Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte
Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964)

An unusually long pre-credits sequence establishes the roots of faded Southern belle Charlotte's (Bette Davis) insanity; she'd been witness to the dismemberment murder of her fiance (Bruce Dern) and the suicide of the murderer, her… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 15, 1964
DVD Release Date: August 9, 2005
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Critic Score: 81% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
TIME Magazine

Aldrich piles on a series of scream-in-the-night shocks, the better to batten a script strikingly short of sneakier surprises.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

It was camp before the term was coined, but it's somewhat better than that, too.

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Steve Crum

Bette Davis in her late, creepy mode...and still effective.

Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Over the top, of course, and not a lot to it, but it's efficiently directed, beautifully shot (Joseph Biroc), and contains enough scary sequences amid the brooding, tense atmosphere.

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Adrian Turner
Radio Times

[A] heady brew for fans of Hollywood's golden age gone bananas.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Davis' near-crazed performance being over-the-top but satisfying in a campy way.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

So calculated and coldly carpentered is the tale of murder, mayhem and deceit that Mr. Aldrich stages in this mansion that it soon appears grossly contrived, purposely sadistic and brutally sickening.

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Emanuel Levy

This well executed and well acted Gothic horror is Aldrich's follow-up to What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? which also starred Bette Davis.

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TV Guide

Davis has some authentic, poignant moments, before all hell breaks loose.

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Flixster Audience Score: 85% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Bette Davis as the well past her prime ingenue down Louisiana way still pining for "the one who got away" back in the old cotillion days. DeHavilland… More
Cindy I
I saw this the first time -- or was at least exposed to it -- when I was 4. Parents went to the movies with me and my brother in tow, not realizing what kind of… More
William Dunmyer
Two years after their huge success with "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?" (1962), director Robert Aldrich teamed up once more with Bette Davis to… More
Aj V
This movie is advertised as being for people who liked What Ever Happened to Baby Jane, but you don't really need to have seen that movie to appreciate… More
_kelly .King
"So Fucked Up" highlight: the plot twist
Tim Salmons
At times, very creepy and always engaging.