6.2/10
487
15 user 26 critic

Plot of Fear (1976)

E tanta paura (original title)
Not Rated | | Mystery, Thriller | May 1984 (West Germany)
A man is strangled by a female prostitute in his home at the same time as a woman is killed by a man with a spanner on an empty bus. In both cases the killer leaves an illustration from the... See full summary »

Director:

Paolo Cavara

Writers:

Paolo Cavara (story), Enrico Oldoini | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

In this riveting Italian exploitation thriller, three young men embark upon a terrifying series of bloody crimes, engaging in robbery, gunplay, and murder. As the entire police force ... See full summary »

Director: Romolo Guerrieri
Stars: Eleonora Giorgi, Tomas Milian, Stefano Patrizi
Hitch-Hike (1977)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A bickering couple driving cross-country pick up a murderous hitchhiker who threatens to kill them unless they take him to a sanctuary. In return he agrees to split some bank loot he has on him.

Director: Pasquale Festa Campanile
Stars: Franco Nero, Corinne Cléry, David Hess
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Two hippies find themselves on the run from the law and soon end up going undercover in a villa owned by a mysterious woman.

Director: Umberto Lenzi
Stars: Irene Papas, Ray Lovelock, Ornella Muti
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Inspector Tellini investigates serial crimes where victims are paralyzed while having their bellies ripped open with a sharp knife, much in the same way tarantulas are killed by the black ... See full summary »

Director: Paolo Cavara
Stars: Giancarlo Giannini, Claudine Auger, Barbara Bouchet
Horror | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A man discovers an ancient Incan formula for raising the dead, and uses it for a series of revenge murders.

Director: Joe D'Amato
Stars: Klaus Kinski, Ewa Aulin, Angela Bo
Mystery | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

An amnesiac man begins to think he may have lived a double life.

Director: Duccio Tessari
Stars: Senta Berger, Luc Merenda, Umberto Orsini
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A photographer finds herself falling under the spell of a witch.

Director: Corrado Farina
Stars: Carroll Baker, George Eastman, Isabelle De Funès
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A pharmacist is murdered, and a woman happens to see the culprit leave the scene. She soon finds herself being stalked by the killer, and when her boyfriend tries to discover who the ... See full summary »

Director: Antonio Bido
Stars: Corrado Pani, Paola Tedesco, Franco Citti
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Michael is a successful actor, but he has a scandal in his past: at a tender age he knifed his father to death. He and his girlfriend Deborah go to his mother's for the weekend, and are ... See full summary »

Director: Riccardo Freda
Stars: Stefano Patrizi, Martine Brochard, Henri Garcin
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Luigi Maietto (Chinaman) escapes from prison he then orders two henchman to murder the inspector whose testimonal led to his being jailed. Inspector Tanzi is left for dead but lives. The ... See full summary »

Director: Umberto Lenzi
Stars: Maurizio Merli, John Saxon, Tomas Milian
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

After a heist, the notorious jewel thief Rochard is murdered in a train. In Paris, his daughter Nicole Rochard, who is a stripper, is summoned by the police that wants to know the ... See full summary »

Director: Luciano Ercoli
Stars: Frank Wolff, Nieves Navarro, Simón Andreu
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The Case of the Scorpion's Tail begins with the mysterious death of a millionaire and spirals into the murder of his suddenly rich wife, which draws the attention of a dogged investigator, who follows a trail of blood to the bitter end.

Director: Sergio Martino
Stars: George Hilton, Anita Strindberg, Alberto de Mendoza
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Corinne Cléry ... Jeanne
Michele Placido ... Inspector Gaspare Lomenzo
Quinto Parmeggiani Quinto Parmeggiani ... Angelo Scanavini
Edoardo Faieta Edoardo Faieta ... Fulvio Colaianni (as Eddy Fay)
John Steiner ... Hoffmann
Jacques Herlin ... Pandolfi
Cecilia Polizzi Cecilia Polizzi ... Woman at Villa Hoffmann
Greta Vayan Greta Vayan ... Laura Falconieri (as Greta Vajant)
Sarah Crespi Sarah Crespi ... Rosa Catena (as Sarah Ceccarini)
Enrico Oldoini Enrico Oldoini ... Lomenzo's Assistant
Tom Skerritt ... Chief Inspector
Eli Wallach ... Peter Struwwel
Giorgio Gargiullo Giorgio Gargiullo
Eleonora Vivaldi Eleonora Vivaldi
Guidarino Guidi Guidarino Guidi
Edit

Storyline

A man is strangled by a female prostitute in his home at the same time as a woman is killed by a man with a spanner on an empty bus. In both cases the killer leaves an illustration from the children's book titled 'Shockheaded Peter'. The subsequent investigation leads to an exclusive club called Wildlife's Friends. Written by Red-Barracuda

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Mystery | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

May 1984 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Plot of Fear See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Both Tom Skerritt and Eli Wallach are dubbed by another actors in the English language version. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
enticing thriller - Sexy Horror Murder Mystery
4 August 2001 | by lobiancoSee all my reviews

Few Italian police drama of the 70's reach to the level of intrigue as e tanta paura. A brilliant cast lead by Michele Placido - Cornine Clery also stars. Along with Tom Skerrit and Eli Wallach. Reminiscent of the French Connection. High production value and gritty realistic treatment. A group of wealthy men & women are being murdered one by one. No motives or clues can be found. Inspector Lomenzo (Placido) attempts to find a connection between the victims. A mysterious fashion model (Clery) becomes his informant and leads him to the connection he needs. She had been to a decadent weekend party at an estate where all the victims where gathered along with several other escorts brought for the weekend. The story of that fateful weekend is told through ingenious flashbacks. At this the druged out sex party one of the young girls was "accidently" killed during a gruesome practical joke. It seems that someone at this party is killing the others, but who and why? The film opens with two shocking murder scenes that rival any in an Argento flick. E Tanta Paura really succeeds because it has it all: Sex, Murder, Sleaze, Horror, Intrigue, Mafia and of course Corine Clery Nude. The set design and Production value are also brilliant - Far better than the average italian 70's police drama. The chase scenes & cinematography really remind me of the french connection. Michele Placido carries the film.


13 of 19 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 15 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed