Film: Sisters


"There was no body because there was no murder. Repeat."
— Dr. Emil Breton

A cult psychological thriller/horror film from 1973, directed by Brian De Palma. It was the first of his films in the thriller-horror vein, and featured Margot Kidder in an early starring role as well as De Palma regular character actor William Finley, who would go on the following year to star as the Phantom in his Cult Classic horror rock musical Phantom of the Paradise.

The plot concerns a murder, witnessed by a reporter from a neighboring apartment window, committed by a young model who, it becomes apparent, was born one half of a set of conjoined twins. The film is, in part, a homage to the works of Alfred Hitchcock, and in particular borrows from and references Rear Window and Psycho.

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