Home for the Holidays (1972)

Director
John Llewellyn Moxey

Main cast
Jessica Walter; Sally Field; Jill Haworth; Julie Harris; Eleanor Parker

Genres
Horror, Thriller

Description
An ailing man summons his four daughters home for Christmas and asks them to kill his new wife, who he suspects is poisoning him.


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