Sight and Sound - 03/01/2008
"[T]he psychology is convincing....[The film] sounds numerous echoes of Hitchcock's PSYCHO, FRENZY, MARNIE and STRANGERS ON A TRAIN..."
Forced by friends to engage in gang rape, Terry (John Savage) spends two years in a reformatory. When released, he is a different man. Terry heads for Selma‘s (Ann Southern), his mom‘s boarding house where, at first, Terry seems to be fine--but the gruesome deaths of several female boarders proves this assumption in error however. Terry has become a psychopath, seeing women as the perpetual cause of his problem.