Schizo (1976) stars Lynne Frederick as a young figure skater about to be
married. A very seedy looking man, Jack Watson, sees her wedding announcement
and hops on a train. We discover that Lynne was orphaned when her mother was
stabbed, and eventually that Jack Watson had been mother's lover, and was
jailed for the crime. Jack starts menacing Lynne, and people around her are
We are, of course, supposed to believe that Jack is criminally insane, and
that she is in danger of being murdered.
If the above isn't enough for you to guess the remainder of the plot, the fact
that she was the only other one with opportunity in the death of her mother
should make you very suspicious. Then, of course, there is the title of the
film, and the fact that she will not talk about her mother, and seems to
remember nothing about her death.
It seems like a British attempt at a Giallo, but not a good one. I found it
tedious, predictable, and boring. (IMDb readers say 4.7, with only 146 votes.)