- Brian De Palma
- 92 DCP
“Brilliant, wry, and scary.”Paul Schrader
“What the Devil hath joined together let no man cut asunder!” Brian De Palma’s first foray into the high tides of horror is a supremely stylish Hitchcockian screw-turner. Margot Kidder plays Danielle, a Québécoise model in NYC whose separated Siamese twin, Dominique, is suspected of being a psycho killer. Witness to her carnage is reporter Grace (Jennifer Salt), unfriendly with authorities over a string of scathing police exposés. When her account of a murder, seen committed in Danielle’s apartment, is ruled a hoax by cops unable to find a body, Grace must follow the bloody breadcrumbs herself to uncover the twisted truth. A return to indie freedom after big-studio bomb Get to Know Your Rabbit, De Palma’s slick, sibling slasher flick brims with directorial bravado—split-screen effects, film-gauge swaps, perverse POV shifts—and overt homages to voyeur-movie benchmarks Peeping Tom, Rear Window, and Psycho. The nerve-shredding score is by Hitchcock collaborator Bernard Herrmann.
“You’re in the hands of a master from the very first frame … Sisters feels thrillingly modern, and shaped with a sense of confidence that is simply awe-inspiring.”Kevin Jagernauth, The Playlist