#882 Still of the Night (1982)

A homage to Alfred Hitchcock, Still of the Night accomplishes in what it sets out to do: There’s plenty of 50s style of suspension and atmosphere to be enjoyed here.

Faithful to the classics of the genre, the director Robert Benton skillfully leads the viewer through dark laundry hallways and abandoned houses, creating constant mistrust and tension that keeps on building up.

The movie had such a strong buildup that I was excepting a trilling plot twist towards the end. Given this the wrap-up of the movie did feel more unimaginative and unsatisfying than I’d hoped for.

80s-o-meter: 55%

Total: 76%