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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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Tagline:
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)

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
 
Crew believed to be complete


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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:
Color (Eastmancolor)
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1.37 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The final film of Rupert Davies.See more »
Goofs:
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 »
Quotes:
Edmund Yates:They said she was well again! They said she was well...See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Rewind This! (2013)See more »

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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Visit the farm and you might just buy the farm., 6 March 2013
Author: BA_Harrison from Hampshire, England

By the 70s, British horror audiences were growing tired of creaky old Gothic horror—bad news for Hammer, whose stock-in-trade was vampires and man-made monsters, but good news for Pete Walker, whose more exploitative brand of horror featured homicidal maniacs that more than satisfied the viewers' blood-lust.

Frightmare (1974) is one such film, a demented tale of a crazy married couple, Edmund and Dorothy Yates (Rupert Davies and Sheila Keith), committed to an asylum for murder and cannibalism, but released fifteen years later, supposedly rehabilitated. Of course, doctors are known to get things wrong from time to time, and dotty Dorothy turns out to be not quite as sane as she had lead people to believe.

Dorothy's stepdaughter Jackie (Deborah Fairfax) is convinced that she has matters under control, feeding her stepmother brains bought from a butcher's shop, but she hasn't counted on the involvement of her delinquent 15-year-old half-sister Debbie (the aptly named Kim Butcher), who turns out to be a chop off the old block.

With a drilling, a pitch-forking, a hot poker impalement, and a dead guy with an eye missing from the socket, Frightmare certainly delivers gruesome entertainment by the bucket-load, yet also features stylish direction and some winning performances, particularly from Keith who is genuinely frightening as nutso Dorothy, and jail-bait Butcher, who is equally as scary but also adds a little titillation by prancing around the kitchen in her scanties 7.5 out of 10, rounded up to 8 for IMDb.

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