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Fright (1971)

PG | | Horror, Thriller | 30 May 1972 (USA)
Young babysitter Amanda arrives at the Lloyd residence to spend the evening looking after their young son. Soon after the Lloyds leave, a series of frightening occurrences in the gloomy old... See full summary »

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Peter Collinson

Writer:

Tudor Gates
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Cast

Credited cast:
Honor Blackman ... Helen
Susan George ... Amanda
Ian Bannen ... Brian
John Gregson ... Dr. Cordell
George Cole ... Jim
Dennis Waterman ... Chris
Tara Collinson Tara Collinson ... Tara
Maurice Kaufmann ... Inspector
Roger Lloyd Pack ... Constable (as Roger Lloyd-Pack)
Michael Brennan Michael Brennan ... Sergeant
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brook Williams ... Dr. Peter Tompson (archive footage)
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Storyline

Young babysitter Amanda arrives at the Lloyd residence to spend the evening looking after their young son. Soon after the Lloyds leave, a series of frightening occurrences in the gloomy old house have Amanda's nerves on edge. The real terror begins, however, when the child's biological father appears after recently escaping from a nearby mental institution. Written by Kevin Steinhauer <K.Steinhauer@BoM.GOV.AU>

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Taglines:

Amanda will never babysit again. [I'm Alone And I'm Scared] See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 May 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I'm Alone and I'm Scared See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Fantale Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Among horror fans this film is considered the first film to come up with the popular horror convention of a lone babysitter terrorized by a psychotic murderer. See more »

Goofs

When Amanda walks out the door into the yard she is frightened by clothing which hits her in the face from a spinning clothesline. In a subsequent shot we see the back door & clothesline positions in relation to each other. It would be highly unlikely and next to impossible that somebody exiting the door would not notice the white clothes on a spinning clothesline and avoid them instead of walking into the path of the clothes. See more »

Quotes

Inspector: How do you spell that word, "psychotic"?
Dr. Cordell: You may have to spell it M-U-R-D-E-R, murder, if you don't get someone over there quickly!
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Featured in Grindhouse Universe (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Ladybird
Music by Harry Robertson (uncredited)
Words by Bob Barratt
Sung by Nanette
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Classic British Horror flick !!
9 November 2004 | by neil-blackshaw1See all my reviews

I remember seeing this cult British flick many years ago and remember how it sent genuine chills up my spine..... Susan George gives a brilliant performance as the young, tormented babysitter in this very atmospheric chiller. Ably supported by stalwart British actors (George Cole, Dennis waterman & the ever fabulous Honor Blackman. Some of the dialogue is rather "hammy" and check out the hilarious "dancing" in the nightclub - LOL. Apart from these small points this is a very well crafted little thriller. This film is now available on region 1 DVD and is well worth investing in if you love cult horror movies. Turn out the lights, lock the door and sit back and prepare for "FRIGHT" !!!!You won't be disappointed !!!


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