How Awful About Allan (1970)

TV Movie   |  PG   |    |  Thriller

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After an eight-month stay in a mental hospital, a tormented man comes home to live with his sister; but a mysterious boarder may be trying to kill him.


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1 August 2015 | moonspinner55
| Anthony Perkins is home from the institution (again)...trouble follows!
After surviving a house fire which killed his father and scarred his unmarried sister, Anthony Perkins is sent away to the state hospital with psychosomatic blindness; he returns home eight months later, still with blurry vision, only to find sibling Julie Harris acting suspiciously about a new boarder in the house, a college student who has checked in without belongings and creeps around at night. The biggest sin a suspense-thriller can commit is in not giving its audience enough turns of the screw. Perkins sees shadowy figures and hears his name being called out in a ghostly whisper, but any lover of mystery stories will be able to see right through writer Henry Farrell's scenario. Nicely-produced for a TV-movie (with a few visual nods to Hitchcock's "Psycho"), and with a good cast that includes Joan Hackett as a former sweetheart and do-gooder, but it doesn't add up to much.

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22 September 1970



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