Homicidal (1961)

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The brutal stabbing murder of a justice-of-the-peace sparks an investigation of dark family secrets in a sleepy small town in Southern California.


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4 October 2002 | ken-243
Tight little thriller stands on its own
A rip-off of "Psycho"? Hardly. Yes, there are a couple of scenes that pay homage to the Hitchcock classic, but the two films have absolutely nothing else in

common. "Homicidal" stands on its own as a tight little thriller and manages to sustain interest until the twist is revealed. And the twist ending of "Homicidal" is arguably more of a shocker than the appearance of "mother" in "Psycho." The

story more closely resembles the real-life 1965 tragedy of a Canadian boy who was raised as a girl, due to a hospital accident, from the book "As Nature Made Him" by John Colapinto (Harper/Collins, 2000).

My only real complaint with `Homicidal' is the dubbing of Warren's voice.

Granted, dubbing was fairly common at this point in time ("Charade" and "The

List of Adrian Messenger" come to mind), but since the lip sync is never dead- on, extended looped scenes always have an artificial, almost abstract quality about them. It might have been better to cast fraternal twins in the dual role.

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