Alice Sweet Alice (1976)

Mike Matei / October 3rd, 2014

An underrated slasher film, with a masked killer.


  • October 3, 2014 at 5:06 am

    God damn yellow rain coat wearing bitch

    • October 3, 2014 at 7:26 pm

      whats this? i…can’t believe it…. IT’S NOT A FIRST COMMENT? thank you.

      • shitypickle

        October 4, 2014 at 4:11 am


    • angryrider

      October 4, 2014 at 10:47 am

      Bugger off, Fatso.

      • October 4, 2014 at 5:32 pm


  • trik

    October 3, 2014 at 5:07 am

    nice one

  • October 3, 2014 at 5:09 am

    Got Damn Banana* rain coat wearing bitch.

  • October 3, 2014 at 5:33 am

    omg, i remember this movie, been so long, scare me a lot as a kid, must be really good

  • October 3, 2014 at 5:49 am

    never heard of it but now i wanna go watch it.. the female cousin of Micheal Myers ona killing spree lol

  • October 3, 2014 at 5:58 am

    I just remember that the cover used to freak me out at the video store.

  • Don Skiver

    October 3, 2014 at 6:05 am

    Jesus James…you keep coming up with movies that look interesting as fuck. I’m going to end up with a backlog of movies to last me until Thanksgiving.

  • October 3, 2014 at 6:35 am

    Creepy shit, I like that!

  • October 3, 2014 at 6:49 am

    “You kinda emphasize with her”…? I believe you meant, “empathize” there, James. Great review beyond that one little flaw. 🙂

    • CrushingC10996WM

      October 3, 2014 at 7:57 am

      I believe it’s his New Jersey accent

      • Cilliandrew

        October 3, 2014 at 11:26 am

        Naw, he totally says EMPHASIZE instead of EMPATHIZE. James sounds like he’s half-asleep doing these videos so far this time round..

    • Jordan Romaker

      October 3, 2014 at 8:45 pm

      Hehe yeah I noticed that too right away. He clearly has his commentary scripted in advance of recording, so likely he was just reading off the page without paying attention to what the words actually were and simply misread it. Then again, I’ve noticed in past videos he has a funny way of saying some words and has gotten some common expressions wrong, eg. “For old times’ sake” he in the Desert Bus nerd video spoke as “For all time sake”. *shrugs* He’s a filmmaker, not a linguist.

      • Don Skiver

        October 3, 2014 at 11:18 pm

        Yeah dude totally. He definitely has a weird way of pronouncing some words. (I’m not being critical, just making an observation). It might be his New Jersey accent, I’m not sure. The furthest east I’ve lived is Akron, OH, so I don’t know all the east coast accents.

        Some of the words that he says kinda funny are: Alien (sometimes sounds like Al-ien, like the name “Al”) Compilation (sounds like com-pie-lation, stressing the pie syllable) Horrible (sometimes sounds like “harr-ible”).

        Once again, I’m not criticizing or ridiculing James, only making an observation. I live in the midwest (specifically, Kansas City) and as far as american accents go, midwest accents are the most “plain” or “generic” sounding (which is why when speech therapists try to “teach” an american accent to someone (such as british actors or something) they teach them a “midwest accent” usually because it’s the most generic sounding.

      • Lukas Sprehn

        October 5, 2014 at 4:06 pm

        It can also be the fact that James were never such a social type of person. He used to have social anxiety I believe. To this day he can still be a shy guy I’ve heard. And a person who isn’t out much tend to end up getting words wrong, because they don’t hear them being used very often. But of course maybe his parents just had a funny way of pronouncing some things and he inherited it. I’ve heard many people from New Jersey and Pensylvannia speak, but James has a very different way compared to most of them. He pronounces Gs and Ds very hard, empaphizes the Rs in words very often.

  • October 3, 2014 at 7:35 am

    I had always heard of this one, but never saw it. Will have to check it out now for sure! These 1970s, post-hippie, Vietnam era religious horror movies are always great. It is interesting that the theme of Catholicism comes into play for this, The Exorcist, and The Omen.

