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Wake In Fright is a terrifying horror film from 1971 starring Donald Pleasance and directed by Ted Kotcheff (First Blood, Weekend At Bernies, North Dallas Forty) . Never heard of it? You’ll be hearing a lot about it soon. Wake In Fright  opens theatrically in New York on October 5 at The Film Forum (NYC), October 19 at The Nuart (La) and will have a national release to follow in major cities after screening at Fantastic Fest 2012 next week (Drafthouse Films).  Wake In Fright was based on Kenneth Cook’s 1961 novel Wake in Fright. Gary Bond plays a naive young Australian teacher who is tragically unprepared for his new position in the outback. The community he has been sent to is populated almost exclusively by amoral, primitive toughs, more interested in slaughtering kangaroos and sexual carousing than in such niceties as education or propriety. The methodical shattering of Bond’s dearly held values »

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