Alice Spages is a withdrawn 12 year old girl who lives with her mother, Catherine, and her younger sister, Karen. Karen gets most of the attention from her mother, and Alice is often left out of the spotlight. But when Karen is found brutally murdered in a church before her first holy communion, all suspicions are turned towards Alice. But is a twelve year old girl really capable of such savagery? As more people begin to die at the hands of a merciless killer, Alice becomes more and more likely of a suspect. —IMDb
Alfred Sole was born on July 2nd, 1943, in Paterson, New Jersey. He grew up avidly watching the movies of Alfred Hitchcock, who later was an acknowledged influence on Sole’s best known and most well-regarded feature Alice Sweet Alice (1976), better known as “Alice, Sweet Alice.”
Sole graduated from the University of Florence in Italy with a degree in architecture and spent his young adulthood working as an architect. He made his directorial debut as director with the tongue-in-cheek hardcore parody Deep Sleep (1972), which starred 1970s porno superstars Harry Reems and ‘Georgina Spelvin. It won first prize at the New York Erotic Film Festival and was made in Sole’s hometown of Paterson on a paltry US$25,000 budget. Alas, the movie was pulled from theaters on charges that it was obscene, and all the prints were confiscated. Sole’s superbly atmospheric and vehemently anti-Catholic horror winner “Alice, Sweet Alice” fared much better with critics and audiences alike. It won first… read more
A horror film that really is creepy, scary and horrifying. So many images and moments from this film stayed with me. A must for any afficianado, and a creepy treat for the casual horror viewer.