Movie: Alice, Sweet Alice (1976)

OK, so the primary reason why Alice, Sweet Alice has placement here is because the low-budget 1976 chiller featured an 11-year-old Brooke Shields’ first movie role, one in which (Spoiler Alert!) she’s savagely murdered early on. Really, though, Shields’ involvement is beside the point—any chance to promote Alice, Sweet Alice is one that a self-respecting horror lover can’t pass up. Centered around a pint-sized and deranged serial killer and ripe with the kind of inventive deaths horror heads crave, religious undertones, and a wonderfully creepy atmosphere, director Alfred Sole’s sadly neglected flick is one of the ’70s’ best genre efforts. Seek out a hard-to-find DVD copy at your earliest convenience.