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Night of Fear (1972)

| Horror, Thriller
Insane sadistic hermit stalks and captures those who get lost in his part of the woods. A young woman whose car broke down is about to find out what he does with them next.

Director:

Terry Bourke

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Terry Bourke
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Cast overview:
Norman Yemm Norman Yemm ... The Man
Carla Hoogeveen ... The Woman
Mike Dorsey Mike Dorsey ... The Lover
Briony Behets ... Horse Girl
Peter Armstrong Peter Armstrong ... The Truckie
James Moss James Moss ... The Client
Curt Jansen Curt Jansen ... Garage Attendant
Pinkie Pinkie ... Albino Rat
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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 grantss

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Hunted and Trapped! Her Nightmare is Just Beginning!

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Australia

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English

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Fright: Night of Fear See more »

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This film only became a theatrical feature after the Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC) rejected the TV series 'Fright' to which it was going to be a part of. See more »

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Arguably the first Australian horror film.
8 June 2006 | by HumanoidOfFleshSee all my reviews

"Night of Fear" tells the story of a young woman terrorized by a crazy drifter,who lives in the abandoned hut with his colony of rats.This grisly,grainy and unsettling horror is the first part of never completed anthology series called "Fright".The film was banned by Australian censors on the grounds of being indecent and obscene and is pretty close to an exploitation cinema.The most interesting aspect of "Night of Fear" is the lack of dialogue.The pace is uneven,although there are some moments of unrelenting terror.Terry Bourke's little shocker in many ways reminded me Tobe Hooper's "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre",however it was made two years earlier.Give it a look,if you like early 70's psycho flicks.I'm quite sure that the makers of "Wolf Creek" were also influenced by it.9 out of 10.


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