Whoever Slew Auntie Roo? (1972)
Genre: Horror | Thriller
Country: UK | USA | Director: Curtis Harrington
Language: English | Subtitles: English (Optional, embedded in Mkv file)
Aspect ratio: Widescreen 1.85:1 | Length: 91mn
Bdrip H264 Mkv – 1280×720 – 23.976fps – 1.77gb
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.
Shelley Winters’ character is sad, pathetic, scary, and warped in this movie…and she plays it to the hilt. A broad take-off on the old “Hansel and Gretel” fairytale, this movie is pure 70’s. If you like your horror films without a lot of gore and with a lot of suspense, see “Who Slew Auntie Roo?” It’s worth your time.