How Awful About Allan (Alpha Video Retrograde Series)

Anthony Perkins plays a guilt-ridden victim of psychosomatic blindness driven insane by a phantom out for revenge. Part of the Alpha Video "Retrograde" collection featuring retro cover art.
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item number:  ALP 8520D
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  • Run Time: 1 hours, 13 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Released: March 14, 2023
  • Originally Released: 1970
  • Label: Alpha Video

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Alpha Video Retrograde is an ever-growing collection of specially-selected films from our vast library on DVD, now in collectible retro-style packaging inspired by VHS cover art from that format's heyday!

A fire burns out of control, disfiguring Katherine and causing her brother Allan to go literally blind with guilt. Eight months later, neither sibling can escape the shadow of their domineering father who died tragically in the blaze. After Allan is released from the State Hospital and returns home to care for his scarred sister, his mind begins to crumble. Unstable and volatile, Allan struggles to distinguish reality from imagination, as madness eats away his sanity.

Anthony Perkins and Julie Harris team up for terror in How Awful About Allan , an expertly acted atmospheric shocker from Henry Farrell, author of What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? Originally broadcast on ABC TV in 1970, How Awful About Allan was directed by Curtis Harrington, the creator of such fondly regarded genre films as Night Tide (1961), Games (1967), Whoever Slew Auntie Roo? (1971) and What's the Matter With Helen? (1971). With a cameo from Kent Smith, underlining its affinity to the RKO-Val Lewton masterpieces of the 1940s, How Awful About Allan is a grotesque, claustrophobic suspense yarn.

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  • Sales Rank: 314
  • UPC: 089218852090
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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