The Spiral Staircase (1946)

Robert Siodmak directs Dorothy McGuire, George Brent and Ethel Barrymore in this thriller where a mute carer is stalked by a killer who preys upon girls with disabilities.

More murder mystery than slasher, but with plenty of chills. Oscillates from creaky to creepy, Siodmak plays with darkness fabulously. Is the eventual killer guessable?… a little… Does Elsa Lanchester have a neat comic relief role as a tipsy cook?… yes, indeedy…


Perfect Double Bill: The Uninvited (1944)

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