Die! Die! My Darling!


Die! Die! My Darling! (1965)



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This British production finds the elderly Mrs. Trefoile (Tallulah Bankhead) inviting her dead son's fiancée (Stefanie Powers) to her mansion for a visit. The rather unstable hostess then locks the young woman up in her basement for a regimen of punishment and justice.

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Critic Reviews for Die! Die! My Darling!

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (2)

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

Jan 26, 2006 | Full Review…
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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.

May 9, 2005 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Bankhead is superbly cast and performs far above par.

Dec 10, 2007 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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

May 31, 2005 | Rating: 1/5

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

May 30, 2004 | Rating: 4/5

A piece of noisy fluff.

Nov 5, 2003 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Die! Die! My Darling!

I found this movie to be quite good. Bankhead playing a crazy, religious zealot imprisoning and torturing strong-willed Powers equals entertaining. They both played their roles so well, that it almost felt like watching a frightening documentary.

nefnie lee
nefnie lee

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

Aj V
Aj V

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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

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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
Michael Gildea

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