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A Judgment in Stone (1986)

An English woman, psychotic and sexually repressed, murders her sadistic father, then moves to America. She soon secures a job as a maid for a wealthy family. Soon her severe psychosis and ... See full summary »

Director:

Ousama Rawi

Writers:

Ruth Rendell (novel), Elaine Waisglass (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rita Tushingham ... Eunice Parchman
Ross Petty Ross Petty ... George Coverdale
Shelley Peterson Shelley Peterson ... Jackie Coverdale
Jonathan Crombie ... Bobby Coverdale
Jessica Steen ... Melinda Coverdale
Jackie Burroughs ... Joan Smith
Tom Kneebone Tom Kneebone ... Norman Smith
Peter MacNeill ... William
Donald Ewer Donald Ewer ... Mr. Parchman
Joyce Gordon ... Aunt
Aisha Bicknell Aisha Bicknell ... Young Eunice (as Aisha Tushingham)
Gary Krawford Gary Krawford ... Larry
Wanda Cannon ... Bernice
Layne Coleman Layne Coleman ... Pastor
Betty Harris Betty Harris ... Teacher
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Storyline

An English woman, psychotic and sexually repressed, murders her sadistic father, then moves to America. She soon secures a job as a maid for a wealthy family. Soon her severe psychosis and her attempts to keep her sexuality from asserting itself combine to cause trouble for all concerned. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Taglines:

She cooks. She cleans. She kills.

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Canada | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 April 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Housekeeper See more »

Filming Locations:

Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Directorial debut, and only film ever directed by, Ousama Rawi. See more »

Connections

Version of La Cérémonie (1995) See more »

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UGH! Very Creepy!
24 April 1999 | by Ddey65See all my reviews

Rita Tushingham stars as a dyslexic British maid, and formerly abused child who's a little too sensitive about not being able to read. This is NOT a common slasher film, by any long shot, as these types of films were in the 1970's and '80's. After seeing what she does in the kitchen, I've barely been able to hold a knife, or even think about similar scenes from horror films for months. As of this writing, I can't get that scene, or an equally gruesome one from "Parents," out of my mind...and neither will you. And worse, you may even sympathize with her!


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