Beware My Brethren (1972)
"The Fiend" (original title)

R  |   |  Horror  |  May 1972 (UK)
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Led by a sinister minister, a controlling religious sect called the Brethren has taken control of widow Birdy Wemys, sending her unstable son, Kenny, into a spiraling descent into madness ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ann Todd ...
Birdy Wemys
Patrick Magee ...
Tony Beckley ...
Kenny Wemys
Madeleine Hinde ...
Brigitte Lynch
Suzanna Leigh ...
Paddy Lynch
David Lodge ...
C.I.D. Inspector
Ronald Allen ...
Maxine Barrie ...
Jeannette Wild ...
Diana Chappell ...
Poolside girl
Susanna East ...
Teenage girl
Hani Borelle ...
Riverside girl
Ian Kiddy ...
Baptised boy
Dee Shenderey ...
Congregation member (as Dee Shenderry)


Led by a sinister minister, a controlling religious sect called the Brethren has taken control of widow Birdy Wemys, sending her unstable son, Kenny, into a spiraling descent into madness and murder. No woman is safe when Kenny's religious mania overpowers him and leads to a rampage of carnage and chaos! Written by Ørnås

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At the beginning of the movie when the young boy is baptized, the boy is placed inside the baptismal pool. However during one shot of the congregation shouting, he is shown completely dry, back on his pew and seconds again later he is sat in the baptismal pool. See more »


References The Horror of Frankenstein (1970) See more »


We Are One
Music by Richard Kerr
Lyrics by Joan Maitland
Sung by Richard Kerr & Maxine Barrie
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If you like horror ... avoid this one!
14 September 2004 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

Do you like horror? Yes? Good ... well, then I advise you to avoid this one and if you ever see it in the videostore, leave it peacefully on its shelf. Do you like splatter or gore? Avoid it, there's no single gory effect. Unless you consider amateuristic filmed murder scenes as splatter. Do you like horror with some laughs? Avoid it, because there's nothing to laugh about (no, more to cry about!) Do you like decent Amicus or Hammer productions, with charismatic actors like Cushing or Lee? Avoid it, because the story line is sooo boring, almost nothing happens and nobody can act. All the characters are very lame (annoying mother, annoying priest, annoying murderer) and I really had to keep myself awake and sit through this piece of crap. Even that other bad movie "The Beast From The Cellar" is better then this one. Ladies and gentlemen, AVOID this one. A movie that shows you how paint is drying, is much more exciting!

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