  • Sean Smith

    October 3, 2014 at 7:41 am


  • CrushingC10996WM

    October 3, 2014 at 7:57 am

    I looked this movie up, and apparently there’s going to be a remake. It may never reach the status of Halloween or Psycho, but maybe the remake will help

  • October 3, 2014 at 8:06 am

    never saw the movie but im guessing its the mom right now lol.

  • Hunter VanderZwaag

    October 3, 2014 at 8:28 am

    I think the mask might be a Marilyn Monroe mask.

  • October 3, 2014 at 8:32 am

    I’m waiting for the hammer stuff like the mummy 1959 and the curse of the werewolf. also some bad ass 80s shit

  • Joker83

    October 3, 2014 at 8:33 am

    Perfect entry. A movie I haven’t seen but would be right up my alley. Will probably watch this later today

    • Joker83

      October 3, 2014 at 2:11 pm

      It’s later today now, got done work early and am watching this. It’s cool, thanks for the rec james

  • October 3, 2014 at 8:52 am

    also don’t forget the Halloween specials, Halloween tree, the Garfield Halloween, bugs bunny howl o ween, the munsters tv show was always a special lol. beavis and butthead buttoween…I guess garfield’s was the best by far tho

  • October 3, 2014 at 8:54 am

    and twistedspeech fuck off pussy lol

  • BladeRunner

    October 3, 2014 at 9:34 am

    awesome, I just picked up the OOP Anchor Bay DVD of this like a month ago.

  • October 3, 2014 at 9:45 am

    The raincoat reminded me of The Brood (even though the coat they wear in that one is not yellow). I do hope you do review that film some day.

  • Satnav

    October 3, 2014 at 10:16 am

    Surprised you didn’t make a connection to a murderous psycho April O’Neil. 😉

    This one looks interesting. I think there were quite a few religious-themed horror films at this time like Exorcist and so on, which is probably one reason why this went under the radar.

  • Claude Lilford

    October 3, 2014 at 10:28 am

    Great review, maybe you should do a top 10 best Horror movie masks like WatchMojo did.

  • October 3, 2014 at 10:53 am

    Cool. I was born in Paterson and now I really have to see this. Thanks!

  • October 3, 2014 at 10:59 am

    That looks like a damn nice low budget oldy. I may give it a try! ^^

  • aidan752

    October 3, 2014 at 11:03 am

    We emphasize with her?

  • aidan752

    October 3, 2014 at 11:04 am

    hmm… James doesn’t seem to have that much energy this year.

  • Matt

    October 3, 2014 at 11:11 am

    James you said emphasize instead of empathize. Very interesting looking movie, you always bring out some really cool unknowns.

  • October 3, 2014 at 11:24 am

    Wow i have a bunch of movies to watch this halloween je je What day is it? Do you think he will do the Hand? great videos 😀 SORRY FOR MY BAD ENGLISH

  • October 3, 2014 at 11:47 am

    I wonder if James is going to review a Dario Argento movie for this Monster Madness. Or in general for that matter.

  • TagaZok

    October 3, 2014 at 11:50 am

    This movie I saw at the video store when I was a kid always thought in was made end of the 70’s early 80’s man am I wrong ! I saw a remake homemade at a horror film festival it wasn’t bad just OK! BUT Now I wanna see the original!

  • Creedswede

    October 3, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    There was another horror movie that came out later on where the killer wore a transparent mask, Don’t open until till Christmas from 1984. Other films it was used in was Police Academy 3 and on a episode of Family Guy.

  • October 3, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    Will give this one a try, never heard of it before.

  • y2j420

    October 3, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    I’m hoping the Friday the 13th films finally get their loooooonnnggggg overdue Monster Madness love…the fact that they have been ignored all these years is mind boggling…
    Keep up the good work!

