The Spiral Staircase

  • 1975
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Thriller

This anemic remake of the 1946 thriller wastes the talents of Bisset and Plummer. Bisset is a mute nurse (luckily saving her from mumbling the inane dialog) who is caring for an old invalid. Lurking in the house, however, is a crazed killer. None of this is at all scary, especially since it is set in the densely populated suburbs instead of the isolated...read more

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This anemic remake of the 1946 thriller wastes the talents of Bisset and Plummer. Bisset is a mute nurse (luckily saving her from mumbling the inane dialog) who is caring for an old invalid. Lurking in the house, however, is a crazed killer. None of this is at all scary, especially since

it is set in the densely populated suburbs instead of the isolated house of the original version, a film that should not have been remade in the first place.

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  • Released: 1975
  • Rating: NR
  • Review: This anemic remake of the 1946 thriller wastes the talents of Bisset and Plummer. Bisset is a mute nurse (luckily saving her from mumbling the inane dialog) who is caring for an old invalid. Lurking in the house, however, is a crazed killer. None of this i… (more)

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