#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Inspector Holloway (Patrick Wymark) is investigating a series of brutal murders in which a doll of each victim is found at the scene. The dolls, as it turns out, were purchased by the crippled Mrs. Von Sturm (Margaret Johnston), whose house is overcrowded with a doll collection. Her pale, wide-eyed, neurotic son Mark (Sir John Standing) becomes the prime suspect, but are the Police mistaken? The daughter of one of the victims discovers the shocking truth.
Plot: Inspector Holloway is investigating a series of brutal murders in which a doll of each victim is found at the scene. The dolls, as it turns out,were purchased by the crippled Mrs. Von Sturm, whose home is overcrowded with a doll collection. Her pale, wide-eyed, neurotic son is the prime suspect and the daughter of one of the victims discovers the shocking truth.
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What an Ending!
I have to admit that my copy of this film is very poor. I bought it on e-bay; and, it looks to have been transferred from VHS (white fuzzy bars on each side; and, very dark; and, it skips all the time.) But, you get what you pay for; and, this one is awful hard to find.
The story is that a London killer is bent on revenging a wartime conspiracy; each victim is found with a little doll in the victim’s likeness.
This stylishly done thriller unfolds as the investigators uncover the unlikely connections between the varied characters in the film. I think the plot is quite solid; and, plausible. The story is well acted, as well.
The director has given THE PSYCHOPATH a taught, thrilling atmosphere that keeps you off balance throughout even when the story drags a bit.
The dolls definitely land this film in the horror genre. When we first meet the doll maker and her son, these innocent dolls already seem eerie and sinister.
And, WOW, watch out at the end!
Well made, but hurt by predictability.
“The Psychopath” is a solid, if not exceptional, single story thriller from Amicus, directed with style by Freddie Francis and written by “Psycho” author Robert Bloch. Patrick Wymark steps out impressively from supporting roles to star as an inspector on the trail of a murderer. This killer uses various methods – blowtorch, automobile, knife, hangman’s rope – and is targeting specific individuals, always leaving a doll made in the current victims’ likeness at the scene. Caught up in the melodrama are vivacious blonde Judy Huxtable (as Louise Saville, daughter of one of the intended victims) and her fiancee, American medical student Donald Loftis (Don Borisenko).
Nicely filmed, in Technicolor and Techniscope, “The Psychopath” ultimately tells a rather routine story, but thanks to Francis and a top cast, things are kept watchable. A showdown between killer and detective is a little unusual because it’s treated with a kind of light touch – it’s not that action-packed or suspenseful. Unfortunately, the identity of the psychopath is never in much doubt, which does also subtract from the suspense. The thing with the dolls is a nice touch (they ARE decent likenesses), and buffs / historians have named this thriller as yet another early example of the kind of “body count” genre picture that would be very much in vogue a dozen years later thanks to “Halloween”. Very mild use of gore and a fair amount of sex appeal help to give the proceedings a more “modern” touch. As was the case with “The Skull”, Elisabeth Lutyens supplies the fine music score, but there is not much score in total.
Wymark is very good as the hero, despite not having much with which to work. This character is never given that much detail. He receives wonderful support from actors such as Margaret Johnston, John Standing, Alexander Knox, Thorley Walters, Robert Crewdson, Tim Barrett, and Colin Gordon. Legendary ace stuntman Peter Diamond appears as Charlie the junk yard man.
Before now, this hadn’t been readily available on DVD and Blu-ray (at least in Region 1), so it is nice that people can acquire it and enjoy it for what it is. This viewer would consider it somewhat lesser Amicus, but still worth a look.
Francis and Bloch also teamed up for another Amicus horror flick, “The Deadly Bees”.
One final note: on the soundtrack you can hear a song by the band The Birds, which featured a young Ron Wood before he joined the Rolling Stones.
Seven out of 10.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 22 min (82 min), 1 hr 22 min (82 min) (USA)
Genre Crime, Horror, Mystery
Director Freddie Francis
Writer Robert Bloch
Actors Patrick Wymark, Margaret Johnston, John Standing
Country United Kingdom
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Film Length 2,270 m (Finland)
Negative Format 35 mm (2-perf)
Cinematographic Process Techniscope
Printed Film Format 35 mm