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Phobia (1980)

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A psychiatrist involved in a radical new therapy comes under suspicion when his patients are murdered, each according to their individual phobias.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Dr. Peter Ross
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Jenny St Clair
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Barnes
David Bolt ...
Henry Owen
Patricia Collins ...
Dr. Alice Toland
David Eisner ...
Johnny Venuti
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Laura Adams
Robert O'Ree ...
Bubba King
Alexandra Stewart ...
Barbara Grey
Neil Vipond ...
Dr. Clegg
Marian Waldman ...
Mrs. Casey
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Sgt Wheeler
Gwen Thomas ...
Dr. Clemens
Paddy Campanaro ...
Newswoman #1
Gerry Salsberg ...
Newsman #1
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A psychiatrist treats his patients - sufferers from agoraphobia, claustrophobia, acrophobia, a fear of snakes, and a fear of man - with radical therapy in which they confront their fears by watching them on a large screen. The result is that each patient is driven to commit violent acts, and each dies by what he most fears. Written by alfiehitchie

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What happens when your Psychiatrist goes out of his mind?

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9 September 1980 (USA)  »

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Gladys Hill, for years 'Huston, John''s personal assistant and co-writer, contributed greatly to the preparation of the final shooting script for Phobia uncredited. She was given a credit as assistant to Mr. Huston. See more »

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Dr. Peter Ross: [to Barnes] You arrogant, unconscionable bastard!
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OK whodunit.
1 December 2001 | by See all my reviews

This certainly is not a great thriller (and it never aspired to be), but if you like low-budget B-movies, then you're likely to agree that it isn't THAT bad, either. I happen to think that all whodunits are inherently interesting if they're executed with at least a minimum level of competence, and "Phobia" was directed by the legendary John Huston himself! Far from his best work, yes, but he managed to keep my attention. The "surprise" ending, though, is predictable. (**)


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