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March 1978 (USA) See more »
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Schizophrenia... When the left hand doesn't know who the right hand is killing!!
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Cast

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Lynne Frederick ... Samantha

John Leyton ... Alan Falconer

Stephanie Beacham ... Beth
John Fraser ... Leonard Hawthorne
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
Diana King ... Mrs. Falconer
Wendy Gilmore ... Samantha's Mother
Primi Townsend ... Secretary
Victoria Allum ... Samantha as a Child
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John McEnery ... Stephens (uncredited)
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Directed by
Pete Walker 
 
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David McGillivray 
Murray Smith  adaptation

Produced by
Pete Walker .... producer
 
Original Music by
Stanley Myers 
 
Cinematography by
Peter Jessop 
 
Film Editing by
Alan Brett 
 
Art Direction by
Chris Burke 
 
Makeup Department
George Partleton .... makeup supervisor
 
Production Management
Edward Dorian .... production manager
Matt McCarthy .... post-production supervisor
Clifford Parkes .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Iain Cassie .... third assistant director
Brian Lawrence .... first assistant director
Glynn Purcell .... second assistant director
 
Sound Department
Tony Anscombe .... dubbing mixer
Peter Brown .... boom operator
Jack Davis .... boom operator
Peter O'Connor .... sound recordist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Frank Bellingham .... still photographer
Ted Davis .... gaffer
Peter Sinclair .... camera operator
 
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Stanley Myers .... conductor
Barry Guy .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
 

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USA:109 min | USA:98 min | Argentina:100 min
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The last cinema film of John Fraser.See more »
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References Psycho (1960)See more »
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Descends into the realms of schlock - but well creepy at times, 16 May 2010
Author: Tom May (joycean_chap@hotmail.com) from United Kingdom

Not really prime Pete Walker; rather an attempt by the director to do a stalker / slasher picture, after the Italian giallo fashion.

Walker does treat us to some surprising and vivid scenes, ample shock moments and a fine use of locations - mid-70s Britain is once again a fascinatingly grim locale, as in some many films of the era! However, the crucial 'twist' is rather poor, straining all credibility that the film had.

The uncannily ubiquitous Jack Watson is actually quite sinister though, and Stephanie Beacham once more plays the very middle-class friend type as in other British horrors of the era. Lynne Frederick - to be wed to Peter Sellers the following year - is another of PW's sexy heroine-in-peril leads and, like many such characters, is not incapable or entirely cardboard. John Leyton, singer of the stupendously eerie Joe Meek-produced #1 hit 'Johnny Remember Me' (1961), is bizarrely cast as Frederick's husband, providing as much screen presence as the elusive Zeppo Marx. Sheila Keith is missing.

While this is a definite retreat from PW's previous nasty fairy tales - "House of Whipcord", - it still has a certain appeal for those who don't mind a bit of well-crafted 1970s exploitation. Those who view films purely in terms of gender politics should obviously stay well clear!

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