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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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A frightmarishly horror of frightmarish real proportions See more (46 total) »

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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USA:88 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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The final English-language film of Leo Genn.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 »
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Referenced in Rewind This! (2013)See more »

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
A frightmarishly horror of frightmarish real proportions, 12 April 2013
Author: PeterMitchell-506-564364 from Australia

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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