What's the Matter with Helen? (1971)
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Movie InfoTwo women move to Hollywood and attempt to start a home for talented youngsters but find themselves unable to escape their dark pasts. This thriller centers on the strange series of events that follows, which include a number of unexplained murders.
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Critic Reviews for What's the Matter with Helen?
The same thing that's wrong with Helen, is what's wrong with this pic%u2014it's too loony to be taken either seriously or humorously.
The layers of pastiche that fuel What's the Matter with Helen? multiply like Shelly Winters's titular character's fat white rabbits.
An unseemly vibe of failed comedic horror, or - depending on your point of view - successfully bad high camp, with an inordinate number of incongruous dance numbers.
Bizarre cultish thriller from the underrated Curtis Harrington.
Audience Reviews for What's the Matter with Helen?
Starts out strong, drags in the middle and ends strong. I don't particularly like the DVD cover, which gives away the ending a bit, but it's not altogether uninteresting. I felt that the tap-dancing scenes with the kids should have either been cut in half or cut out altogether as they had really nothing to do with what was going on. There's too much lag time in the middle with no tension build-up. However, the everything around that works well. If only the middle part had been as good as the rest.More
More a drama with suspense elements than a horror film. Debbie looks like a million and Shelley gives a good performance in the beginning until she starts biting off large pieces of the scenery towards the end. Enjoyable overall.More
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