Sunday, February 7, 2016

Quick Review: THE OTHER (1972)

Original Theatrical Poster
Disturbing, but flatly directed psychological horror story. The script (by Thomas Tryon, who adapted his own novel) is tight , and the performances fine; but director Robert Mulligan fails to maximize the impact of a terrifically creepy plot. In the hands of a more stylish director, this could have been a masterpiece. For some reason, it has become a cult favorite and a critics' darling.

Text © Ahmed Khalifa. 2016.

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