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Schizo (1976)

 -  Drama | Horror | Mystery  -  March 1978 (USA)
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Samantha and Alan are getting married, but William Haskins isn't pleased. He grabs a train south to London and begins shadowing Samantha as she tries to get on with married life. Haskins' ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Samantha
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Alan Falconer
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Beth
John Fraser ...
Leonard
Jack Watson ...
William Haskin
Queenie Watts ...
Mrs. Wallace
Trisha Mortimer ...
Joy
Paul Alexander ...
Peter McAllister
Robert Mill ...
Maitre d'
Colin Jeavons ...
Commissioner
Victor Winding ...
Sergeant
Raymond Bowers ...
Manager
Pearl Hackney ...
Lady at Seance
Terry Duggan ...
Editor
Lindsay Campbell ...
Falconer
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Samantha and Alan are getting married, but William Haskins isn't pleased. He grabs a train south to London and begins shadowing Samantha as she tries to get on with married life. Haskins' attempts to frighten her drive Samantha to desperation, but she's having trouble convincing anyone that she's being stalked. Even her psychiatrist dismisses her concerns as part of her neurosis. As bodies begin turning up, Samantha's story becomes more believable, and her dark secret from the past begins to reveal itself. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Schizophrenia... When the left hand doesn't know who the right hand is killing!!


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The last cinema film of John Fraser. See more »

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Early in the film a man is reading a newspaper. At the top of the newspaper it says Thursday, April 29, 1974. In fact, April 29, 1974 was a Monday. See more »

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References Psycho (1960) See more »

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Music by Ted Dicks
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Is This a Slasher Knife I see Before Me?

Lynne Frederick plays a beautiful ice skater about to be married when she sees a person from her past. This person haunts her in her home, in the grocery store, at her wedding reception, and other sundry places. Frederick begins to relive moments from her past. She tells people about her past and how her mother was slain when she was six by her step-father. The man that she is seeing is that step-father. People begin dying that were in her confidence in incredibly sick, gruesome ways. One man is knifed in the throat while driving a car. A woman is brutally beaten and then thrown in front of a bus. Another woman has a knitting needle stuck through her head and coming out her eye. Director Peter Walker does a very god job creating tension and suspense in this film. Although nothing more than a typical slasher fare, Schizo is ably directed and well-acted. I knew, for the most part, who the guilty party was yet was never 100% sure. Walker is able to cast enough shadows over reality to keep you guessing a bit. The story was very interesting. Jack Watson plays the evil-looking step-father rather too well I think. The rest of the cast is all adequate with pretty Stephanie Beacham doing a good job as a close friend. Frederick shows she has some talent as an actress, but Walker must not have been too convinced as he shows her naked at least twice. Good, gory fun in that English way.


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