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
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