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Die! Die! My Darling! (1965)

Fanatic (original title)
Unrated | | Horror, Thriller | 21 March 1965 (UK)
A young woman is terrorized by her deceased fiancé's demented mother who blames her for her son's death.

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Mrs. Trefoile
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Patricia Carroll
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Harry
Maurice Kaufmann ...
Alan Glentower
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Anna
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Joseph
Gwendolyn Watts ...
Gloria
Robert Dorning ...
Ormsby
Philip Gilbert ...
Oscar
Winifred Dennis ...
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Diana King ...
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Patricia Carroll arrives in London to get married with her fiancé Alan Glentower. However, the stubborn Pat decides to pay a visit in the country to Mrs. Trefoile, the mother of her former fiancé Stephen, who died in a car accident. Once there, the religious fanatic Mrs. Trefoile insists to Pat to stay overnight to go to the mass on the next morning. After going to the church, the naive Pat tells Mrs. Trefoile that she was not going to marry Stephen, triggering her insanity. Mrs. Trefoile abducts Pat to purify her sins and make her pure for her beloved son. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The ultimate in SHEAR SHOCK! See more »

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Horror | Thriller

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Die! Die! My Darling!  »

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Trivia

A rivalry between Tallulah Bankhead and Stefanie Powers was fabricated by the press to boost interest in the movie. In real life they got along well and their friendship continued after filming wrapped. See more »

Goofs

When Patricia finally gets fed her oatmeal, the bowl she has is actually empty but she's pretending to eat from it. See more »

Quotes

Pat Carroll: Yes, I wondered if you might have a mirror I could ...
Mrs. Trefoile: A mirror? Is it to adorn yourself, to observe yourself? Mirrors are not but tools of vanity, Patricia - I know! Vanity - sensuality, Patricia! The Bible speaks of our vile bodies.
Pat Carroll: Oh.
Mrs. Trefoile: I knew you would understand.
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Featured in The World of Hammer: Wicked Women (1994) See more »

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Insanity and Religious Fanaticism
10 June 2007 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

The spoiled Patricia Carroll (Stephanie Powers) arrives in London to get married with her fiancé Alan Glentower (Maurice Kaufmann). However, the stubborn Pat decides to pay a visit in the country to Mrs. Trefoile (Tallulah Bankhead), the mother of her former fiancé Stephen, who died in a car accident. Once there, the religious fanatic Mrs. Trefoile insists to Pat to stay overnight to go to the mass on the next morning. After going to the church, the naive Pat tells Mrs. Trefoile that she was not going to marry Stephen, triggering her insanity. Mrs. Trefoile abducts Pat to purify her sins and make her pure for her beloved son.

"Fanatic" is a typical production of Hammer: a low-budget movie supported by a great and creepy screenplay and excellent performances. The story is from the same year of "The Collector" (1965) and in both a beautiful young woman is kidnapped, but for different reasons. Tallulah Bankhead is amazing in the role of a deranged and hypocrite religious fanatic, and Stephanie Powers gives credibility with her spoiled character that chooses the wrong words and attitudes in every situation. Unfortunately, the conclusion is commercial and predictable, but could be darker and darker. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Fanatismo Macabro" ("Macabre Fanaticism")


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