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Cast

  (in credits order)

Corinne Cléry ... Jeanne

Michele Placido ... Inspector Gaspare Lomenzo
Quinto Parmeggiani ... Angelo Scanavini
Edoardo Faieta ... Fulvio Colaianni (as Eddy Fay)
John Steiner ... Hoffmann
Jacques Herlin ... Pandolfi
Cecilia Polizzi ... Woman at Villa Hoffmann
Greta Vayan ... Laura Falconieri (as Greta Vajant)
Sarah Crespi ... Rosa Catena (as Sarah Ceccarini)
Enrico Oldoini ... Lomenzo's Assistant

Tom Skerritt ... Chief Inspector

Eli Wallach ... Pietro Riccio
Giorgio Gargiullo
Eleonora Vivaldi
Guidarino Guidi

Enzo Robutti ... Client with unfaithful wife
Mary Ruth League ... Ruth
Susanna Radaelli (as Susy Radaelli)
Daniela Grassini (as Danila Grassini)
Bianca Toso
Claudio Zucchet ... Agostino Farundi
Mirella Giraldi
Maria Rosa La Fauci
Maria Tedeschi ... Angelo Scanavini's mother
Mario Mercalli ... Mario Lombardozzi
Giuseppe Rodolfo Dal Pra
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ennio Antonelli ... Colaianni's Employee (uncredited)
Tino Polenghi ... Policeman (uncredited)

Directed by
Paolo Cavara 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Paolo Cavara  story
Enrico Oldoini 
Bernardino Zapponi  (as Bernardo Zapponi)

Produced by
Ermanno Curti .... producer
Guy Luongo .... producer
Rodolfo Puttignani .... producer
 
Original Music by
Daniele Patucchi 
 
Cinematography by
Franco Di Giacomo 
 
Film Editing by
Sergio Montanari 
 
Production Design by
Franco Fumagalli 
 
Art Direction by
Tommaso Barbi 
 
Costume Design by
Marisa Crimi 
 
Makeup Department
Iolanda Conti .... hair stylist
Alfio Meniconi .... assistant makeup artist
Otello Sisi .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Piero Amati .... unit manager
Roberto Cocco .... production manager
Pierluigi Ottina .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Roberto Palmerini .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Raffaele Vincenti .... props
 
Sound Department
Danilo Moroni .... sound mixer
Angelo Spadoni .... boom operator
Pietro Spadoni .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Giovanni Cappelli .... special effects
 
Stunts
Sergio Testori .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Divo Cavicchioli .... still photographer
Gastone Coppa .... key grip
Enrico Fontana .... assistant camera
Valerio Garzia .... chief electrician
Giuseppe Lanci .... camera operator
Gianfranco Transunto .... assistant camera (as Franco Transunto)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Giselda Demonicucci .... seamstress
 
Editorial Department
Fabrizio Di Blasi .... second assistant editor
Bruno Sarandrea .... first assistant editor
 
Other crew
Giancarlo Funaro .... production secretary
Aureliano Lalli-Persiani .... administrator
Tonino Pinto .... unit publicist
Daniela Puccini .... script supervisor
 

Production CompaniesDistributors
  • Cinefear (2008) (USA) (DVD) (as "Plot of Fear")
  • Raro Video (2012) (USA) (DVD) (as "Plot of Fear")
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"E tanta paura" - Italy (original title)
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1 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Another excellent Giallo from Paolo Cavara!, 27 August 2007
Author: The_Void from Beverley Hills, England

The Giallo style may have been losing some of its popularity by 1976, but that didn't stop Paolo Cavara from delivering this excellent little Giallo! Paolo Cavara is best known for his brilliant 'Black Belly of the Tarantula', and while this film is not as good as the earlier one; Plot of Fear delivers most of the Giallo trademarks (murders, mystery, sleaze etc) with style and it has to be said that Plot of Fear is another success for the director (who sadly only made two films in this genre). The Italian title 'E Tanta Paura' roughly translates into English as 'Too Much Fear', and while that may sound like a bad title; it actually does have some relevance later on. Like many of the best Giallo's, this one begins with a murder. We see a middle aged man killed by a transvestite prostitute, and from there director Paolo Cavara shows he isn't going to be doing too much waiting around as he quickly delivers another murder. The police soon catch on to this, and quickly work out that it's the work of the same killer. Pictures from a fairytale book by a man called Hoffman are found at both scenes; and it all seems to tie to an animal friendly organisation...

The plot portrayed in Plot of Fear is, like many Giallo plots, very convoluted; but director Paolo Cavara does a good job of making sure that it comes off as coherently as possible and despite the many different angles, the film never becomes overly confusing. One of the main reasons for this is the fact that the director manages to keep a high level of suspense up throughout the film, and this ensures that Plot of Fear is always thrilling. It would seem that sleaze was the main intention with this film, and while it's not as raunchy as some other genre films, there's certainly no shortage of sleaze here, which of course is a good thing. The film is well acted by a somewhat experienced cast, which sees Michele Placido taking the lead role and always keeping the audience engaged in his performance. The murders are fairly brutal though most aren't overly gory. Director Paolo Cavara succeeds in giving the film a dark and macabre atmosphere which always benefits the film. The ending is a bit of a mess, but it doesn't spoil what went before it, and overall, Plot of Fear is a very good Giallo that is worthy of more attention!

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