A Is for Acid (2002)

TV Movie   |  Not Rated   |    |  Crime, Drama, Mystery


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John George Haigh, the notorious "acid bath murderer" in 1940s England, becomes the subject of this dramatization.


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Director:

Harry Bradbeer

Writer:

Glenn Chandler

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18 August 2015 | begob
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| Rather!
An affable psychopath in post-war Britain suckers in his down-at-heel acquaintances to liquidate them in acid and release ready funds. Will he be caught?

Lovely Poirot-style production, with oodles of acting quality. No great psychological insight, but at least the moral brigade is kept at bay and the natural horror seeps through the period atmosphere.

It refuses to creepify in the acid bath scenes - the last victim might have breathed in then gurgled out a great bubble of blood, but no - so a gentle horror, which was fine by me. I still took pleasure in the pace and performances, the setting and sound.

Overall, nicely judged and a good surprise.


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