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Psychomania
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Release Date:
January 1974 (USA) See more »
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Seven Suicides - and they roared back as The Living Dead. See more »
Plot:
A gang of young people call themselves the Living Dead. They terrorize the population from their small town... See more » | Add synopsis »
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What does the title have to do with the film? Who knows! See more (63 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

George Sanders ... Shadwell

Beryl Reid ... Mrs. Latham
Nicky Henson ... Tom Latham

Mary Larkin ... Abby Holman
Roy Holder ... Bertram

Robert Hardy ... Chief Inspector Hesseltine
Patrick Holt ... Sergeant
Denis Gilmore ... Hatchet
Ann Michelle ... Jane Pettibone
Miles Greenwood ... Chopped Meat
Peter Whitting ... Gash
June Brown ... Mrs. Pettibone
Lane Meddick ... Mr. Pettibone
Rocky Taylor ... Hinky
Alan Bennion ... Constable

John Levene ... Constable
Jacki Webb ... Mother
David Millett ... Father
Linda Gray ... Grandmother
Andrew Laurence ... Grandfather
Roy Evans ... Motorist

Bill Pertwee ... Publican

Seretta Wilson ... Stella
Denis Carey ... Coroner's Assistant
Stanley Stewart ... Petrol Pump Attendent
Ann Murray ... Motorist's Wife
Fiona Kendall ... Monica
Ernest C. Jennings ... Blind Man
Martin Boddey ... Coroner

Heather Wright ... Girl with Parcel
Penny Leatherbarrow ... Woman in Police Station
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marc Boyle ... Riding the motor-cycles (uncredited)
Jack Cooper ... Riding the motor-cycles (uncredited)
Cliff Diggins ... Riding the motor-cycles (uncredited)
Romo Gorrara ... Riding the motor-cycles (uncredited)
James Payne ... Police Photographer (uncredited)
Roy Scammell ... Riding the motor-cycles (uncredited)
Jack Silk ... Riding the motor-cycles (uncredited)
Jeff Silk ... Riding the motor-cycles (uncredited)
John Tatum ... Crime Scene Spectator (uncredited)
Larry Taylor ... Lorry Driver (uncredited)

Directed by
Don Sharp 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Arnaud d'Usseau 
Julian Zimet  (as Julian Halevy)

Produced by
Andrew Donally .... producer
 
Original Music by
John Cameron 
 
Cinematography by
Ted Moore 
 
Film Editing by
Richard Best 
 
Art Direction by
Maurice Carter 
 
Set Decoration by
Andrew Campbell 
 
Costume Design by
Jean Fairlie 
 
Makeup Department
Susie Hill .... hair stylist
Neville Smallwood .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Frank Bevis .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Barry Langley .... assistant director
Brian Bilgorri .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Buster Ambler .... sound recordist
Bob Jones .... sound recordist
Colin Miller .... sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Pat Moore .... special effects (as Patrick Moore)
 
Stunts
Gerry Crampton .... stunt coordinator
Cliff Deakins .... stunts
Jack Cooper .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Jack Silk .... stunt driver (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bob Kindred .... camera operator
Mike Roberts .... focus puller (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jean Fairlie .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Music Department
John Cameron .... conductor
 
Other crew
Phyllis Townshend .... continuity
James Payne .... stand-in (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Psychomania" - UK (original title)
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Runtime:
85 min | UK:90 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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Trivia:
For the shot where Tom rides through the brick wall on his motorcycle, a wall was built of Styrofoam and painted to look like brick. When the stunt was first performed with the fake wall, the motorcycle shot through the structure but the rider was knocked off the cycle.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Tom drives his bike through the wall, the wall breaks. However in the next shot you can see the wall behind him completely unbrokenSee more »
Quotes:
Chief Inspector Hesseltine:From the look of those skidmarks, something must have forced him over. Did you get anything out of the witnesses?
Sergeant:Yes sir. Exactly the same story from all of them. Two motorcyclists jabbing at his tyre with a knife.
Chief Inspector Hesseltine:Any identification?
Sergeant:Yeah, The Living Dead again.
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Soundtrack:
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17 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
What does the title have to do with the film? Who knows!, 20 August 2004
Author: Adrian Smith (trouserpress) from Eastbourne, England

I've just watched this great film, and I just can't believe I haven't watched it sooner. What a movie! It's got everything a great seventies horror should have - groovy music (very reminiscent of Air's soundtrack for The Virgin Suicides), a well-spoken biker gang, hilarious suicide attempts, the living dead, as well as a bizarre occult fascination with frogs. Or were they toads? Who cares. It's a great film anyway, and I was pleasantly suprised at it's total lack of sex and gore. It just goes to show that you can have an entertaining horror film without resorting to exploitation.

And as for suprise endings, well, you'll never see this one coming, I promise you!

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