Whoever Slew Auntie Roo

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Whoever Slew Auntie Roo? (1971, UK) is a Horror film directed by Curtis Harrington.

Whoever slew auntie roo

Main Details

  • Released in 1971
  • Color
  • Running Time: 91 Min
  • Production Co: Hemdale
  • Distribution Co: American International Pictures
  • Directed by Curtis Harrington
  • Produced by James H. Nicholson, Samuel Z. Arkoff
  • Written by David D. Osborn, Robert Blees, James Sangster, Gavin Lambert (additional dialogue)
  • Starring Shelley Winters, Mark Lester, Chloe Franks, Ralph Richardson, Lionel Jeffries
  • Music by Kenneth V. Jones
  • Cinematography by Desmond Dickinson
  • Edited by Tristram Cones


  • Say goodnight to Auntie Roo kiddies...its Dead Time

Also known as

  • Wer hat Tante Ruth angezündet (Germany)
  • Gingerbread House (working title)


Mrs. Forrest (Shelley Winters), who's known as "Auntie Roo," has a holiday tradition of inviting orphans to her mansion for a party. But Roo isn't completely sane; she lost her husband and is obsessed with her deceased daughter, whose corpse she still keeps in the house. So when Katy Coombs (Chloe Franks) sneaks into the party with her brother, Christopher (Mark Lester), the deranged lady abducts the young girl with the hopes of replacing her daughter. Christopher must then try to save Katy.

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