Brimstone and Treacle Poster

Release Date: 1982

DVD Release Date: September 16th, 2003

R|1 hr 27 min

Plot Summary
Tom Bates (Denholm Elliott) and his wife, Norma (Joan Plowright), are initially overjoyed when a mysterious stranger named Martin (Sting) inserts himself into their lives, proving an enormous help with their domestic chores. They are especially pleased when he takes an interest in their disabled daughter, becoming her de facto caretaker. Gradually, however, they realize that he's not who he seems -- and Martin reveals himself to be a diabolical presence.

Cast: Sting , Denholm Elliott, Joan Plowright, Suzanna Hamilton, Benjamin Whitrow, Dudley Sutton, Mary MacLeod, Tim Preece

Director: Richard Loncraine

Genres: Thriller

Keywords: Daughter, Mystery, Suspenseful, Dark, House, Transformation, Deception, 1980s, England, Wife