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Schizo (1976)

A recently-married woman who has been labeled as mentally unstable, begins to suspect that someone close to her is the culprit in a sudden string of murders.

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Trisha Mortimer ...
Joy
Paul Alexander ...
Peter McAllister
Robert Mill ...
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Victor Winding ...
Sergeant
Raymond Bowers ...
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Lady at Seance
Terry Duggan ...
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Lindsay Campbell ...
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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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Amok  »

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The last cinema film of John Fraser. See more »

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In the introductory voice over, schizophrenia is likened to multiple personality disorder (or dissociative identity disorder). In reality, these are two entirely different ailments, one being a disruption in a person's perception of reality (schizophrenia) and the other a disconnect between more than one personality state (DID). See more »

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References Deep Red (1975) See more »

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Four Roses
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Music by Derry Hall
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An oddity which has its merits..................
22 February 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Ho-hum.............what to make of Pete Walker's "Schizo"? Considering the 70's period, and its tightish budget, it's got to be said that it's not a bad effort overall. In fact, it could easily be looked upon as a fore-runner of similar less effective efforts in the years that followed. The scenes are good generally, and the pervading sense of menace is quite effective for most of the time. Best scene of all is the creepy seance, when the medium's reactions suddenly catch the viewer by surprise. Performances, however, are somewhat mixed. Lynne Frederick provides a nondescript lead who seems to drift through the whole thing, whilst trying to remember where she's left her shopping list! Better are Stephanie Beacham, John Fraser and John Leyton. Top performance, however, comes from Jack Watson, and he alone makes the film seem better than it probably is. All in all, a worthwhile viewing for fans of the slasher-type movie, but don't expect any subtle nuances or frills!


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