Synopsis: Danielle’s (Margot Kidder) flat is the scene of a murder, witnessed by her neighbour Grace. Grace is determined to get to the bottom of what happened, even though the police don’t believe her. Oh, I should mention at this point that Danielle is the supposedly sane half of a set of conjoined twins (now separated). Her sister Dominique, being somewhat unhinged.
What can I say? Once I got past the cheesy 70s look and feel of Sisters, I was struck by the many Hitchcockian touches (is that even a word?). The music is straight out of Psycho, the premise of a neighbour witnessing a murder while peeping through someone else’s open blinds is pure Rear Window and the driving scenes could be modelled on any number of Hitch’s classics.
Now, I’m a massive Hitchcock fan so have to tip my hat to any director who likes him too but here, it’s just so cheesey it feels more like parody than homage. The fact that this was made in the 70s probably doesn’t help – the 70s were just a bit cheesey really, weren’t they? Add Margot Kidder’s totally bonkers French accent into the mix and it really is a bit daft.
If you want to decide for yourself, you can watch it on YouTube