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Writer:
Jimmy Sangster (written by)
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Release Date:
17 June 1964 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
THREE SHOCKING MURDERS...did she DREAM them? ...or DO them? See more »
Plot:
Janet is a young student at a private school; her nights are troubled by horrible dreams in which she sees her mother... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
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A pretty good chiller from Hammer See more (19 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
David Knight ... Henry Baxter
Moira Redmond ... Grace Maddox

Jennie Linden ... Janet
Brenda Bruce ... Mary Lewis
George A. Cooper ... John
Clytie Jessop ... Woman in White
Irene Richmond ... Mrs. Gibbs
John Welsh ... Doctor
Timothy Bateson ... Barman
Elizabeth Dear ... Janet as a Child
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Isla Cameron ... Mother (uncredited)
Julie Samuel ... Maid (uncredited)
Hedger Wallace ... Sir Dudley (uncredited)
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Directed by
Freddie Francis 
 
Writing credits
Jimmy Sangster (written by)

Produced by
Jimmy Sangster .... producer
 
Original Music by
Don Banks 
 
Cinematography by
John Wilcox 
 
Production Design by
Bernard Robinson 
 
Art Direction by
Don Mingaye 
 
Makeup Department
Roy Ashton .... makeup artist
Frieda Steiger .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Don Weeks .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Douglas Hermes .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Eric Hillier .... prop buyer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Jim Groom .... sound editor
Ken Rawkins .... sound recordist
Jim Perry .... boom operator (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Les Bowie .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ronnie Maasz .... camera operator
Geoff Glover .... focus puller (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rosemary Burrows .... wardrobe mistress
 
Editorial Department
James Needs .... supervising editor
 
Music Department
John Hollingsworth .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Pauline Harlow .... continuity (as Pauline Wise)
 
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Runtime:
USA:83 min
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Aspect Ratio:
2.55 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
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The BFI has the only 35mm print in the UK.See more »
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Remake of Pesadilla (1963)See more »

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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
A pretty good chiller from Hammer, 13 December 2005
Author: Wayne Malin (wwaayynnee51@hotmail.com) from United States

Young Janet (Jennie Linden) saw her insane mother stab her father to death when she was a little girl. Years later she's still traumatized by it and is afraid she'll become insane like her mother. Her guardian Henry (David Knight) and nurse Grace (Moira Redmond) try to help her but she starts going mad...

This turns out to be nothing more than a reworking of the French film "Diabolique"--but it's pretty good. I have to admit I was actually surprised by one or two events that I should have seen coming. The film is shot in moody black & white (and Hammerscope) which helps immensely. Also there are good performances--especially by Knight and Redmond. This was a strange movie for Hammer--it wasn't shot in color and had no monsters. Still it works. Recommended. I give it a 7.

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