Strait-Jacket (1964)

This classic film stars Joan Crawford as an attractive young woman who finally has everything she wants. She has a house, husband, money, clothes, and a vibrant attitude towards life. However, when she arrives home early after a trip out of town and discovers her husband in bed with another woman, she snaps and, in a fit of rage, decapitates both of them with an ax! After undergoing treatment at an asylum for 20 years, the board see's her fit to be released. She then goes to live with her daughter Carol and when she learns of her daughters engagement, people start losing their heads once again!

I absolutely LOVE this film! Even though it was filmed in black & white in 1964, in my opinion, it's a classic that can still hold it's own. Joan Crawford did an amazing job of portraying the two sides of her character, and it was interesting to see how they could age her twenty years with hair, makeup, and wardrobe. I love vintage cinema, but sometimes when I watch a vintage film it is too dated for my taste, that was not the case with this film, I absolutely loved it.

The modern generation may not find this film too appealing, due to the age that this film has, and that's sad because films like this inspired so many to later go on to make films that we love today. Don't let a film discourage you from watching it just because it was made 40+ years ago and isn't in color, because that will deprive you of some really great cinema.

Overall I rate this film 4.5 out of 5 stars.

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