Alice Sweet Alice ★★★½

A young girl named Karen (Brooke Shields) is strangled and burned on the day of her holy communion, and the clues all point to a close family member. After more attacks occur, the family priest and father seek out suspects who they feel will prove it was not who they suspect. An excellent early slasher, Alice Sweet Alice, was the first film for Brook Shields and uses family dysfunction and religious expectations to craft a tragic story with some genuinely memorable death scenes along with its dark conclusion. Alice Sweet Alice has achieved cult status in recent years with fans appreciating the Giallo like plot and surprises that make the film an excellent slasher movie of the mid-seventies.