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Scream of Fear ()

Taste of Fear (original title)
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A wheelchair-bound young woman returns to her father's estate after ten years, and although she's told he's away, she keeps seeing his dead body on the estate.

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Penny Appleby
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Robert
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Jane Appleby
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Dr. Pierre Gerrard
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Inspector Legrand
Leonard Sachs ...
Mr. Spratt
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Marie
Fred Johnson ...
Mr. Appleby
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Heinz Bernard ...
Plainclothes Officer (uncredited)
Bernard Browne ...
Gendarme (uncredited)
Rodney Burke ...
Policeman (uncredited)
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Plainclothes Officer (uncredited)
Richard Klee ...
Plainclothes Sergeant (uncredited)
Madame Lobegue ...
Swiss Air Hostess (uncredited)
Frederick Rawlings ...
Plainclothes Sergeant (uncredited)
Frederick Schrecker ...
Plainclothes Officer (uncredited)
Gordon Sterne ...
Policeman (uncredited)

Directed by

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Seth Holt

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Jimmy Sangster ... (written by)

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Michael Carreras ... executive producer
Jimmy Sangster ... producer

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Clifton Parker

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Douglas Slocombe ... director of photography

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Eric Boyd-Perkins

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James Needs ... supervising editor
John Crome ... assistant editor (uncredited)

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Stuart Lyons

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Bernard Robinson

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Thomas Goswell ... (uncredited)

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Eileen Bates ... hair stylist
Basil Newall ... make-up artist

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William Hill ... production manager (as Bill Hill)

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David Tomblin ... assistant director
Terry Lens ... second assistant director (uncredited)

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Bill Constable ... assistant art director (uncredited)

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Jim Groom ... sound editor (as James Groom)
Les Hammond ... sound recordist (as Leslie Hammond)
Teddy Mason ... sound recordist (as E. Mason)
Len Shilton ... sound recordist
John Crome ... assistant sound editor (uncredited)

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Les Bowie ... special effects (uncredited)
Ian Scoones ... special effects assistant (uncredited)

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Desmond Davis ... camera operator
Len Harris ... camera: second unit (uncredited)
George Higgins ... still photographer (uncredited)
John Jordan ... underwater camera operator (uncredited)
Harry Oakes ... camera: second unit (uncredited)
Egil S. Woxholt ... underwater camera operator (uncredited)

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Dora Lloyd ... wardrobe mistress

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John Hollingsworth ... musical supervisor

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Pamela Mann ... continuity
Colin Reid ... unit publicist (uncredited)
Dennison Thornton ... publicity director (uncredited)

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Plot Summary

Penny Applebee's parents were divorced when she was quite young and she grew up with her mother. After her mother's death, the wheelchair-bound Penny has accepted her father's invitation to live with him. She arrives only to learn that her father is away though her stepmother - who she is meeting for the first time - proves to be quite welcoming. On her first night however, she sees a light in the summerhouse and upon investigation, sees her father sitting there, apparently dead. Others can find nothing there and tell her she must have imagined it. She later sees his body in library and then again in the pool. She comes to believe that her stepmother and her father's friend, Doctor Pierre Gerard, are plotting to drive her insane. She gets a sympathetic ear from Bob, the chauffeur, who feels there has to be some rational explanation for what has been happening. Written by garykmcd

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Taglines For maximum thrill . . . we earnestly urge you to see this motion picture from the start! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Scream of Fear (United States)
  • Hurler de peur (France)
  • El sabor del miedo (Spain)
  • Kyôfu (Japan)
  • Ein Toter spielt Klavier (West Germany)
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  • 81 min
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Trivia In "The Films of Christopher Lee", the actor is on record as saying of the film, "In my opinion, the best film Hammer ever made." He added that Seth Holt was "one of the best directors Britain ever had." See more »
Goofs When Bob is first driving Penny from the airport, the view out of the back window of the car shows that he is clearly driving into oncoming traffic. The other cars going in his direction are on the other side of the median and the cars in the lanes next to him are going in the opposite direction from him. See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in Spur 211 (1962). See more »
Soundtracks Prelude in E minor See more »
Quotes Penny Appleby: [to Dr. Gerrard] You say my mind is affecting my legs. You're wrong. It's my legs that are affecting my mind.
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