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Fright (1971)

 -  Thriller  -  30 May 1972 (USA)
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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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The scream you can hear is your own

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I'm Alone and I'm Scared  »

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Trivia

Among horror fans this film is considered the first film to come up with the popular horror convention of a lone babysitter terrorized by a psychotic murderer. See more »

Goofs

At the house it is always dark (night-time) but when Helen and Jim rush from the pub to the house there is daylight. 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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Connections

Remade as Trick or Treats (1982) See more »

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Ladybird
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Music by Harry Robertson
Lyrics by Bob Barratt
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6 January 2004 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

While this British horror movie has a good premise and some good ideas, it overall doesn't work. There are a number of minor nitpicks, like some really stupid actions by several characters, but I believe the main problem is when Bannen's character enters the movie. Coming across like Anthony Newley, Bannen is too hammy in the role, alternately overacting and being too "nice" in his delivery to be considered menacing. Perhaps the British filmmakers - who were still confined by some draconian censorship laws at this time - were too afraid to go all out, and be *really* nasty and scary. Had the movie been made by Americans or Italians, it may have fulfilled its potential. Still, may very well have influenced filmmakers several years afterwards, quite possibly WHEN A STRANGER CALLS (even though that movie was rooted in an old urban legend.)


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