The Spiral Staircase Reviews
Next, we're bombarded with long lens camera views, a raging rainstorm, a mansion that looks like a museum, and the unlikiest characters you'll ever find in a movie. The policeman who's trigger happy, the secretary who's making out with her employer, the brother who's a war veteran, the grandmother on insulin, the nurse Ratchet-type, the dipsomaniac chef. None of these characters are interesting and their dialogue is terrible. Jacqueline Bisset plays the deaf woman and in flashback, we see that she watched her family burn to death. It's implausible that with money, she couldn't get the right therapy. It's laughable that Bisset is dressed to the hilt and looks like she's modeling. Christopher Plummer seems like he's in this one for the paycheck.
I really don't know why it's called "The Spiral Staircase" except people walk and up and down. It has no significance to the plot. This movie is certified as a "dog."