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: 85% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
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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Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine

Director Aldrich's work on Baby Jane was already a study in hysteria, and his style for Charlotte is, if anything, even more ornate.

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Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks

Smothered in Spanish moss, creakily derivative of Baby Jane, this one proves you can't borrow from the same well twice.

Steve Crum

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

John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

If it's Grand Guignol you're after, here's where you'll find it.

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Don Willmott

essentially: well-shot schlock

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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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Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

This film is bonkers ... heady Southern Gothic decadence, histrionics from just about everyone involved, and severed body parts that pop up at the most inopportune times.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

First-rate souther gothic thriller. Much better than the overrated BABY JANE

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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.