    • October 3, 2014 at 5:41 pm

      Not really ignored, he reviewed the first one

      • y2j420

        October 4, 2014 at 8:44 am

        He should’ve done them during the sequel-a-thin…2 movies a review and he’d be done quick…

      • October 4, 2014 at 11:02 am

        thats easy for you to say, thats twice the work

      • y2j420

        October 4, 2014 at 1:20 pm

        And it is something he’s done before with long movie series…not setting a precedent there…

  • Henry Vargas

    October 3, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    This movie looks awesome!

  • Freddie Phillips

    October 3, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    this website is so laggy lately….ugh

  • October 3, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    Watched the movie after the review, what a nice flick.

  • October 3, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    This might be in my top ten favorite horror movies. Anyone who hasn’t seen it, check it out. It’s worth it for the atmosphere alone.

  • October 3, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    I’d like to see Dracula – Sovereign of the Damned and Monster of Frankenstein covered on Monster Madness, since they are both horrendous anime movies from the early 80’s based on Marvel comic-books.

  • PresidentJenkins

    October 3, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    This is one of those movies where I recognize the killer, but never the actual name. Never saw Alice Sweet Alice itself, so I’m definitely excited to give it a watch, even if it does look incredibly brutal.

  • MadHitz

    October 3, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    That scream at the end after the review was over was freakin scary!

  • Goobian

    October 3, 2014 at 4:33 pm

    A few weeks ago I picked up this movie on VHS tape at a thrift store. Just because I liked the artwork, and I always pick up obscure horror movies on VHS because a some of them are really valuable. Anyway, I will watch it soon.

  • Magnum66

    October 3, 2014 at 6:10 pm

    I actually am really intrigued and want to know who the killer is now haha. I guess the mother as well, but someone in the comments said no. Either that or Alice faked her death in the beginning so she could go on a killing spree.

  • Pablo1989

    October 3, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    Reminds me one film who is directed only for TV, where teenage girl with only with drunken father, but one day that girl confess his boyfriend she got plan kill own dad because she wanna start life normal again.

  • Matthew Collins

    October 3, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    For some reason I can see Chloe Grace-Moretz doing this movie if they ever remade it.


      October 9, 2014 at 7:21 pm

      Ha! I can see that 2. Word. Still the time it was shot in really is the main ingredient this movie is so creepy.

  • ZomboCombo

    October 3, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    I remember a mask like that from the early to mid 80s. It was either exactly the same or very close, complete with translucence. I *think* it was designed so that boys could dress up as girls for Halloween. I even think I remember it being near those classic “old man” rubber masks, the smell of which always reminds me of the holiday.

  • culwin

    October 3, 2014 at 10:15 pm

    I have the madness.

  • A.J.

    October 3, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    Thank you, James. And for all you children complaining and nitpicking about things—shut up! This past year was probably one of the busiest he’s ever had, with finishing up the AVGN movie, while continuing to churn out plenty of regular content–like more single AVGN videos, James & Mike Play, etc., and then making an additional 31 videos on top of everything just for Monster Madness! Have a little respect, show some gratitude–you get to watch all this for FREE!

  • October 4, 2014 at 12:41 am

    I love Cinemassacre content so much but damn I hate this player they use. I can’t watch the videos on my laptop. Video keeps freezing every 10 seconds or so while the audio do not. I can watch youtube videos with no issues at all so I think the problem is not on my side.

    • October 4, 2014 at 2:20 am

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      • October 4, 2014 at 9:57 pm

        Mike, thank you very much for taking your time to reply and consideration.
        Cheers from Brazil.

  • Don Skiver

    October 4, 2014 at 2:07 am

    You know…speaking of Brooke Shields, has anyone seen the original cut of “Pretty Baby”? It was her *second* movie…right after this one. In fact, “Alice, Sweet Alice” was rereleased after “Pretty Baby” because of all the controversy surrounding that film and her role in it She had a long nude scene in it…and she was 10 years old at the time. Sure…they managed to obscure her vagina so you can’t quite see it, but you see everything else. I can’t believe that movie ever made it past the censors. It’s since been reedited so her nudity isn’t much there, but the VHS version is unedited. Fucking blows my mind.

