heir performances are brave, but behind the macabre humour lies the chilling truth of morality.
A ripe chunk of wildly OTT Grand Guignol, shot in glistening black and white and seized on with avidity by both ladies, who play it all the way to the hilt and then some.
...suspensefully builds its way to a conclusion that puts a new spin on the relationship between the two sisters.
As one of the obscure interviewees on the making-of doc puts it: It brought together the great sadist and great masochist of the screen.
The story involves sisters who were once movie stars, played by Bette Davis and Joan Crawford. The casting is one of the crucial successes of the film...