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KILLER COUPLES: PRETTY POISON

Director: NOEL BLACK

89 mins, USA, 1968, Digital


This film screened 20th June 2018.

Screening as part of the Killer Couples season, running June 6th to 30th.

The first film from director Noel Black is a jet-black comedy stars Anthony Perkins as Dennis Pitt, recently released from a mental institution. A compulsive fantasist, Dennis finds an eager listener in teenager Sue Ann (Tuesday Weld), who is entranced by his tales of life as a CIA operative.

When he brings her along on a supposed mission to foil a Communist plot, the truth of what lies behind Sue Ann’s innocent face is revealed when she murders a security guard without hesitation. As the body count grows, Dennis is reduced to the status of horrified bystander, subject to her manipulation and cold-blooded nature.

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