Wednesday, March 7, 2012
And that's why they call it Psycho-lesbian: Windows (1980)
starring: Talia Shire, Joe Cortese and Elizabeth Ashley
I'm up for some psycho-thrillers on a moderate basis, with faved ranging from the slasher inspired ones like "Play Misty for Me" or "Fatal Attraction" or the boundary and genre breaking ones like American Psycho, Misery and even the Cape Fear remake with Robert DeNiro!
Made at the height of slashers, Windows is a much little known title compared to a similarly themed psychothriller-slasher Cruising. Both movies took a jab at the homosexual community and gave much bad name to them as the character Jame Gumb did when Silence of the Lambs was released. This may eventually lead to the film's drawback from theaters back in 80, but even with a polished look and a tame nature, Windows failed to make the initial cut as anything but enjoyable.
The plot is estranged, but the execution is dull. The psycho-lesbian theme is here, but not enough action to make it reach its goal as a movie of its kind. Perhaps it was made like that to lessen controversy around feminist groups, but touching sensitive matters like that is bad enough to begin with, and seems rather pointless if one cannot do, at least, a digestible take on the subject.
A very dull thriller with a very weak molding, not exactly the entertainment I needed.
1 male found murdered
1 male stabbed with knife offscreen
1 cat found frozed to death inside a freezer