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(1971)

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Actress Honor Blackman admitted that despite the fact that she knew star Ian Bannen before this film, she was genuinely frightened of him during his intense performance.
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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.
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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 physical 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.
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The Last feature film of John Gregson.
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The child that plays Tara was actually director Peter Collinson's son. His characters name in the film was the child's real name.
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The film was originally released in America on double bill with the film The Sorcerers (1967), which also featured actress Susan George.
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In an issue of Photoplay George Cole recalled how he had first met Dennis Waterman on the set of Minder (1979). Waterman later corrected him by reminding him that he had once stepped over his dead body in this movie 8 years earlier.
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