So Sad About Gloria


Crime / Drama / Horror / Mystery / Thriller

IMDb Rating 5 10 113

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January 13, 2021 at 08:25 AM



Dean Jagger as Fredrick Wellman
Lori Saunders as Gloria Wellman
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822.02 MB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 29 min
P/S 1 / 1
1.49 GB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 29 min
P/S 2 / 3

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by preppy-3 10 / 10

Has its moments

Back in the early 1980s a station in NJ used to show (almost) uncut horror films from the early 1970s at about 1 am. That's how I first saw "Blacula", "The Night Digger", "Don't Look in the Basement"...and this one.

Creepy film about Gloria just being released from a mental institution. She goes home and various things start the happen that make her question her sanity--she keeps having dreams about a cloaked figure with an ax and keeps hearing music when no one else hears anything. SPOILER--Turns out it's just a plot to drive her crazy (again) to get all her money. END SPOILER

It's VERY low budget (some of the dialogue couldn't be heard and the low production values show), the acting is not that great (except for the woman playing Gloria) and I saw it on TV so it looks like a crucial moment was cut out . Still this film had plenty of creepy images (the cloaked man especially) and there's one genuinely scary sequence in which she's (sort of) attacked by a man with an ax. Those images really worked on me--but I WAS watching it a 1 am in the morning! I saw this over 20 years ago and I still remember it. This will probably never be on DVD or TV soon so, if you get a chance, see it. Nothing great but it does work on you.

Reviewed by Platypuschow 4 / 10

So Sad About Gloria: Should have been better

The curiously titled So Sad About Gloria is more of a thriller than a horror and tells the story of a young woman released from an asylum and trying to start her life afresh.

Starring Lori "The Beverly Hillbillies" Saunders our heroine is a very wealthy lady who immediatly meets a suitor upon her release. But is she truly well again? And what part will those around her play?

I was actually enjoying the film, Saunders was excellent and it very much saddened me that she didn't have a bigger career. She hasn't worked since 1980 and based on her performance here that's a real shame.

The film is well paced and interesting but has some severe flaws. For one the actual camera work is poor, I don't mean the traditional cinematography I mean the cameras used. The quality is poor and the scratches and blemishes on the lense are unforgivable!

To make matters worse the soundtrack is really quite bad, it's over the top in places and truly cringe inducing in others.

As if all that wasn't enough the story trails off, it doesn't deliver which is very unfortunate as I was really getting into it.

Despite the flaws the film is watchable, if you can get past the patchy writing and embarassing unprofessionalism there is entertainment to be had and Saunders is postively mesmerizing.

The Good:

Lori Saunders

Some decent ideas

The Bad:

Camera quality is awful

Incredibly cringe inducing soundtrack

Story sadly doesn't deliver

Things I Learnt From This Movie:

I suddenly have the overwhelming compulsion to climb a tree

Reviewed by frankfob 5 / 10

Had possibilities

For a basically no-budget thriller, this isn't really all that bad. Director Harry Thomason went on to produce the first-rate TV series "Designing Women," Dean Jagger was an Academy Award-winning actor, and Lori Saunders, best known for playing one of the sisters in "Petticoat Junction," is actually pretty good in a very atypical role. The plot about a recently released mental patient who may or may not be committing a series of ax murders isn't particularly original, but the film does achieve a degree of suspense, and Saunders does a good job--for the most part--of conveying the anxiety and confusion of a young girl who isn't sure if she's a serial killer. The film is definitely hampered by its next-to-nil production values, and Thomason obviously had quite a bit to learn about directing--mainly about pacing and continuity--but it's not a completely botched effort. And Lori Saunders is just so damn cute it's hard not to give her the benefit of the doubt. But then again . . .

Anyway, it's worth a look. (However, there's another Harry Thomason film that isn't: a bottom-of-the-barrel sci-fi stinker called "The Day It Came to Earth." Absolutely rancid. Skip it.)

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