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So Sad About Gloria

So Sad About Gloria -1975
Harry Thomason

Marshall Riggan

Lori Saunders
Dean Jagger
Robert Ginnaven

Review by Wayne Malin

Has its moments,

Back in the early 1980s a station in NJ used to show (almost) uncut horror films from the early 1970s at about 1 am. That’s how I first saw “Blacula”, “The Night Digger”, “Don’t Look in the Basement”…and this one.

Creepy film about Gloria who had just been released from a mental institution. She goes home and various things start to happen that make her question her sanity–she keeps having dreams about a cloaked figure with an axe and keeps hearing music when no one else hears anything. Turns out it’s just a plot to drive her crazy (again) to get all her money.

It’s VERY low budget (some of the dialogue couldn’t be heard and the low production values show), the acting is not that great (except for the woman playing Gloria) and I saw it on TV so it looks like a crucial moment was cut out . Still this film had plenty of creepy images (the cloaked man especially) and there’s one genuinely scary sequence in which she’s (sort of) attacked by a man with an ax. Those images really worked on me–but I WAS watching it a 1 am in the morning! I saw this over 20 years ago and I still remember it. This will probably never be on DVD or TV soon so, if you get a chance, see it. Nothing great but it does work on you.

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