A schizophrenic housewife unknowing if the demons are merely figments of her hallucinatory imagination or part of reality.



Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Rating: X
Directed By: Robert Altman
Written By: Robert Altman, Susannah York (novel)
Released: 1972
Runtime: 104 minutes


Susannah York as Cathryn
Rene Auberjonois as Hugh
Marcel Bozzuffi as Rene
Hugh Millais as Marcel
Cathryn Harrison as Susannah


Wealthy housewife and children’s author Cathryn (Susannah York) receives a series of disturbing and eerie phone calls in her home in London one dreary night. The female voice on the other end suggests mockingly to her that her husband Hugh (René Auberjonois) is having an affair.

Cathryn’s husband comes home, finding her in complete disarray. Hugh attempts to comfort her, but then he is gone, and she sees a different man who is behaving as if he were her husband. She screams in horror and backs away, only to see her vision of the figure revert to her husband.

Hugh attributes her outburst to stress and her budding pregnancy. He decides to take a vacation to the countryside at an isolated cottage. But as she dwells there, Cathryn delves into darker delusions as the stranger returns, and she finds it difficult to determine what is reality and what is in her mind.

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