Extraordinary Paranormal Noir

Seance on a Wet Afternoon

 

A blog called Film Noir of the Week reviews Séance On A Wet Afternoon, saying:

This is the story of a mentally unstable woman who believes that she communicates with the dead. Her hubris demands that she control and improve her fate, and so she turns to crime in order to satisfy her goals. 

Séance on a Wet Afternoon from director Bryan Forbes has the standard ingredients of noir, and yet this highly unusual film–one of the most unusual noirs to emerge in the 60s–explores those ingredients in a novel way. Myra (Kim Stanley) and Billy Savage (Richard Attenborough) are a middle-aged couple who commit a crime in order to accelerate Myra’s career as a psychic.

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