MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 8,486 this week

Hysteria (1965)

 -  Mystery | Thriller  -  April 1965 (USA)
5.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.8/10 from 362 users  
Reviews: 18 user | 15 critic

An American wakes up in an English hospital unable to remember anything of his life before a recent car accident. With only a photograph torn from a newspaper to guide him, and an unknown ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $14.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 21 titles
created 27 Oct 2010
 
a list of 955 titles
created 12 Mar 2012
 
a list of 918 titles
created 10 May 2012
 
a list of 4376 titles
created 15 Jan 2013
 
a list of 48 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Hysteria" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Hysteria (1965)

Hysteria (1965) on IMDb 5.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Hysteria.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Snorkel (1958)
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Although the police have termed her mother's death a suicide, a teenage girl believes her step-father murdered her.

Director: Guy Green
Stars: Peter van Eyck, Betta St. John, Mandy Miller
Comedy | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Three sons who work in the family construction business help their overbearing mother celebrate her anniversary to her late husband.

Director: Roy Ward Baker
Stars: Bette Davis, Sheila Hancock, Jack Hedley
Adventure | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In this engaging costume melodrama of skulduggery on the low seas set back in the 18th-century, the Royal Crown suspects a bit of smuggling is going on in this locale, and they send Captain... See full summary »

Director: Peter Graham Scott
Stars: Peter Cushing, Yvonne Romain, Patrick Allen
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  

Trouble strikes when an exhausted pop singer, sent on a vacation to a farm, realizes that the farm's owner grows deadly bees.

Director: Freddie Francis
Stars: Suzanna Leigh, Frank Finlay, Guy Doleman
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Five strangers board a train and are joined by a mysterious fortune teller who offers to read their Tarot cards. Five separate stories unfold: An architect returns to his ancestoral home to... See full summary »

Director: Freddie Francis
Stars: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Roy Castle
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A timid, withdrawn woman meets a man she believes is finally the love of her life, unaware that he is a vicious serial killer.

Director: Peter Collinson
Stars: Rita Tushingham, Shane Briant, James Bolam
The Ghoul (1975)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Peter Cushing stars as a former priest who harbors a dark and horrible secret in his attic. The locked room serves as a prison cell for his crazed, cannibalistic adult son, who acquired his... See full summary »

Director: Freddie Francis
Stars: Peter Cushing, John Hurt, Alexandra Bastedo
Craze (1974)
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A nutty antiques dealer starts to sacrifice women to an African idol.

Director: Freddie Francis
Stars: Jack Palance, Diana Dors, Julie Ege
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

An American actress inherits a castle in Transylvania. What she doesn't know is that her ancestor, the Baroness Catali, was in actuality a vampire countess, and emerges from her tomb to ravage the nearby village and Catholic seminary.

Director: Freddie Francis
Stars: Pia Degermark, Thomas Hunter, Yvor Murillo
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

An US airman stationed in the UK strikes down his commanding officer. Believing he killed him, the airman goes on the run with a girl. They run into a couple that looks like them and a mix up happens.

Director: Freddie Francis
Stars: George Chakiris, Janette Scott, Alfred Lynch
Comedy | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

An American who sells cars in England receives a mysterious invitation from an old, eccentric millionaire to visit his house in which he lives with his twin brother.

Director: William Castle
Stars: Tom Poston, Robert Morley, Janette Scott
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Four men who were involved in the investigation of a German millionaire at the end of WW II are found murdered with tiny dolls left next to their corpses.

Director: Freddie Francis
Stars: Patrick Wymark, Margaret Johnston, John Standing
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Chris Smith
Anthony Newlands ...
Dr. Keller
Jennifer Jayne ...
Gina McConnell
Maurice Denham ...
Hemmings
Lelia Goldoni ...
Denise James
Peter Woodthorpe ...
Marcus Allan
Sandra Boize ...
English Girl
...
French Girl
John Arnatt ...
Mr. James
Marianne Stone ...
Marcus Allan's Secretary - Miss Grogan
Irene Richmond ...
Mrs. Keller
Kiwi Kingston ...
French Girl's Husband
Edit

Storyline

An American wakes up in an English hospital unable to remember anything of his life before a recent car accident. With only a photograph torn from a newspaper to guide him, and an unknown benefactor, he attempts to unravel what looks increasingly like a bizarre murder. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

TERRIFYING SUSPENSE ...it will shock you out of your seat!

Genres:

Mystery | Thriller

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

April 1965 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Histeria  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Both Lelia Goldoni and Sue Lloyd are dubbed. See more »

Goofs

The elevator buttons at Smith's luxury apartment building show the 7th floor being the top, but in the external shots it's obvious the building has more than seven floors. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Popcorn (1991) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Clever little mystery flick from Hammer studios!
1 June 2006 | by (Beverley Hills, England) – See all my reviews

Hammer studios are best known for their campy horror efforts such as the Frankenstein and Dracula series', but in the mid-sixties they also produced a number of satisfying little thrillers (mostly directed by Freddie Francis) and this film belongs to that side of the studio's output. The film is not as appealing as Francis' earlier Paranoiac, but Hysteria works primarily because of the swinging sixties atmosphere and the mysterious plot, which is played to the maximum and finishes with a great twisted climax. It's amazing that this film was produced by Hammer studios, as it feels much more like a Hitchcockian mystery/film noir than anything else that the studio produced. The plot follows an American who wakes up in an English hospital, unable to recall what has happened to him and how he got there. All we know about the man is that he was involved in a car accident, and he has a mysterious benefactor who's paying all of his hospital bills and has paid for a penthouse suite for him to stay in upon his release. His only real link to his past is a newspaper cut-out of a mysterious French model...

It's obvious that this film was an attempt to mimic the successful American mystery movies of the sixties. Robert Webber's suave performance isn't a world away from Cary Grant, while Lelia Goldoni does her best Audrey Hepburn impression, and actually does rather well with it. Hammer films are distinctly English, but despite being set in the home nation; this one feels more like an American film overall. Of course, the lead character's accent helps this greatly. The film may be a disappointment to die-hard Hammer fans who prefer the colourful imagery of their most successful horror films, but Hysteria is good because it shows that the studio have some diversity. Freddie Francis was certainly one of Hammer's most capable directors, and in his hands this story is allowed to show some characterisation and present a good mystery. Hysteria keeps its audience on the edge of their seat throughout, and manages to deliver just the right amount of humour to be funny, without taking anything away from the mystery. The conclusion is well worked and makes sense, and overall; although this isn't a classic Hammer film, it's certainly a very good one!


20 of 20 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Any info on a DVD release? onnanob2
Hard to find irwin2
Discuss Hysteria (1965) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?