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 " a moral obsenity" (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.
Director: Pete Walker
Cast: Rupert Davies, Sheila Keith, Deborah Fairfax, Paul Greenwood, Kim Butcher, Fiona Curzon, Jon Yule, Tricia Mortimer, Pamela Farbrother, Edward Kalinski, Victor Winding, Anthony Hennessey, Noel Johnson, Michael Sharvell-Martin, Tommy Wright, Andrew Sachs, Sue Shander, Nicholas John, Leo Genn, Gerald Flood, Jack Dagmar.
- "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
BBFC Rating: 18
System: 1080p High Definition
Region: Region A