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|Die Sister Die|
Actors: Jack Ging, Edith Atwater, Antoinette Bower, Kent Smith
Director: Randall Hood
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
Go ahead and Scream Amanda-it can't help you now! An isolated house is the setting for horror and perversion as a family of troubled souls play out their violent fantasies. A man hires a nurse to care for his ailing but na... more »
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Jeremy A. from REISTERSTOWN, MD
Reviewed on 6/6/2010...
The cover art has nothing to do with this movie. It is actually like a made for TV thriller from the 70's notice it says it is from 1974, neither of those girls were born in 1974. I bought this at a dollar store when I was in college and my roommate and I watched it on a double date, we had a good time, but I would not say that this is a good movie.
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A typical 1970s psychological thriller - but not bad at all
Daniel Jolley | Shelby, North Carolina USA | 07/31/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The title of this film might lead you to expect a little terror, some blood, maybe even some gore, but there is no great big butcher's knife dripping with freshly spilled blood to be found here. Die, Sister, Die! is basically a psychological thriller of sorts, the story of a dysfunctional brother and sister struggling against one another to play out the final act in a tale of greed and deceit. Amanda is the older sister, struggling against some unknown but terrible weight that makes her seek death as a means of escape - although she is not very good at suicide. Her brother Edward is so concerned about her that he hires a private nurse to live with her; if dear Amanda attempts suicide again, Edwards wants her there to make sure she succeeds. Yes, that's right. He wants her dead, and he wants the nurse he has hired (a woman with a questionable past and an initial willingness to accept twenty five thousand dollars for her part in Amanda's demise) to make sure he gets his wish.
This is a weird little film, a dark and dreary look into the minds of some rather unbalanced characters. Amanda is by no means ill, although she stays locked up in the house and has dreadful nightmares at night, all of them having to do with her father's death and her sister Nell's sudden departure from the house; she understands Edward quite well and suspects that Esther, the nurse, is in cahoots with him. Still, she wants to trust Esther, and Esther comes to question her role in this woman's much-anticipated death. Everything plays out quite well, really, with the film concluding in fine fashion. I rather liked Amanda; sure she was a little bit grouchy, but as she says herself, "Only idiots are not moody."
Of course, some questions remain. If Amanda has attempted suicide twice, the odds are she will try again fairly soon, so why bother bringing a nurse into the mix and risk implicating yourself in a suspicious death when the end is probably nigh, anyway? Edward, as you will see in the film, is no criminal mastermind - not by a long shot. Barney Fife could have seen through this guy quicker than he could pull his one bullet out of his shirt pocket. This film is classified as horror, but it is really not a horror film at all. These kinds of dark psychological films litter the cinema landscape of the 1970s; neither very good nor very bad, Die, Sister, Die! is representative of the bunch. As long as you don't go in expecting blood and guts, you should find interest if not a lot of enjoyment in this film."