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Inn of the Frightened People (1971)

Revenge (original title)
PG | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | March 1976 (USA)
A family plots to take its revenge on the man who raped and murdered their daughter.



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Complete credited cast:
Carol Radford
James Booth ...
Jim Radford
Kenneth Griffith ...
Tom Marshall ...
Lee Radford
Zuleika Robson ...
Jill Radford
Donald Morley ...
Barry Andrews ...
Artro Morris ...
Patrick McAlinney ...
Angus MacKay ...
Brewery Driver, Fred
Nicola Critcher ...


After returning home from the funeral of their youngest daughter, who was brutally raped and murdered, a family tries desperately to put the tragedy behind them. After discovering that the man suspected of the crime has been released by police due to lack of evidence, and with the help of a friend whose daughter was also killed by the suspect, a plan is hatched to "teach the guy a lesson". Unfortunately the plan is ill conceived and hastily executed with unexpected and disasterous results for all concerned. Written by Kevin Steinhauer <K.Steinhauer@BoM.GOV.AU>

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You may never dare go in the basement again! See more »


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March 1976 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Behind the Cellar Door  »

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Well done, but pretty unpleasant.
5 November 2000 | by (cincinnati, ohio) – See all my reviews

Joan Collins stars in this well-crafted British suspense-drama about a grieving family who take the law into their own hands and seek revenge on the man who raped and murdered their young daughter. Sidney Hayers' direction is smooth, the cast(particularly Collins and James Booth) is terrific, and there are some effective shock and suspense sequences, but it's all been done before, and it's pretty dreary and unpleasant stuff.

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