Through her marriage to Laurence, penniless but ambitious governess Blanche rises to become the mistress of a vast estate. But with prodding from her headstrong lover, Philip, Blanche imprudently agrees to help murder her husband.
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Strangely this one is rarely mentionned in the history of gothic horror films (in a way it prefigures the Hammer films), maybe because it is at the crossroad of several genres. This is a well executed and elegant love story turned into a thriller surrounded by a convincing atmospheric and a darkly romantical vibe.