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ALICE SWEET ALICE AKA Communion AKA Holy Terror, Uncut 88 FILMS
on 7 March 2014
On the day of her first communion Karen, Brooke Shields, is murdered by someone in a mask and yellow plastic raincoat. Suspicion soon falls upon her sister Alice, Paula Sheppard.
Creepy early slasher classic Alice Sweet Alice finally gets a decent release from 88 Films. There are one or two signs of age, but otherwise the picture quality is pretty good.
Alice Sweet Alice Aka Communion Aka Holy Terror is a way above average 70s slasher film that makes the most of it's New Jersey setting. Heavy doses of catholic imagery give the film a great morbid atmosphere of oppressive guilt with psycho sexual overtones. The killer owes a small debt to Don't Look Now, but the mask and knife point the way to later films. Paula Sheppard was 19 years old when the film was made and is great in the title role as the ambiguously motivated Alice.
Audio Commentary from the film's director Alfred Sole, editor Edward Salier and William Lustig, not credited on the case.
The original and misleading trailer for the film under the title Holy Terror which emphasizes Brooke Shields
Alternative title sequence for the same film as Communion
Booklet by Calum Waddell
Reversible cover with the original artwork
Trailer Park for other 88 Films releases.
The aspect ratio is 1:85.1