  • October 4, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    You really do “emphasize” with the character lol

  • korahn

    October 4, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    You really don’t see many slasher films with a female as the killer

  • October 4, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    Look be good

  • October 4, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    “You kinda emphasize with her”

    Iono about emphasizing with her… but perhaps I could empathize? 😛

  • sirensofsilence

    October 5, 2014 at 1:43 am

    Wow! That looks like a great film. That’s going on the Watchlist. Appreciate the recommendation, James!


    October 5, 2014 at 5:07 am

    God dammit, I knew it all along… The fucking killer is April O’Neil.

  • James Smith

    October 5, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    Hey James, are you ever going to release these cinemassacre monster madness episodes on dvd the same way that you released all of the avgn episodes?


      October 9, 2014 at 7:19 pm

      That’d b super dope!

  • Mega-Gojira

    October 5, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    This looks like an Awesome Movie!!!!!

  • October 6, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    I’m so glad my mom introduced it to me as a kid. Everything about it is so perfectly creepy and disturbing. It made my skin crawl. I was thrilled when I saw you post this on Facebook as one of the movies you were reviewing, because it deserves recognition.

  • October 6, 2014 at 11:32 pm

    Is there a Dvd of this

  • frizl

    October 7, 2014 at 4:03 am

    Emphasize with her? Think you meant empathize. lol

  • October 7, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    Thanx for recommending this movie. I loved Argento’s Suspiria. It was extremly suggestive and creepy. Have to see this film now. The crude and slow atmosphere in this video is really promising.

  • Blake Joiner

    October 8, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    Do sleepaway camp!

  • Always_Last

    October 9, 2014 at 1:59 am

    i love this mask. i have always wondered where it originated. enjoyed the movie too.


    October 9, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    Thanks to James I found this jewel. When it was over all I can think was this is mos def one of my favorite horror movies of all times. Look at that fuckin mask! Who knew a bright yellow raincoat could b so terrifying. The time it was shot in (there was a Psycho poster in the movie so 1960) plus the religious background makes it feel that more creepy. Like none of this should be happening in this town and church. It mixes mystery and horror so perfectly. The camerawork is epic and so is the bright colors and bright sets. Which work great with the dark alleys and abandoned buildings. It gives you a false sense of peace. The twist at the end is great. Some movie have 2 sit with me 4 a while so I can fully appreciated them but I loved this movie as soon as it started.

  • skwij

    October 10, 2014 at 6:28 am

    I’ve never heard of this before, but it looks creepy as all get out. Thanks!

  • Dremeli

    October 10, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    Heh, I had identical mask when I was a kid. Though, I did not murder anyone….

  • Jay Pennebaker

    October 14, 2014 at 12:00 am

    At 1:56, it’s empathize, James, not emphasize. I’m not trying to be a grammar nazi, I just love your work and don’t want you to sound dumb. Also, I’m an educator by profession so I can’t help it.

  • October 19, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    There is a 1961 calendar on the wall on 25th minute of this movie, so yes, it is 60s.

  • BGradeCheese

    November 25, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    Alice Sweet Alice is a great and underrated movie. Shame it does not get more attention.

  • December 27, 2014 at 6:07 am

    Did anyone notice that instead of saying “You kind of empathize with her..”, the narrator says “You kind of emphasize with her…”. Pretty bad- but pretty funny.

  • Nova1979

    September 23, 2016 at 2:04 pm

    They don’t make scary movies like this anymore. Man those were freaky and terrifying back then.

  • gow75

    September 29, 2016 at 3:39 pm

    do a review on Axe lisa lisa

  • Jacob Boeve

    October 2, 2017 at 9:09 am

    So do they reveal who the killer is? Or does the title give it away instantly?

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