21 July 2024
The Attic (1980)
92 min.
Directed by George Edwards.
With Ray Milland, Carrie Snodgress, Rosemary Murphy, Ruth Cox, Marjorie Eaton, Patrick Brennan.
Rewarding character study piece has withered Snodgress as a librarian past her prime, caring for her handicapped and verbally abusive father (Milland) and pining for her fiance who mysteriously disappeared nearly 20 years prior.

When the withdrawn woman finally forms a strong friendship with a co-worker, will happiness finally come her way?

This drama-cum-horror is a slow burn, building to a powerful and satisfying climax. Well done throughout. Movingly, Snodgress is on the mark as the troubled spinster.

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