Eleven years earlier, the wealthy Ashby family was shattered when Mr and Mrs Ashby died in an airplane crash and their grieving son Tony committed suicide. All that remains of the family is cruel Simon, an alcoholic in desperate need of funds; his mentally fragile sister Eleanor; and his protective aunt Harriet. Simon is just weeks away from receiving his inheritance, but there is a hitch in his plans when the long believed dead Tony Ashby suddenly arrives.
A harrowing excursion into terror that takes. you deep inside the twisted mind of a... PARANOIC.
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Did You Know?
Another version of Josephine Tey's novel "Brat Farrar" had appeared on Hammer's schedule as far back as 1952. See more
As Simon plays the congregational hymn on the organ in the opening scene at the church the music shown on his stand in the organ loft is an oratorio/anthem music score with SATB lines (soprano/alto/tenor/bass) and a two-stave orchestral/keyboard reduction, emphatically not a church hymn. See more
[stumbles through the door inebriated
Where have you been?
[smirk on his face
I've been drinking.
[Looks at the liquor on the bar in the entryway
Now I need to drink some more.
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