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Cover Up (1974)

Frightmare (original title)
R | | Horror | July 1975 (USA)
Edmund and Dorothy Yates are freed after fifteen years in an asylum. Edmund covers up for his wife who is a murderer and a cannibal and Dorothy's daughter Debbie and stepdaughter Jackie, ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rupert Davies ...
Edmund Yates
Sheila Keith ...
Dorothy Yates
Deborah Fairfax ...
Jackie
Paul Greenwood ...
Graham
Kim Butcher ...
Debbie
Fiona Curzon ...
Merle
John Yule ...
Robin (as Jon Yule)
Trisha Mortimer ...
Lillian (as Tricia Mortimer)
Victoria Fairbrother ...
Delia (as Pamela Farbrother)
Edward Kalinski ...
Alec
Victor Winding ...
Detective Inspector
Anthony Hennessey ...
Detective Sergeant
Noel Johnson ...
The Judge
Michael Sharvell-Martin ...
Barman
Tommy Wright ...
Nightclub Manager
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Storyline

Edmund and Dorothy Yates are freed after fifteen years in an asylum. Edmund covers up for his wife who is a murderer and a cannibal and Dorothy's daughter Debbie and stepdaughter Jackie, who live apart from them, may or may not have inherited her appetites. Dorothy has started to kill again... Written by Gary Couzens <gjcouzens@btinternet.com>

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Trivia

The Tarot card Graham holds in his hand is "Knight of Pentacles". See more »

Goofs

When Jackie drives to her father and stepmother's house, she sits on the right-hand side of the car (as is normal in the UK). But when she drives back, the footage is the exact mirror of the drive there, with her sitting on the left. See more »

Quotes

Edmund Yates: They said she was well again! They said she was well...
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Referenced in The Big Box: Seven Doors of Death (2009) See more »

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A frightmarishly horror of frightmarish real proportions
12 April 2013 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Considering it's subject matter of unreformed mother cannibal, played again such incredible menace by British horror icon, Sheila Keith, this is what half makes it a disturbingly real horror. Hubby who covers up for her again, after they both did a 15 year stint in prison mother, brings the older daughter into the picture with dad, confessing to her that mummy's up to her old tricks again. What's chillingly good about Frightmare is how it pans out, out in the end. The younger sister, a rebellious uncontrollable sort, who hangs out with bikers, is partied not just to a serious incident, where her and her mates bash a guy half to death, that brings the attention of the police, who she fears not, but her families despicable acts which provides another shocking element to this well made British thriller. Keith's performance is enough to send chills down anyone's spine, for starters in this chiller. The film opens surprisingly in a black and white shot, in a fairground, where in her little caravan, Keith is seen reading fortunes, a creepy fortune teller at that. The older sister despises her. She's the total opposite of her younger Sis. Her boyfriend, who's in the field of psychiatry or psychology, even recommends himself, as the one to go over and have a chat with the young one. This horror has suspense at many corners, you so fear for the innocent ones, who you so not want to get caught up in the atrocity. A dark deeply disturbed horror, you may find it hard to contain yourselves, in part.


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