Part of my Scavenger Hunt #3 list. Task:
16. A Psycho-Biddy or Hagsploitation Film!
This movie proves that everything becomes less dark and creepy with the help of some tapdancing. And it also proves that suspenseful music alone, does not make up for the lack of a creepy atmosphere. There's more disturbing things about this movie though, and then I'm not just talking about those kids singing inappropriate songs. No, because it's very clear that there's something wrong with Helen. We've seen her kind before.
What's the Matter with Helen? have something good going for it though, something that many others like it hasn't. A depth and a sadness that, unfortunately, is lost in all the paranoia, dancing and unnecessary…