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Frightmare
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Writers:
David McGillivray (screenplay)
Pete Walker (original story)
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Release Date:
July 1975 (USA) See more »
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Worse than your most shocking nightmare! See more »
Plot:
Edmund and Dorothy Yates are freed after fifteen years in an asylum. Edmund covers up for his wife who... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

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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
Edward Kalinski ... Alec
Victor Winding ... Detective Inspector
Anthony Hennessey ... Detective Sergeant
Noel Johnson ... The Judge
Michael Sharvell-Martin ... Barman
Tommy Wright ... Nightclub Manager

Andrew Sachs ... Barry Nichols
Nicholas John ... Peter
Jack Dagmar ... Old Man

Leo Genn ... Dr. Lytell
Gerald Flood ... Matthew Laurence
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bill Barnsley ... Patrolmen (uncredited)
L.W. Clarke ... Patrolman (uncredited)
David McGillivray ... Doctor (uncredited)
Sue Shaper ... (uncredited)
Martin Taylor ... Guest (uncredited)
Pete Walker ... Mr. Brunskill (voice) (uncredited)
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Directed by
Pete Walker 
 
Writing credits
David McGillivray (screenplay)

Pete Walker (original story)

Produced by
Tony Tenser .... executive producer
Pete Walker .... producer
 
Original Music by
Stanley Myers 
 
Cinematography by
Peter Jessop 
 
Film Editing by
Robert C. Dearberg 
 
Art Direction by
Chris Burke 
 
Makeup Department
George Partleton .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Robert Fennell .... production manager
Matt McCarthy .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
James Hamilton .... second assistant director
Brian Lawrence .... first assistant director
 
Sound Department
Tony Anscombe .... dubbing mixer
Robert Edwards .... boom operator
Peter O'Connor .... sound recordist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jim Davis .... gaffer
Peter Sinclair .... camera operator
 
Music Department
Stanley Myers .... conductor
 
Other crew
John Metcalfe .... follow focus
Leigh Taylor .... production secretary
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Frightmare" - UK (original title)
"Frightmare II" - USA (video title)
"Once Upon a Frightmare" - USA (video title)
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Runtime:
USA:88 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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Trivia:
The film that the hero and heroine go to see on their date is The Big Feast (1973), which deals with characters who set out to eat themselves to death - a touch of ironic humor in view of the plot of "Frightmare." However, the dialogue we hear is not from "La Grande Bouffe but from Pete Walker's previous film, House of Whipcord (1974).See more »
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Continuity: 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 »

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12 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Quite deranged...rather great!, 6 September 2004
Author: Coventry from the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls

It's 'granny goes gaga' in this genuinely creepy bone-chiller, surprisingly well directed by Peter Walker and penned down by David McGillivray. The power of this 'Frightmare' simply lies in its primitive goal to shock and to disturb the viewer by showing the disastrous fade of poor, innocent victims. *** small spoilers*** The eerie black and white opening sequences introduce us to an elderly couple on trial for a series of savage murders. Dad is pretty much sane and a devoted husband, but mum suffers from cannibalistic characteristics. 15 years later, they're freed from the asylum and declared properly sane. Even though they now live in a quiet farm outside the town and receive many visits from their oldest daughter Jackie, mommy (Dorothy Yates) resumes her old disgusting habits by enticing lonely people to the farm with the offer or reading their futures in cards. Things get even more complex when Jackie's psychiatrist boyfriend digs up matters from the past and the couple's youngest daughter Debbie seems to have inherited mom's relentless sense of cruelty and taste for blood. *** end spoilers *** There's very few background in the story and not even a proper attempt to analyze the psychological elements the plot handles about. Frightmare wants to shock you, and from that viewpoint, it's a very successful package of eeriness. Multiple scenes are loaded with tension and leave you with a very uncanny aftertaste in your stomach. There's quite a lot of offensive gore in the film and the mind-blowing climax skyrocketed the cult-value of this film, back in the early seventies. If you're not too easily petrified, I certainly recommend checking this film out.

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