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Horror, Suspense/Thriller
In this chilling blood-tale in Psycho style, Robert Bloch modernizes the Lizzy Borden story. A wife (Joan Crawford) literally axes her cheating husband and his lover, witnessed by her three-year-old daughter. Mom is packed off to the insane asylum for 20 years before reuniting with the daughter (Diane Baker). From this point, the axe murders continue along a contrived plot intended to lead the audience astray until the mystery is solved. Crawford's strong performance and the excellently constructed suspense are the best elements of the film -- and the chopping saves the show when the plot tends to slow.~ Lucinda Ramsey, All Movie Guide Rated No Rating .
 
Cast: Diane Baker, Joan Crawford, John Anthony Hayes, Howard St. John, Leif Erickson
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Directed by: William Castle
Written by: Robert Bloch
Running time: 1hr 29min
Opens: Limited
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