21 June 2024
Frightmare (1974)
83 min.
Directed by Pete Walker.
With Rupert Davies, Sheila Keith, Deborah Fairfax, Kim Butcher, Paul Greenwood, Leo Genn, Mathew Laurence.
Genre director Pete Walker (the man who gave us The Flesh and Blood Show and The Confessional, among others) gives us this utterly fun-filled British horror.

This one tells of psychotic matriarch (and her accommodating hubby) and their savage murdering sprees.

After an initial killing run - and a subsequent imprisonment for 15 years - the diabolical duo are released and get back to work again, aided and abetted now by their two young daughters.

Good acting by all, a disarming atmosphere, shocking gore and an interesting closing sequence highlight this one.

Also known as Once Upon a Frightmare, this is excellent from beginning to end.

Worth seeing for Sheila Keith's tour de force performance alone.

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