The House on Carroll Street

THE HOUSE ON CARROLL STREET (PG)
D: Peter Yates
Orion (Peter Yates & Robert F. Colesberry]
US 1988
100 mins

Mystery/Thriller

W: Walter Bernstein
DP: Michael Ballhaus
Ed: Ray Lovejoy
Mus: Georges Delerue
PD: Stuart Wurtzel

Kelly McGillis (Emily), Jeff Daniels (Cochran), Mandy Patinkin (Salwen), Jessica Tandy (Miss Venable)

Standard but reasonably effective thriller, set against a backdrop of McCarthyism politics, a journalist is forced out of her job and uncovers a right-wing conspiracy.
The film tries its best to ape the style of a Hitchcock suspense with its old-fashioned execution, but the story isn't gripping enough, though great attention to period and decent acting performances make it entertaining enough for the duration, albeit completely forgettable to have any longevity.
5/10

Kelly McGillis in The House on Carroll Street
Kelly McGillis in The House on Carroll Street