Alice Sweet Alice (1976) Movie Review

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Alice Sweet Alice (1976)

1976 | R | Horror, Thriller, Mystery
98 minutes / 1h 38min

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Alice Sweet Alice Plot Synopsis:

Alice Spages is a withdrawn 12 year old girl who lives with her mother, Catherine, and her younger sister, Karen. Karen gets most of the attention from her mother, and Alice is often left out of the spotlight. But when Karen is found brutally murdered in a church before her first holy communion, all suspicions are turned towards Alice. But is a twelve year old girl really capable of such savagery? As more people begin to die at the hands of a merciless killer, Alice's family and the police don't know what to believe.

Alice Sweet Alice (1976) Review

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.

  • Alice Sweet Alice Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 6
  • Overall Score: 6.75
  • IMDB: 6.5
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 7.8

About Alice Sweet Alice 1976

Title: Alice Sweet Alice
Year: 1976
Runtime: 98 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Mystery
Reviewer: Score: 3 / 5 stars Avg. Rating: 3.37/5 stars from 7,506 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 7,506 MPAA Rating: R
Alice Sweet Alice Cast Starring: Linda Miller, Mary Boylan, Gary Allen, Sally Anne Golden, Brooke Shields, Lucy Hale, Rudolph Willrich, Tom Signorelli, Kathy Rich, Ted Tinling, Peter Bosche, Joseph Rossi, Marco Quazzo, Mildred Clinton, Dick Boccelli, Paula E. Sheppard, Ronald Willoughby, Niles McMaster, Jane Lowry, Libby Fennelly, Maurice Yonowsky, Michael Hardstark, Beth Carlton, Alphonso DeNoble, Drew Roman, Louisa Horton, Angelino Rocca, Michael Weil, Lillian Roth, Leslie Feigen
Alice Sweet Alice Writers: Rosemary Ritvo, Alfred Sole
Alice Sweet Alice Director: Alfred Sole
Production: Allied Artists Pictures
Language: English
Country: USA