Twinsanity (1970)

TWINSANITY (1970)
aka Goodbye Gemini
Article 2789 by Dave Sindelar
Viewing Date: 12-26-2008
Posting Date: 4-2-2009
Directed by Alan Gibson
Featuring Judy Geeson, Martin Potter, Michael Redgrave
Country: UK

A pair of twins (one male and one female) live in a world of their own. When they move to London, they become embroiled with a lowlife who attempts to drive a wedge between them. However, he isn’t aware that the twins aren’t quite sane…

Though I’m not sure it can strictly be described as a horror movie, there’s no doubt that the theme of insanity is here very strongly. Furthermore, the central murder in the story is definitely the stuff of horror. Overall, it’s a curious, bizarre, and not quite satisfying movie; it gives us a glimpse of some of the seedier sides of London counterculture, but somehow the characters never quite become engaging. It was based on a novel by Jenni Hall called “Ask Agamemnon”; Agamemnon is the name of the black teddy bear that plays a central role in the games of the twins.

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