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Mary Lewis
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Janet is a young student at a private school; her nights are troubled by horrible dreams in which she sees her mother, who is in fact locked in an insane asylum, haunting her. Expelled because of her persistent nightmares, Janet is sent home where the nightmares continue. Written by Wheeler Winston Dixon

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17 June 1964 (USA)  »

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Cilada Diabólica  »

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Jennie Linden was 11th hour casting choice replacing Julie Christie, who dropped out to do John Schlesinger's "Billy Liar.". See more »

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Eerie and memorable chiller!
25 December 2003 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I first saw this little seen and somehow very memorable film, when I was around thirteen or so. The opening asylum and subsequent 'corridor' scenes quite petrified me at the time. Viewing it now, it still sends a chill down the spine! it is a superbly photographed film, the crisp black and white images and contrast augment the 'in the shadows' feel of the film. The stunning outdoor scenes were shot over the freezing British winter of 1962-63. The scenes where Janet is trapped with her Mother are truly chilling and the suspense rarely lets up from there. The outstanding cinematography of this film deserves it to be watched in a darkened room... Do not miss.


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