In London, Carol Hammond lives in a fancy building with her husband Frank Hammond and her stepdaughter Joan Hammond. Carol is the beloved daughter of the wealthy and prominent lawyer and politician Edmond Brighton and Frank is his partner in his office and has a love affair with Deborah. Carol's next door neighbor Julia Durer is a depraved woman that promotes parties with drugs and orgies. Carol has psychoanalyze sessions with Dr. Kerr and is intrigued with a nightmare where she stabs Julia to death three times with a couple watching the murder. When Julia is found dead in her apartment, the efficient Inspector Corvin and his partner Sgt. Brandon are assigned to investigate. All the evidences point out to Carol, but was a dream or reality?
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Terror Claws at Your Brain!
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Did You Know?
The striking painting of the swan above Carol's bed is a representation of Salvador Dali's set for Leonide Massine's "Bacchanale". The dancers emerged from the hole in the swan's chest. See more
In the opening train sequence, one of the extras looks at the camera for a few seconds. See more
What do you expect us to do with all that acid inside us, huh?
We were filled with acid from our heads to our toes. And you know something? Under the effect of acid, I look at you here and all I see is a red blob. Or a galloping horse.
You don't remember anything at all about that night?
Yeah, I remember. Yes, I remember, seeing that night, a lizard - in a woman's skin.
No, beautiful. Just beautiful.
The American version released in 1973 (as Schizoid) was actually seven minutes longer than the current Italian print of that time. AIP restored some self-censored erotic footage (mostly in the orgy and dream sequences) and marketed the film to the swinging Euro/trash/nudity enthusiasts of the era. See more
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