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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 Deep Red (1975)See more »
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An oddity which has its merits.................., 22 February 2007
Author: ronevickers from United Kingdom

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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