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(1972) Norman Yemm, Carla Hoogeveen, Mike Dorsey, Briony Behets. This is one creepy, nail-biting film. A young woman becomes lost in the woods after her horse runs off.

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Norman Yemm ...
The Man
Carla Hoogeveen ...
The Woman
Mike Dorsey ...
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Briony Behets ...
Horse Girl
Peter Armstrong ...
The Truckie
James Moss ...
The Client
Curt Jansen ...
Garage Attendant
Pinkie ...
Albino Rat
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(1972) Norman Yemm, Carla Hoogeveen, Mike Dorsey, Briony Behets. This is one creepy, nail-biting film. A young woman becomes lost in the woods after her horse runs off.

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Hunted and Trapped! Her Nightmare is Just Beginning!

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Legend has it that some of the rats seen in the film escaped into other parts of the Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC)'s studio and bred there. It is said that staff would not go to certain parts of the studio in fear of the rats from this movie. See more »

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Arguably the first Australian horror film.
8 June 2006 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

"Night of Fear" tells the story of a young woman terrorized by a crazy drifter,who lives in the abandoned hut with his colony of rats.This grisly,grainy and unsettling horror is the first part of never completed anthology series called "Fright".The film was banned by Australian censors on the grounds of being indecent and obscene and is pretty close to an exploitation cinema.The most interesting aspect of "Night of Fear" is the lack of dialogue.The pace is uneven,although there are some moments of unrelenting terror.Terry Bourke's little shocker in many ways reminded me Tobe Hooper's "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre",however it was made two years earlier.Give it a look,if you like early 70's psycho flicks.I'm quite sure that the makers of "Wolf Creek" were also influenced by it.9 out of 10.


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