12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Better than today's cinema,
This review is from: The Spiral Staircase [DVD]  (DVD)
If your requirements are a good storyline that keeps you interested until the end, decent acting and you don't mind black & white cinematography, this could be the perfect film for late night suspense. Dorothy McGuire is fantastic in this gem of a film that Hitchcock would have been proud of. Atmospheric, haunting with that impending sense of doom, together with tight performances from the supporting cast including the legendary Ethel Barrymore, make this iconic film a one to savour.
Considering the film was made in 1944, the black and white print is exquisite as is the dvds audio.
Grab a truly great film and treat yourself to a wonderful experience that you can return to on those dark winter nights.