Alice Sweet Alice Review
Synopsis:After a young girl is brutally murdered during her first communion, her strange and withdrawn older sister becomes the main suspect.
Young Karen Spages (Brooke Shields) is about to receive her first communion when someone wearing a mask and a yellow raincoat murders her in the church. Karen, who had a jealous sister Alice (Paula E. Sheppard), resented the attention her mother Catherine (Linda Miller), and the local priest Father Tom (Rudolph Willrich) lavished on her. As a result of Alice constantly bothered Karen and played terrible tricks on her much to the frustration of her mother. So after the funeral for Karen, a lot of suspicions is placed on Alice for the possible death of her sister and the fact that Karen’s communion veil is found on Alice doesn’t exactly help clear her name. Nonetheless, Alice insists she didn’t do it, and her loving mother believes her. Two detectives, detective Spina (Michael Hardstark) and Brennan (Tom Signorelli) begin an investigation into Karen’s murder, but immediately suspect Alice of the crime since the suspects are sparse at best. Alice’s father Dom (Niles McMaster) arrives in town for the funeral of his daughter and to help his ex-wife through a difficult period. Eventually, Alice’s Aunt Annie (Jane Lowry) is attacked by the raincoat killer, but she survives and tells the detectives it was Alice even though the killer’s visage was hidden behind a mask. Alice is put in a child shelter under psychological care. Meanwhile, Dom is determined to help his daughter, whom he believes is being wrongly accused and with the help of Father Tom searches for clues as to who the true killer may be. But did Alice indeed kill her sister? Or is she just terribly misunderstood? A good movie, that’s more of a mystery. All the characters are played out exceptionally well, the camera work is done very well, and when there is gore, it is good. Slow paced at first, and sort of hard to follow, but in the end a decent movie.
About Alice Sweet Alice (1976)
Original Title: Alice Sweet Alice, Alice, Sweet Alice, Holy Terror
Runtime: 98 minutes
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Mystery
Total Avg. Votes: 15
Writers: Rosemary Ritvo, Alfred Sole
Director: Alfred Sole