Monday, November 14, 2005

Charlotte Armstrong, Pt 4

In The Turret Room (1965), a young woman hides the troubled ex-husband of her cousin, who is accused of attacking his former wife and mother-in-law. The young woman suspects, because he has been institutionalized, that he is being set up.

Once again, Armstrong provides taut suspense and a chilling view of a monster that can lurk behind a pretty face.

1 comment:

Jan Burke said...

I have told others that I believe she wrote "suburban noir," and this is a perfect example of it. People trapped in what should be an ordinary world, but it's a world going horribly wrong. You can't help but feel for the the protagonists, and root for them to escape.