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Frightmare

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Director : Pete Walker
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Country : U.K.
Genre s : Horror, Redemption Films
Type: Color
Year: 1974
Language: English
Length: 86
Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1

SYNOPSIS

Throughout his career, director Pete Walker was no stranger to controversy, but his 1974 film Frightmare sparked a firestorm of criticism from the protectors of public morals, who deemed it "despicable" (London Observer), "horrendous" (Evening News), and "a moral obscenity" (Daily Telegraph). In spite of the condemnation--or more likely, because of it--Frightmare has achieved almost legendary status in British horror history.

Sheila Keith stars as a former patient of a mental institution, who has settled down in a remote farmhouse, where she tells fortunes in her spare time. But the kind, maternal exterior conceals a dreadful monster, which the asylum, it seems, was unable to cure.

REVIEWS

"If you like this, have your brain examined." - Daily Express, London

"Nasty, foolish and morally repellant." - The Times, London

Blu-ray Features

• "For the Sake of Cannibalism," an interview with Pete Walker, by Elijah Drenner

• Audio commentary by director Pete Walker and DP Peter Jessop, conducted by Steve Chibnall, author of Making Mischief: The Cult Films of Pete Walker

• "Sheila Keith: A Nice Old Lady?" a profile of the late actress, featuring interviews with her former collaborators

• Original theatrical trailer

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