Other Versions of this Movie

John Parker's DAUGHTER OF HORROR (1955)

aka "Dementia". Could have been called "Alice in Film-noirland" A very dreamlike story indeed. Not so far from "Carnival of Souls" or Orson Welles' "Trial". John Parker was only the producer. Co-star Bruno VeSota is suspected to have been the real author of this treat. more info on and

Dementia (also known in a slightly altered version as Daughter of Horror) is an American film by John Parker (director), incorporating elements of the horror film, film noir and Expressionism (film).


Dementia is perhaps most famous for its appearance in The Blob (1958), where it is the movie playing in the movie theater when the Blob strikes.
The film has been compared to The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) as being a portrait of an insane mind from the "inside out".

Further reading

  • Re/Search No. 10: Incredibly Strange Films. Re/Search Publications, San Francisco 1986, ISBN 0-940642-09-3, p. 179–180
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