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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Alice, Sweet Alice


 "Alice, Sweet Alice" tells the story of a young Catholic girl named Alice, who's withdrawn and strange.  When her younger sister (Brooke Shields) ends up brutally murdered during her first communion, all eyes turn suspiciously towards Alice.  Is this strange young girl capable of cold-blooded murder, or is something more sinister going on?
 

    "Alice, Sweet, Alice" is weird, haunting, and disturbing.  It's a bonafide camp classic, being the big-screen debut of one Brooke Shields and all.  If you're in the mood for a Catholic 70s slasher that's extremely over-the-top and scary to boot, then this is the flick for you.  Also known as "Communion", this is a nifty little shocker that's developed a strong cult following over the years.  I dig this movie.  I dig this alot.


     There are some truly creepy scenes in this movie, and the mask the killer wears is super scary.  Obviously inspired by the classic "Don't Look Now", it's still an original and intriguing piece of work.  A then 19-year old Paula E. Sheppard does a sensational job as 12-year old Alice, who may or may not be deeply deranged. She is truly chilling in her role- there is something about her eyes...  it's an absolutely underrated and riveting performance.



      "Alice, Sweet Alice" seemed to get lost in the shuffle of 70's horror, and slowly over the years has gained a healthy cult status. So much in fact that it ranked #88 on Bravo's list of the Top 100 Scariest Moments in Movie History.  "Alice, Sweet Alice" is a blood-soaked but forgotten little chiller that deserves more attention!  It's extremely low budget, but once again it proves that you don't need tons of money to create a chilling atmosphere.  I personally had a blast watching "Alice".  And about that mask- hands down one of the scariest masks I've ever seen in a horror movie.  Period.




3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Alice wants to know if she can come over for dinner

Anonymous said...

This is Alice...want to play?

J ROCK said...

Alice can come over after her Confirmation and Confession...

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