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Alice, Sweet Alice

Released 1976
Distributor Allied Artists Pictures

Director Alfred Sole courted controversy on a couple of fronts with this 1976 shocker – the Catholic Church took umbrage over its subject matter (the original title was Communion) and a 1977 re-release threw more gasoline on the fire by exploiting the then 13 year-old Brooke Shield’s semi-scandalous performance in 1977’s Pretty Baby. Though there were scattered nay-sayers among the critics, most were impressed by the film’s somber tone and powerful imagery.

About Mick Garris

Mick Garris produced and directed a segment for Nightmare Cinema, the spine-tingling horror event of the summer. Previously, Mick created the Masters of Horror hour-long cable series of fright films helmed by well-known genre directors, including himself.  Numerous screenplay assignments led to a career in directing, and he is perhaps best known for his long association with Stephen King, whose novels The Stand and The Shining have been translated by Garris into well-received mini-series. Mick authored the book, “Development Hell”, which can be ordered from Amazon.com at this link! Mick’s recent books “Snow Shadows,” “Tyler’s Third Act,” “Ugly” and “SALOME” are now out from Cemetery Dance. Mick also executive produced Unbroken for Universal Pictures, based on Laura Hillenbrand’s book on Louis Zamperini with Angelina Jolie directing