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Homicidal

Homicidal (1961)

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Release Date: Jan 1, 1961 Wide

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Average Rating: 3.4/5
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Homicidal represents producer/director William Castle's slant on Hitchcock's Psycho. The film concerns a young woman named Miriam Webster (Patricia Breslin) who seemingly has everything a girl could want - including a successful flower shop business, and a handsome beau, Karl (Glenn Corbett), who works as a pharmacist. Events take a turn for the worse, however, when Miriam's half-brother, Warren, returns from Europe - with a rather unpleasant friend in-tow: a blonde named Emily (Jean Arless).

Unrated,

Horror, Mystery & Suspense, Classics

Robb White

Mar 12, 2002

Columbia Pictures

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What's really surprising about Homicidal is that...it's an enjoyably bizarre film, making some of the basic elements of Psycho even freakier.

October 21, 2013 Full Review Source: The Dissolve
The Dissolve

I have to admit, it's a pretty good twist.

October 23, 2009 Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid
Combustible Celluloid

This devious little gem is an inspired twist on its inspiration...

October 19, 2009 Full Review Source: Seanax.com
Seanax.com

Wildly plotted thriller

August 13, 2005
Classic Film and Television

Classic Castle exploitation rip-off of Psycho

August 21, 2002
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

A wonderfully hokey B-movie from the director with all the gimmicks, William Castle (Tingler).

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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Audience Reviews for Homicidal

I really liked this movie, it's one of Castle's best films, I think. The story starts with a murder mystery and gets more complicated and confusing, and ends with a crazy twist. It's a lot of fun, and I highly recommend it.
November 22, 2010
ajv2688

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One of three William Castle films I took in this past weekend. And actually, as cheezy as it is, the most entertaining of the bunch. I thought I had the story figured out, but then the film went and threw me a couple of curve balls, A strange climactic scene that bore a resemblence to PSYCHO made me want to see the film again to fill in some details of how they got there.
November 6, 2010
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