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Fright (1971)

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Young babysitter Amanda arrives at the Lloyd residence to spend the evening looking after their young son. Soon after the Lloyds leave, a series of frightening occurrences in the gloomy old... See full summary »

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Helen
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Amanda
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Brian
John Gregson ...
Dr. Cordell
George Cole ...
Jim
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Chris
Tara Collinson ...
Tara
Maurice Kaufmann ...
Inspector
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Constable (as Roger Lloyd-Pack)
Michael Brennan ...
Sergeant
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Dr. Peter Tompson (archive footage)
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Young babysitter Amanda arrives at the Lloyd residence to spend the evening looking after their young son. Soon after the Lloyds leave, a series of frightening occurrences in the gloomy old house have Amanda's nerves on edge. The real terror begins, however, when the child's biological father appears after recently escaping from a nearby mental institution. Written by Kevin Steinhauer <K.Steinhauer@BoM.GOV.AU>

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The scream you can hear is your own

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30 May 1972 (USA)  »

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I'm Alone and I'm Scared  »

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Trivia

The film was originally released in America on double bill with the film The Sorcerers (1967), which also featured actress Susan George. See more »

Goofs

When Amanda walks out the door into the yard she is frightened by clothing which hits her in the face from a spinning clothesline. In a subsequent shot we see the back door & clothesline positions in relation to each other. It would be highly unlikely and next to impossible that somebody exiting the door would not notice the white clothes on a spinning clothesline and avoid them instead of walking into the path of the clothes. See more »

Quotes

Inspector: How do you spell that word, "psychotic"?
Dr. Cordell: You may have to spell it M-U-R-D-E-R, murder, if you don't get someone over there quickly!
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Remade as Anguish (1976) See more »

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Ladybird
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Music by Harry Robertson
Lyrics by Bob Barratt
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British horror flick
25 September 1999 | by (Brighton, England) – See all my reviews

This is a fairly interesting picture with lots of British faces and a gorgeous young Susan George playing the babysitter. Ian Bannen's acting doesn't bear close inspection at the best of times, but here his characterisation seems appropriate. This is a seventies film so flares are much in evidence and Dennis Waterman has some wicked side burns. Also check out the amusing restaurant scene where diners in velvet dinner-wear are grooving and shimmering to a guy playing a jazzy number on a Hammond organ. Overall though, an interesting yarn.


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