From American International Pictures
Original Theatrical Release Date: March 27th, 1973
Brian De Palma over the years has taken many the beating by some critics who called him out to be a Hitchcock clone. Over time the more astute film paramour has realized that De Palma's tributes to the suspense master to be less a clone, but rather a fully realized love affair with that director's work. While such a great number of directors make their fortunes by sneakily and quietly ripping off other filmmakers, De Palma has always been front and center about his inspirations. His films (a lot like some of the masters themselves) reference other films of the past, and they make no apologies. So suck it, American critics. The French have been right all along.
Sisters is De Palma's first real dive into true Horror. And terrifying it is. A lot of what makes the picture work is it's offbeat charms (there's an early stretch which has the characters on a hidden camera show) and Margot Kidder's beguiling dual performance. She's lovable, she's crazy, she has a strange french accent. They only thing I don't recommend is to buy her a birthday cake. She's really not in the mood to party.
Would you like a slice of my crazy pie?