The Mad Room

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  • 1969
  • 1 hr 33 min
  • 5.7  (615)

The Mad Room is a psychological thriller from 1969 that stars Stella Stevens, Shelley Winters, and Skip Ward. The movie is set in an old mansion that has been turned into a rooming house for young women. The film begins with Ellen Hardy (Stella Stevens) arriving at the mansion to start her new job as a housekeeper. Ellen is immediately greeted by the strange and erratic behavior of the house’s landlady, Mrs. Armstrong (Shelley Winters). Soon after, Ellen meets the other residents of the house, including a disturbed young man named William (Skip Ward) who appears to be hiding a dark secret.

As Ellen tries to make sense of the strange occurrences happening in the house, she discovers that each of the female residents has her own secrets and reasons for living in the mansion. Some of them are hiding from abusive husbands, while others are on the run from the law. Meanwhile, William’s behavior becomes increasingly erratic and violent, causing Ellen to fear for her safety.

Throughout the film, there are several scenes that are meant to unsettle the viewer. For example, Ellen spots something moving quickly in the hallway, only to find that it was just a cat. Later, she discovers a mysterious room in the house that has been locked shut for years. As Ellen gets to know the other residents, she learns that they are all struggling with their own demons, and that there may be a connection between their pasts and the strange happenings in the mansion.

One of the standout performances in the film is by Shelley Winters as Mrs. Armstrong, the eccentric landlady. Winters brings a manic energy to the role that is both chilling and captivating. She is often seen pacing up and down the hallway, muttering to herself and making cryptic comments that suggest she may know more about what is going on in the house than she is letting on.

Another notable performance is by Skip Ward as William, the troubled young man who is staying in the house. Ward plays the role with a mix of vulnerability and menace, making it difficult for the viewer to determine whether he is a victim or a perpetrator.

Although The Mad Room may not be as well-known as some of the other psychological thrillers of the era, it is still a suspenseful and engaging film. The mansion setting adds a haunting atmosphere to the story, and the cast delivers strong performances across the board. For fans of classic thrillers, The Mad Room is definitely worth a watch.

The Mad Room is a 1969 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 33 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.7.

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    5.7  (615)