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Fright (1971)

PG | | Horror, Thriller | 30 May 1972 (USA)
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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 »

Director:

Peter Collinson

Writer:

Tudor Gates
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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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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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The scream you can hear is your own See more »

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Horror | Thriller

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Trivia

Briefly re-released during the height of the slasher movie: the film was renamed "I'm Alone and I'm Scared" and given more lurid marketing. The campaign wasn't a success. See more »

Goofs

At the house it is always dark (night-time) but when Helen and Jim rush from the pub to the house there is daylight. 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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Ladybird
Music by Harry Robertson (uncredited)
Words by Bob Barratt
Sung by Nanette
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Starts Off Strong but Falls Apart
18 July 2012 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Fright (1971)

** (out of 4)

British thriller has teenager Amanda (Susan George) showing up for a babysitting job when she soon finds herself being terrorized by the kid's father shows up after escaping from a mental hospital. The father plans on murdering his ex-wife but plans change after he notices that the babysitter reminds him of her. FRIGHT has a few tense moments early on but after a pretty good start the film sadly falls apart pretty quickly. I thought the first thirty-minutes of the film were rather well-directed and features a couple tense sequences and it's really too bad the rest of the film didn't live up to the title. Director Peter Collison really does a nice job at building up the tension early on and I especially liked the way that he used sound effects to build up not only the atmosphere but also some creepy moments. One perfect example deals with some dripping water but the highlight of the film is one of the first stalking scenes we witness as the babysitter's boyfriend is outside and being followed. This scene is without question the best of the movie and is almost strong enough to make the entire film worth sitting through. The problem with the final hour is that not too much happens. The entire thing is extremely slow paced and like many British films, the dialogue is just way too much and it pretty much takes over the picture and not a single thing said is interesting. Even worse is how the film keeps flashing back and forth between what's going on inside the house and what the kid's mother and stepfather are doing in town. Yet another problem is simply how stupid the babysitter gets once more of the action takes place inside the house. Fans of George will no doubt want to see her here as she's as cute as ever and turns in a decent performance. Honor Blackman and Ian Bannen are good in their supporting roles as well. FRIGHT manages to have a couple good sequences but sadly there just aren't enough to keep the film entertaining throughout.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 May 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I'm Alone and I'm Scared See more »

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Gross USA:

$169,246
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Fantale Films See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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