The Confessional (1976)

Jenny is stalked by an obsessed priest in THE CONFESSIONAL, from 1976! Pete Walker returns with another fiendish plot as he lashes out against the questionable methods of the Catholic church. When Jenny wanders in to the wrong confessional booth, her sins are recorded and used to blackmail her into submission by the crazed Father Meldrum, who has suffered from years of sexual repression from his mother and the church. Walker quickly sets the mood for mystery and suspense, while creating a constant sense of unease as the wayward priest presses his parishioners for more lurid details about their personal lives in order to "absolve" them of their sins. When that doesn't work, Meldrum enforces his own deadly form of penance upon his victims! Anthony Sharp is wickedly entertaining as Father Meldrum, who is joined by Walker favorite Sheila Keith as his permissive assistant. Susan Penhaligon and Norman Eshley are quite enjoyable as Jenny and Father Cutler, as well. THE CONFESSIONAL is a twisted and sadistic little shocker that is sure to please fans of ALICE, SWEET ALICE and ABSOLUTION.

Rating: 7/10.

Movies like THE CONFESSIONAL:
ABSOLUTION, HOUSE OF WHIPCORD, ALICE SWEET ALICE, DON'T TORTURE A DUCKLING, HOUSE WITH LAUGHING WINDOWS.

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  1. jervaise brooke hamsterMay 19, 2013 at 6:11 PM

    I want to bugger Susan Penhaligon (as the bird was in 1967 when the bird was 18, not as the bird is now obviously).

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