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Homicidal represents producer/director William Castle's slant on Hitchcock's Psycho. The film concerns a young woman named Miriam Webster (Patricia Breslin) who seemingly has everything a girl could want - including a successful flower shop business, and a handsome beau, Karl (Glenn Corbett), who works as a pharmacist. Events take a turn for the worse, however, when Miriam's half-brother, Warren, returns from Europe - with a rather unpleasant friend in-tow: a blonde named Emily (Jean Arless). Emily promptly sets about destroying Miriam's life: the newcomer attempts to wheedle… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"What's really surprising about Homicidal is that...it's an enjoyably bizarre film, making some of the basic elements of Psycho even freakier."
‑ Noel Murray, The Dissolve
"Wildly plotted thriller"
‑ Michael E. Grost, Classic Film and Television
"I have to admit, it's a pretty good twist."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Classic Castle exploitation rip-off of Psycho"
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"This devious little gem is an inspired twist on its inspiration..."
‑ Sean Axmaker, Seanax.com
"A wonderfully hokey B-movie from the director with all the gimmicks, William Castle (Tingler)."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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