Die! Die! My Darling! (1965)




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This Hammer film production is a surprisingly frightening horror thriller and a hoot-fest for lovers of over-the-top acting. Young Pat Carroll (Stefanie Powers) goes to the home of her dead fiancÚ to meet his beloved mother, Mrs. Trefoile (Tallulah Bankhead). There, she discovers that Mrs. Trefoile is not the loving mother she had anticipated, but rather a grieving psychopath who blames Pat for the death of her son. Tallulah Bankhead, in her last film, has never been know for her subtle acting, … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Horror, Art House & International, Mystery & Suspense, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Richard Matheson
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 12, 2003
Sony Pictures Entertainment


as Mrs. Trefoile

as Pat Carroll

as Alan Glentower

as Shopkeeper

as Woman Shopper
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Critic Reviews for Die! Die! My Darling!

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (3)

One of the best of Hammer's psychological thrillers, mainly thanks to Richard Matheson's ingenious and terrifying script.

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

The last time Miss Bankhead appeared in a film was in the 1953 Main Street to Broadway. Although she towers above the cast and story, her present effort adds little to her record.

Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Bankhead is superbly cast and performs far above par.

Full Review… | December 10, 2007
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Throw-away Tallulah Bankhead vehicle is a curiosity at best.

May 31, 2005

Magnificent scenery chewing from Tallulah in a pretty good thriller with smart direction.

May 30, 2004
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Audience Reviews for Die! Die! My Darling!


I really enjoyed this crazy thriller, it was intense, and the actors are good. I highly recommend it.

Aj V

Super Reviewer


Such a haggard movie. Although I will give credit for having the villain be a batshit raving Jesus freak, which Bankhead plays perfectly as she sort of mugs Baby Jane. And what's scarier is that these people exist. Seeing Donald Sutherland play the kindly and retarded Strong Guy was a nice break alongside with the interesting sets. Basically it's a British What Ever Happened To Baby Jane. By the way, the Misfits song inspired by this movie is much better.

Michael Gildea

Super Reviewer

Well-acted, but relentlessly lurid, unpleasant and simply no fun to watch. A sense of humor is crucially lacking. Stephanie Powers sure was a beauty, though. Donald Sutherland's "Igor"-type role is rather embarrassing, given his subsequent achievements.

Eric Broome
Eric Broome

Super Reviewer

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