Dementia 13 (1963)

Francis Ford Coppola directs William Campbell, Luana Anders and Bart Patton in this chiller where a family in an Irish castle plot around an inheritance.

A Roger Corman produced quickie, made to rip-off Psycho, with the leftover scraps of budget and production equipment from a biker pic. There’s very little to remember here in spite of a few generic spooky shots… the plot rarely makes sense. You know why what is happening when you realise it at least tries to match a few of the bigger story beats of Psycho in much the same order. Of note only as young Francis eventually moved onto far bigger and better things.


Perfect Double Bill: Burnt Offerings (1976)

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