Have you ever spoken aloud to yourself in a mirror? This is one of the 13 questions you will have to answer when you take the “D-13” quiz before viewing Dementia 13! Designed as a marketing gimmic by producer Roger Corman, there are actually some unnerving questions, and no right or wrong answers. However, the main reason to see it is because it was the sophomore film for director Francis Ford Coppela.
After John Haloran dies, his wife, Louise, fears that she will be denied his inheritance. Fabricating a story about John traveling to the United States, she joins the rest of the Haloran family at their Irish estate as they hold a memorial for John’s sister, who died in a lake eight years ago. Louise schemes to convince Lady Haloran that she can speak with the dead child. However, this plan is interrupted by an axe murderer loose on the estate.
USA/Ireland 1963, 75 min, Dir: Francis Ford Coppela