Whoever Slew Auntie Roo? (1972) - Trailer
Genres: Horror, Thriller
Cast: Ralph Richardson, Michael Gothard, Rosalie Crutchley, Richard Beaumont, Marianne Stone, Lionel Jeffries, Shelley Winters, Mark Lester, Hugh Griffith, Chloe Franks, Pat Heywood, Judy Cornwell, Jackie Cowper, Charlotte Sayce
Director(s): Curtis Harrington
Trailer: Whoever Slew Auntie Roo? (1972)
A demented widow lures unsuspecting children into her mansion in a bizarre "Hansel and Gretel" twist.
Shelley Winters plays an eccentric widow who loves her children to death. A modern retelling of the Hansel and Gretel story. via cassandracollins
Synopsis:This is a retelling of the old tale of Hansel and Gretel, but set in England in the 1920s. To the children and staff at the orphanage, Auntie Roo is a kindly American widow who gives them a lavish Christmas party each year in her mansion, Forrest Grange. In reality, she is a severely disturbed woman, who keeps the mummified remains of her little daughter in a nursery in the attic. One Christmas, her eye falls upon a little girl who reminds her of her daughter and she imprisons her in her attic. Nobody believes her brother, Christopher, when he tells them what has happened, so he goes to rescue her.