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Director:
Writers:
Richard Matheson (screenplay)
Anne Blaisdell (novel)
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Release Date:
21 March 1965 (UK) See more »
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She's One Mean Mother-in-Law! See more »
Plot:
A young woman is terrorized by her fiance's demented mother who blames her for her son's death. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Insanity and Religious Fanaticism See more (42 total) »

Cast

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Tallulah Bankhead ... Mrs. Trefoile

Stefanie Powers ... Patricia Carroll

Peter Vaughan ... Harry
Maurice Kaufmann ... Alan Glentower
Yootha Joyce ... Anna

Donald Sutherland ... Joseph
Gwendolyn Watts ... Gloria
Robert Dorning ... Ormsby
Philip Gilbert ... Oscar
Winifred Dennis ... Shopkeeper
Diana King ... Woman Shopper
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Henry McGee ... Rector (uncredited)
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Directed by
Silvio Narizzano 
 
Writing credits
Richard Matheson (screenplay)

Anne Blaisdell (novel "Nightmare")

Produced by
Anthony Hinds .... producer
 
Original Music by
Wilfred Josephs 
 
Cinematography by
Arthur Ibbetson (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
John Dunsford 
 
Production Design by
Peter Proud 
 
Makeup Department
Olga Angelinetta .... hair stylist
Roy Ashton .... makeup artist
Richard Mills .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
George Fowler .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Claude Watson .... assistant director
Peter Beale .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Stuart Black .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Nigel Wooll .... third assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Roy Hyde .... sound editor
Ken Rawkins .... sound recordist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Paul Wilson .... camera operator
Tom Edwards .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mary Gibson .... wardrobe mistress
 
Editorial Department
James Needs .... supervising editor
 
Music Department
Philip Martell .... musical supervisor
 
Other crew
Renée Glynne .... continuity (as Renee Glynne)
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Fanatic" - UK (original title)
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Runtime:
Australia:95 min | USA:97 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Certification:
Australia:M | Finland:(Banned) (1965) | Netherlands:16 (1966) | Portugal:M/12 | Sweden:15 | UK:15 (DVD rating) | UK:X (original rating) | USA:Unrated | USA:TV-14 | West Germany:18

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Trivia:
The producers considered replacing Tallulah Bankhead during filming when she became ill and was unable to work. However, Bankhead put up her salary for the film as a guarantee she'd finish if she wouldn't be replaced.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Patricia is first locked into her room, she tries to open the door, jiggling the handle, and we see a slender gold bracelet on her right wrist. However, the next time she tries the door a few moments later, the bracelet is gone, and we find it is on the left wrist, where it remains.See more »
Quotes:
Mrs. Trefoile:Do you attend church regularly?
Pat Carroll:Well, not too regularly.
[Mrs. Trefoile looks shocked]
Pat Carroll:Not as often as I'd like.
Mrs. Trefoile:Not as often as you'd like? What a strange thing to say! If you like going to church, why do you not attend regularly?
Pat Carroll:Well, I mean, often there isn't time.
Mrs. Trefoile:Not time for prayer? Not time to sing the praises of the Lord? One's duty to the Lord must take precedence, must it not? Patricia, I'm surprised at you!
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Why was the title changed from 'Nightmare' to 'Fanatic' and again to 'Die! Die! My Darling!'?
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18 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Insanity and Religious Fanaticism, 10 June 2007
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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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