You'll Like My Mother

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  • Horror films
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The tale of a pregnant girl (Duke), widow of a soldier killed in action, who undertakes a long journey to visit the mother-in-law (Murphy) she has never met. She finds herself snowbound in a sinister house on the edge of town inhabited by a subnormal girl (Allen), a shadowy figure (much is made of facial distortion through stained glass), and the mother-in-law, whose strident manner and skill as a nurse speak volumes. Johnson's direction tends to lay on the spooks a bit heavily, while the over-familiar situation (with echoes of Rosemary's Baby) is a further strait-jacket. That said, though, several risky scenes are brought off with some aplomb.

Release details

Duration: 93 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Lamont Johnson
Screenwriter: Jo Heims
Cast: Patty Duke
Richard Thomas
Rosemary Murphy
Sian Barbara Allen
Dennis Rucker
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