Cheapjack horror thriller adapted from real events which also inspired PSYCHO. Nothing but shocks and gore, but the beginning of the wave of such deplorable movies which flooded the world's screens towards the end of the decade.
A film which has much to answer for. It started its star and its studio off on horror careers, and it launched innumerable sequels. In itself, after two eerie reels, it becomes a pedantic and slow transcription of a stage adaptation, and its climax takes place offscreen; but for all kinds of reasons it remains full of interest.