9 comments on “Homicidal (Or What Happens In Denmark…)

  1. That has to take the cake as the most convoluted and long-term con ever. It sounds like truly unique film, which I am still curious to see, even though I read the spoilers. 🙂 It was interesting to read about Castle and his gimmicks, too. I’ve only seen one – much earlier film of if his, which I enjoyed quite a lot.

    I wonder if anyone took him up on the offer to leave before the end…

    So glad you could join us in the blogathon!

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    • Thanks, I’m glad you enjoyed it! I’ve seen most of Castle’s films, and Homicidal is by far my favorite. I love doing blogathons. They always have such great themes. Thanks for hosting!

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  2. I’ve never heard of a “fright break” before, but then I don’t watch a lot of movies that require “fright breaks”. Was this a thing, or was it just for this film?

    This sounds like a bit of a mind-blowing film, even though there appear to be some plot holes. Jean Arless must have had amazing talent to play both these roles.

    Thanks for joining the blogathon, and thanks for the introduction to this film!

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    • The Fright Break was one of William Castle’s many, many gimmicks. I think Hitchcock picked up an idea or two from him in promoting Psycho. In his show “This Filthy World,” John Waters talks extensively about Castle, and it’s really entertaining.

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    • Right? I mean the gender bending goes way beyond Norman Bates I think and is pretty risky for 1961. Two years earlier he had Vincent Price experimenting with LSD in The Tingler. Daring stuff.

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  4. Sounds like the perfect movie for a Drive-In movie blog (of which mine is one…) I have seen quite a few Castle movies, haven’t even ran across this title before, though. Gotta check it out.

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