Cinema: Quick Cuts

WICKED, WICKED is a shopsoiled piece of Guignol tricked up with a split-screen technique the distributor has christened Duo-Vision. The film is as unimaginative as that label. Since there are two separate images on the same screen, the ads promise, "Twice the tension! Twice the terror!" A little elementary multiplication furnishes the melancholy reminder that twice zero is still nothing. Two images only reinforce the suspicion that Writer-Director Richard L. Bare had difficulty filling even one screen, and had to resort to all sorts of scraps off the cutting-room floor. While a maladjusted...

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