About

An aging, reclusive Southern belle plagued by a horrifying family secret descends into madness after the arrival of a lost relative.

7.7
24
Directed by

Robert Aldrich

Written by

Henry Farrell (Screenplay)
Lukas Heller (Screenplay)

Runtime

133 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

The years will soon erase a lover's lies...the blood on his face!

Cast

Keywords

murder death love affair mental illness southern usa insanity cousin family secrets highway housekeeper mansion southern belle recluse shock southern gothic hagsploitation

Photos

Lists

#41 on 500 Essential Cult Movies Jennifer Eiss

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Music, Original Song

Oscar nomination for Best Costume Design, Black-and-White

Oscar nomination for Best Cinematography, Black-and-White Joseph F. Biroc

Oscar nomination for Best Music, Substantially Original Score