A young woman is riding her horse in the forest but is left to walk when her horse bolts. She is then stalked and taken prisoner by a maniac. Some time later another young woman is forced off the road while driving. Her car is damaged and immobile and the maniac is now after her...Written by
Reportedly, when the Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC) first viewed this movie, their executives were shocked. Release of this movie (then a pilot) and its projected TV series was pretty much canceled straight away. See more »
Fearless editing and sound design from an unknown Australian filmmaker in the early 70s. Night of Fear - It's not a completely lost treasure but it does contain incredible composition, editing and brave use of sound (none being dialogue) skills throughout.
It would've been a hard fight to get any distribution- not so much because of subject matter or the violence, but of the techniques used that would not have been endorsed by standard filmmaking at that time. What was more impressive is the quality of the print they had for the telecine transfer! It was almost spotless!
Terry Bourke (19 April 1940 - 2002) I salute you.
More info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Night_of_Fear_%28film%29
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