Strait-Jacket

Movies, Horror

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In this chilling blood-tale in Psycho style, Robert Bloch modernizes the Lizzy Borden story. A wife (Joan Crawford) literally axes her cheating husband and his lover, witnessed by her three-year-old daughter. Mom is packed off to the insane asylum for 20 years before reuniting with the daughter (Diane Baker). From this point, the axe murders continue along a contrived plot intended to lead the audience astray until the mystery is solved. Crawford's strong performance and the excellently constructed suspense are the best elements of the film -- and the chopping saves the show when the plot tends to slow.~ Lucinda Ramsey, All Movie Guide

Release details

Release date:
Sunday January 19 1964
Duration:
89 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
William Castle
Screenwriter:
Robert Bloch
Cast:
Joan Crawford
Diane Baker
Leif Erickson
Howard St John
John Anthony Hayes
Rochelle Hudson
George Kennedy