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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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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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In an interview with star Honor Blackman she said that she feared the young child in the film would have damaging repercussions from having been in scenes with intense violence. She said that there was no psychical danger at all, as the 'shard of mirror glass' was really a fake prop, but worried the sheer intensity of the actors would be disturbing to the child. See more »

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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 »

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Inspector: How do you spell that word, "psychotic"?
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A genuine horror film, absolutely shattering.
30 August 1999 | by (London) – See all my reviews

There's certainly no time wasted starting the scares in this film. From the opening few seconds the atmosphere is rife with nastiness, and the amazing direction and camerawork are so good you feel like you are being bodily forced into a nightmare, such is the power of the filmmaking. Susan George is simply superb as Amanda, a fine performance that moves from edginess and distress to total hysteria. The house is well chosen, being dull and creaky but not ludicrously so, and the baby is a joy to behold. Ian Bannen contributes a genuinely unhinged turn as the madman and the scenes of sexual and physical violence are unbelieveably strong for the period. Fright may be seen exemplifying the nasty exploitation movie that began to infest British cinema in the early 70s as censorship laws were relaxed. It is true that the film is nasty and throws everything and the kitchen sink into its witches brew to provoke distress in the viewer. However, by the same token it can be seen as one of the rare example of pure, unhindered terror in cinema, where the characters are offered no hope, no salvation, no happy endings. By those standards, as an insight into a waking nightmare, it is one of the finest examples ever made. Peter Collinson is a director who never was appreciated enough in his lifetime; even his most popular movie, The Italian Job really only achieved classic status in the 1990s. In Fright he really proves himself as a director, and as a master of the camera, which he uses to create a gallery of some of the most bizarre and distubing shots to be found in the genre. If you want to be pleasantly frightened, this is maybe not the film to watch, but for genuine evil few films have captured it better.


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