Teenaged Susan Shelley is released from an asylum where she's been confined after the shock suffered over the fiery death of her glamorous socialite mother. Her father has a new wife, who has only married him for the money left to him by Zsa Zsa. Susan is still haunted by her mother's memory, and her stepmother is conspiring with her lover, Maxwell Reed, to trick the troubled girl to lead them to Zsa Zsa's missing diamond necklace.
This is a Wonderful Forgotten Film
Sure the acting is a little overdone (most all of the movies from the 60's were), but this film boasts a few great special effects, a intricate story, and a shocking ending. After the death of her mother, a young girl goes into a "convent" due to a nervous breakdown. When she is released a few years later, she returns to her home and begins having delusional flash-backs from the night of her mother's death. Reminiscent of "Night Gallery" in premise, appearance, and score. If you like 60's B-Movies, try to find this shocker.
A rare cult classic!
Martha Hyer, Don Ameche, and Zsa Zsa Gabor in a horror film?
-- It's definitely cult material. The three stars give unusually good performances for this type of film, with the rest of the cast over and under-acting. Truly an unusual horror film, the plot of this haunted mansion-whodunit isn't as predictable as it would seem. It's hard to find, but worth it.
Decent mid-60's entry...
from Director Bert I. Gordon into the swath of "Psycho" inspired horror films of the period. Helped immeasurably by the talented cast, which also sees Maxwell Reed and Wendell Corey offer solid support. Nothing remarkable, but an enjoyable time killer nonetheless. Recommended for fans of classic horror and the directorial work of Gordon.
Now, if I could just get that damn children's song out of my head!