Watch Die! Die! My Darling! [aka Fanatic]
- 1 hr 37 min
Die! Die! My Darling! [aka Fanatic] is a suspenseful horror-thriller from 1965, directed by Silvio Narizzano. It stars Tallulah Bankhead, Stefanie Powers, Peter Vaughan in the lead roles, and features a captivating performance by Donald Sutherland in his early career. The movie takes the viewer through a suspenseful and nerve-wracking journey, as it explores the boundary between love and obsession. The plot of the movie revolves around Patricia Carroll, played by Stefanie Powers, a young woman who, after the death of her fiancÃ©, seeks solace at the home of her deceased lover's mother, Mrs. Trefoile (Tallulah Bankhead). However, Patricia soon realizes that her stay at the Trefoile mansion is anything but peaceful. Mrs. Trefoile is obsessive and fanatically religious, and her intentions towards Patricia soon become clear â she wants her to be the perfect bride for her deceased son. As Patricia tries to leave the mansion, she realizes that she is trapped, with no means of escape. Mrs. Trefoile, aided by her servant Harry (Peter Vaughan), begins to torment the young woman physically and psychologically, all in the name of religious devotion. As Patricia struggles to break free from the clutches of her deranged captors, she realizes that her life is in grave danger, and that she must fight for her survival with all her might. The movie features outstanding performances by its lead cast. Tallulah Bankhead, in her final film role, is outstanding as Mrs. Trefoile, the domineering matriarch, who is as endearing as she is menacing. Stefanie Powers, in her early career, delivers a powerful performance as Patricia, the damsel in distress, desperately trying to escape from the mansion. Peter Vaughan, as the obedient servant with a dark secret, is also remarkable in his role, adding depth to the storyline. The direction and editing in the movie are top-notch, and the use of the camera to create tension and suspense is masterful. The film's set design is also noteworthy, featuring a creepy, gothic-style mansion, which adds to the film's ominous tone. The score by Wilfred Josephs perfectly complements the movie's eerie atmosphere, bringing a sense of dread and terror to the film. Overall, Die! Die! My Darling! [aka Fanatic], is a thrilling and suspenseful horror film that succeeds not only in building suspense, but also in exploring deeper themes of religious fanaticism, obsession, and the thin line between love and hate. The film is a timeless classic, and a must-watch for lovers of suspenseful cinema.