Directed by Pete Walker
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.
Blu-ray Extras Include:
• "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
"If you like this, have your brain examined." - Daily Express, London
"Nasty, foolish and morally repellant." - The Times, London
Interested in bringing Frightmare to your school or library? If you'd like to have an in-class viewing, on-campus screening, or purchase the DVD for your library's collection, please contact Estelle Grosso or call (212) 629-6880 with your request.
Frightmare may also be available with Public Performance Rights (PPR) and Digital Site Licensing (DSL) for colleges and universities. To purchase the DVD with PPR or DSL, please contact Estelle Grosso or call (212) 629-6880. Click here to learn more at Kino Lorber Edu.
There is nothing wrong with your television set. Do not attempt to adjust the picture...' https://t.co/xg2vZYSzLB'
RT' @heresthething': Food is a specific art form and chef Flynn McGarry believes going to a restaurant with a tasting menu should be treated…
Special edition of CABIN BOY is out today on Blu-ray + DVD via' @KLStudioClassic'!' https://t.co/PD4PLNYnVZ'' https://t.co/VQOkkYOLsn'
RT' @coolidgemidnite': LET THE CORPSES TAN still has limited shows in the Screening Room through Thursday:' https://t.co/s3laMHp0bT'' https://t.…'
CUSTODY (Jusqu'à la garde) by' @XavierLegrand' has been shortlisted for France's #Oscars submission for Best Foreign…' https://t.co/akkTsSPQXD'
RT' @FabienLemercier': Climax de Gaspar Noé, La Douleur d'Emmanuel Finkiel, Jusqu'à la garde de Xavier Legrand, Mademoiselle de Joncquières d…
RT' @filmboyd': The French shortlist for the foreign-language Oscar. Two notes: 1) Not a single Cannes Official Selection title! (Is this a f…
RT' @KLStudioClassic': Coming Soon on DVD and Blu-ray! Brand New 2K Master! The Gun Runners (1958) Starring Audie Murphy, Eddie Albert, Patr…
RT' @EuroFilmAwards': A broken marriage leads to a bitter custody battle with an embattled son at the centre. A to Z of #EFA2018 Feature Fil…
Inquiries & Press
333 W. 39th St., Ste. 503
New York, NY 10018
Tel. (800) 562-3330
Fax. (212) 714-0871
Press & Media
For publicity assistance and press inquiries please contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 212-629-6880.