Freddie, a socially withdrawn bank clerk and butterfly collector, decides to expand to collecting human specimens. That's where art student Miranda Grey comes in. Miranda matches wits with Freddie the icy psychopath. Written by
Almost a love story
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Did You Know?
For the sequence in which Freddie drags Miranda through the rain, William Wyler
had prop men throw buckets of water over Samantha Eggar
without warning between takes. Eggar later spoke of how Wyler succeeded in making her feel "defenseless," hence deepening her performance. See more
Where Freddie returns from the hospital, we can see the numbers from Miranda's calender on the wall in several shots. She had painted over the numbers to mark the passing of time earlier in the film. See more
There'd be a blooming lot more of this sort of thing, if more people had the time and the money.
Referenced in The Silence of the Lambs