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A Taste of Evil (1971)

TV Movie  -   -  Horror | Thriller  -  12 October 1971 (USA)
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On her way home from a stay at a mental institution after a traumatic rape, a woman realizes that someone is deliberately trying to drive her insane.

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On her way home from a stay at a mental institution after a traumatic rape, a woman realizes that someone is deliberately trying to drive her insane. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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What happened to little Susan was so horrible, she's been away for seven years. Now she's back...and so is the horror.

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Der Hauch des Bösen  »

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Writer Jimmy Sangster says on the audio commentary for the Anchor Bay DVD of The Horror of Frankenstein (1970) that producer Aaron Spelling thought "A Taste of Evil" was awfully similar to the earlier Sangster-scripted Scream of Fear (1961), a.k.a. "Scram of Fear". Sangster basically admitted that it was the same script, with characters and settings changed to American ones. See more »

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Barbara Stanwyck's hair is not getting wet when she is running around in the rain with the shotgun; but when she returns inside the house, it is suddenly wet---and even wetter in the next scene before she returns outside, where it is dry again. See more »

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Very Rare Made For T.V. Gem 1971
1 June 2000 | by (Beyond the Jundland Wastes,Tatooine) – See all my reviews

I was finally lucky enough to find an excellent copy of this film. I fell asleep watching this movie late one night and woke up assuming I would one day get the opportunity to see it again. Sure,they will show it again,it was a great movie. Eleven years later I found it. Very few people seem to know about this film,it is indeed one of the hardest to find. It was produced by Aaron Spelling,back when he was young and still had some good ideas. Barbra Stanwyck and Roddy McDowell star in this chilling sleeper about a woman who return home to a country estate after spending years in a mental institution after being abducted there as a child. Some truly scary scenes with some great plot twists that always keep you guessing. Atmospheric and very strong for television in those days,maybe thats why it has been forgotten but that's exactly why it should have a strong cult following but as you can see by the reviews(or lack thereof)it seems pretty lost. I'm pretty picky when it comes to movies and I would highly recommend it to any horror/suspense/mystery buff. Two scenes that stuck with me all those years were the shadowy figure entering the child's playhouse and the main character looking out a second story window and seeing someone standing on the lawn watching her on a dark and windy night. That's what it's all about! They were still as I remembered them all those years ago. Alot like a Kubrick image,these never left. GET A COPY IF YOU CAN!


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