Director David Paulsen
Music director Craig Huxley
Country United States
Genre Action, Horror, Mystery
Screenplay David Paulsen
Writer David Paulsen
|Release date September 1980|
Cast Richard Herd (Donahue), Marianna Hill (Julie), Klaus Kinski (Pieter Fales), Christopher Lloyd (Gilbert), Craig Wasson (Doug), Joe Regalbuto (Jake)
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Tagline Dear Julie: Don't let me do it again…
Schizoid (also known as Murder by Mail) is a 1980 horror film directed and written by David Paulsen.
Julie (Marianna Hill) is an advice columnist for the city newspaper who begins to receive anonymous notes threatening murder and worse. At about the same time, female members of the group therapy session she attends are being stabbed, one by one, by an unknown assailant. Is there a connection? If so, why do the notes talk about murder with a gun, while the murder victims are being stabbed? At first, the police, her ex-husband, her therapist and her friends all assure her that the notes are probably unrelated, and hoax; but with time, it becomes apparent that someone close to her is responsible. Is it her therapist, Pieter (Klaus Kinski), who has sex with his patients just before they are murdered? Or Pieter's daughter (Donna Wilkes), who resents Julie for Julie's romantic involvement with Pieter? Is it Julie's ex-husband (Craig Wasson), who never really wanted their divorce? Or maybe Gilbert (Christopher Lloyd), the eccentric building maintenance man?
The film was given a limited release theatrically by the Cannon Group beginning in September 1980. It was subsequently released on VHS by MCA-Universal Home Video and was also released on betamax by Rank Video in the UK. Scream Factory officially released the film on Blu-ray in late August 2013 paired with Hospital Massacre.
ReferencesSchizoid (film) Wikipedia
Schizoid (film) IMDb Schizoid (film) themoviedb.org