17 April 2014

Reflections of Murder (1974)
97 min.
Directed by John Badham.
With Joan Hackett, Tuesday Weld, Sam Waterston, Michael Lerner, Lucille Benson, R.G. Armstrong, Lance Kerwin, John Levin.
Strong TV remake of the Henri-Georges Clouzot's classic thriller Les Diaboliques (1955).

At the Island School, headmistress Claire (Hackett) is constantly abused by her cruel and uncaring husband Michael (Waterston).

Joining forces with his mistress Vicky (Weld), the two set about a plot to rid themselves of their common brute...once and for all.

But will their deadly plan find smooth success? Or is there another sinister purpose at hand here?

Seems the latter may be in effect, when Michael's cold dead body simply...disappears!

Exceptional performances from Hackett and Weld highlight this faithful redux, replete with the great shot of murdered hubby's egg-white eyes; the climax remains pure and shocking.

From the director of 1979's Dracula.

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