Movie Death DB Heading
Home | Categories | Deaths | Reports | Forums | Search | Submit a Death | Links | FAQ | Contact

Hand that Rocks the Cradle, The, Marlene Craven (Julianne Moore)

Site Rating: N/A
(not enough ratings)
Writeup Rating: 80%
(ratings: 2)
Film: Hand that Rocks the Cradle, The (1992)
Deceased Character: Marlene Craven (Julianne Moore)
Killed by: Peyton Flanders (Rebecca De Mornay)
Killed with: Greenhouse

Please register in our forums to rate deaths - it's free!
'Death Trap' icon 'Projectile' icon 'Slashed' icon
Offsite Links

Written by Mr. Mouseburger 21st Aug 2006

Kindly submitted by A Alcott

Marlene Craven, is the realtor friend of Michael and Claire Bartel, who after completing a visit to their house, while talking on the phone to Claire, notices some wind chimes in the baby's room.

Marlene is suspicious of these wind chimes and leaves the house to go through her old realty listings at her office. She soon discovers that in the picture of Dr. and Mrs. Mott's home (Dr. Mott sexually abused Claire in her gynaecology appointment), that there are wind chimes on the porch. To further her research, she goes to the library and finds an article about the wife of the doctor who committed suicide to find that she and Peyton are one in the same.

Angry and betrayed, she starts to drive to the house but makes the mistake of calling Peyton to inform of her arrival. Peyton had earlier in the movie had set up a death trap for Claire in the backyard greenhouse so with Claire not around, Peyton decides to put it to use on another victim.

Marlene arrives at the house, demanding to see Claire and tell her the truth about the lying au pair. Peyton tells her she's in the greenhouse and when Marlene opens the door, the large poll flips up into the glass roof, shattering it, causing all the little bitty pieces to slice Marlene to bits.

3 categories : Death Trap, Projectile, Slashed

Please register in our forums to rate our writeups - it's free!

Other Death Reviews for Hand that Rocks the Cradle, The (1992)

Marlene Craven (Julianne Moore)
Peyton Flanders (Rebecca De Mornay)

Last Updated: 2nd Jun 2008
Number of views for this review since 30th May 2008: 4685
This review has 4 comments. Reply to the comments
Comment 1 by 'Matt' (reply to this comment)
You've got the killer as 'Payton', rather than Peyton in the rest of the write-up.
Comment 2 by 'A Alcott' (reply to this comment)
I thought I put Peyton in 'Killer Actor' maybe it was changed?
Comment 3 by 'Mr Mouseburger' (reply to this comment)
Yes, you did put Peyton, it was my typo...amended
Comment 4 by 'RM' (reply to this comment)
I could not stand the character Marlene. She was a rather arrogant, obnoxious and abrasive Bitch who was married to a poor sap who appeared to be a milquetoast (Yeah, I got the impression that Marlene wore the pants in that marriage). I found it hard to believe that Matt and Marlene were old friends because they had nothing in common. For one thing, Matt was a nice guy and a warm hearted human being, which is more than can be said for Marlene the Bitch. I did not shed any tears when Marlene walked into the greenhouse and got killed when the glass roof collapsed and landed on her. Good riddance to that bitch