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Fear in the Night (1972)

PG | | Horror, Thriller | October 1974 (USA)
A young woman recovering from a nervous breakdown moves with her husband to a boys' school, and finds herself being terrorized by a mysterious one-armed man, but nobody believes her.

Director:

Jimmy Sangster

Writers:

Jimmy Sangster (screen-play), Michael Syson (screen-play)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Judy Geeson ... Peggy Heller
Joan Collins ... Molly Carmichael
Ralph Bates ... Robert Heller
Peter Cushing ... The Headmaster - Michael Carmichael
James Cossins ... The Doctor
Gillian Lind ... Mrs. Beamish
Brian Grellis Brian Grellis ... 2nd Policeman
John Bown John Bown ... 1st Policeman
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Storyline

A young woman recovering from a nervous breakdown moves with her husband to a boys' school, and finds herself being terrorized by a mysterious one-armed man, but nobody believes her.

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Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dynasty of Fear See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hammer Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

After Taste the Blood of Dracula (1970), The Horror of Frankenstein (1970), Lust for a Vampire (1971) and Dr Jekyll & Sister Hyde (1971), this was Ralph Bates's fifth and final Hammer film. See more »

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References Diabolique (1955) See more »

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After recovering from a nervous breakdown, a young woman goes to stay with her teacher-husband at a seedy British boys' school where further terrors await her.
14 September 2000 | by verna55See all my reviews

Often effective British thriller features a tip-top cast(Joan Collins, Peter Cushing, Ralph Bates, Judy Geeson), but suffers from a lack of originality as this is, for the most part, a rehash of similar motifs explored in earlier British horror films like PARANOIAC and NIGHTMARE, which themselves derived from the brilliant French thriller DIABOLIQUE. Still, the good outweighs the bad and there are plenty of nice, genuine jolts.


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