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I saw this movie roughly 15 years ago, although it was in black and white. It's about a woman(call her Molly for now, though I doubt that was her name) who lives alone, until some relative(sister or cousin, I think) comes in. Throughout the movie, the relative is trying to convince the Molly that she's (Molly) is crazy. If I recall, the motive was to have her committed or something so she can gain some sort of inheritance. I vaguely remember one scene where Molly is in a room, and a decapitated head rolls across the floor. It may have been a skull, or full head, I can't remember. Thanks for any help.

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After some more discussion with the wife, we've come to the conclusion that the relative of "Molly" is a female, and that we THINK it takes place in a southern state.

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You can always help yourself if you want to! –  Mistu4u Jan 4 '13 at 18:01
    
@Mistu4u I've looked at that list with the wife for a week, but we believe it's not on that list. So maybe it's older than the 70's? –  MyCodeSucks Jan 4 '13 at 19:06
    
But you yourself said the movie is not older than 15yrs (or 20 yrs for the sake of "roughness")! Going back more than '70s would make it self-contradictory! –  Mistu4u Jan 5 '13 at 5:43
    
No, I said I SAW it 15 years ago. Not that it wasn't older than 15 years. It could have been from the 30's for all I know. –  MyCodeSucks Jan 6 '13 at 18:30
    
Your movie is proving elusive. Anything else you might remember? Do you think it was American? Was your impression that it was a B-movie or was it well acted? Any thoughts on the time period for the story? –  MJ6 Jan 6 '13 at 23:32

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Could this possibly be Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte, which takes place on a plantation in Louisiana, and has a beheading and a cousin named Miriam?

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YES! ZOMG YES! After seeing your answer, I watched it last night, and this is it! TYVM! –  MyCodeSucks Jan 14 '13 at 15:29

Could it be The Screaming Skull, a black and white film from 1958?

For reasons best known to local TV programmers, the modest shocker The Screaming Skull was telecast on what seemed to be a daily basis in the 1960s. The hero-villain is Eric (played by John Hudson, who later billed himself as William Hudson), the husband of neurotic millionairess Jenni Peggy Webber. By strategically placing miniature skulls all over the house, Eric hopes to drive Jenni into madness so that he can take control of her fortune. The police suspect that Mickey the gardener Alex Nicol, who also directed the film) is the man behind the campaign of terror, but the truth finally surfaces in the last reel, wherein Eric gets what's coming to him-and more besides.

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I was discussing it with my wife, and we're certain that the relative who was trying to drive "Molly" crazy was a female. So this wouldn't fit. But very nice try. –  MyCodeSucks Jan 7 '13 at 14:05

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