|release date||November 30 1980|
|studio||Dark Sky Films|
|director||Ovidio G. Assonitis|
|writer||Ovidio G. Assonitis|
|starring||Trish Everly, Allison Biggers, Dennis Robertson|
SynopsisBeautiful do-gooder Julia (Trish Everly) and her insane, hideously deformed twin sister Mary (Allison Biggers) have a hard time occupying the same room, let alone the same town, without Mary either brandishing a butcher knife or letting her giant killer dog come out to play. Their uncle, Father James (Dennis Robertson), presses for reconciliation but to no avail. With their mutual birthday fast approaching, Mary escapes from the local asylum. Soon thereafter, the bodies of Julia’s friends and students mount around her. But is Mary actually the killer?
Working on the fringe of Italian horror cinema for over 40 years, prolific movie producer Ovidio G. Assonitis also managed to log a few hours as director, helming staples of 70s cheese like BEYOND THE DOOR, TENTACLES, and PIRAHNA PART TWO: THE SPAWNING. In MADHOUSE—a little-known snooze getting a DVD re-release from Dark Sky—he regurgitates themes previously explored in other, better psychological horror films from the 1970s, but there’s no denying the guy knows how to frame a shot. …Read More