A gothic horror tale that can't decide between camp amusement or gory pandering, THE LANDLADY stars Talia Shire as a psycho who is supposed to be attacking her victims with relish but, in Shire's potrayal, more suggests a wallflower half-heartedly trying to become a lady wrestler.
Self-righteous Melanie Leroy (Talia Shire) abhors the infidelity of her husband Ralston (Nathan Le Grand) because it blemishes her idealization of marital bliss. After killing Ralston by feeding him shellfish to which he is fatally allergic, Melanie moves into an apartment building she has
inherited. She sets her sights on one of the tenants, handsome social worker Patrick Forman (Jack...