Christmas Eve takes on sinister shape in this campy slasher flick. A small New England town finds itself terrorized as the rancorous past of a prominent family comes to bear horrible fruit in the present. At the same time as negotiations are in effect to sell the long-abandoned Butler estate, an inmate breaks out of the local insane asylum and makes his way to the estate in question. Thinking he will avenge concealed crimes from decades past, this maniac phones prominent citizens of the township and lures them to the Butler mansion. With each mysterious call that is made, so too is the proclamation that "Marianne" has returned. Who or what "Marianne" may be is as much a puzzle as the fact that everyone who follows the calls to the mansion meets their doom.
Inheritance and succession -- Drama.
Murderers -- Drama.
Psychiatric hospitals -- Drama.
Psychopaths -- Drama.
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
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O'Neal, Patrick, 1927-1994.