepy house; which helps the director to implement a morbid and macabre atmosphere. One of the major faults with the film with regards to the scare factor comes from Castle's own showboating. The 'fright break' towards the end kills the shocking atmosphere that Castle has spent the rest of the film implementing, and as a result; the final macabre sequence is not nearly as effective as it could have been. The final twist is a clear derivative of Psycho, but it's actually quite well worked. The film introduced the talents of Joan Marshall appearing here as Jean Arless to the cinematic world, and her performance is what makes the film what it is. It's a shame that she never went on to make much of a splash after this film. I wouldn't hesitate to label Homicidal as one of William Castle's better efforts, as even though it's not quite what audiences have come to expect from the master of entertainment, and it's purely derivative; Homicidal is still a fine quality B-movie shocker.
William Castle chiller gimmicky ,but really creepy nonetheless (by mlraymond)
An attractive, but odd looking blonde woman named Emily pays a hotel bellhop to marry her, and then stabs the justice of the peace to death right after the ceremony. Thus does Homicidal get underway with a bang. What follows is a convoluted, implausible, but surprisingly effective suspense thriller with some pretty kinky undercurrents.Emily ,as played by Jean Arless/Joan Marshall, is one scary lady. Her sweet, innocent manner conceals a truly menacing character, who will let nothing stand in her way. She murders her victims with an enthusiasm bordering on glee, and audiences in 1961 must have <more>
been startled to see a woman act out such unexpected violence.There are classic horror movie clichés, such as the spooky dark house, the helpless old lady unable to tell others of her danger, an inheritance waiting to be claimed, secrets from the past affecting the present. The movie is usually considered to be a ripoff of Hitchcock's Psycho, which seems credible. There are definite plot parallels, but Homicidal goes off in some pretty weird directions all its own. Worth seeing at least once by horror movie fans. Castle really knew how to entertain a crowd.