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Frightmare (Blu-ray)

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  • Manufacturer Redemption (US)
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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.

Extras:

  • "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

Technical Details

BBFC Rating: 18

System: 1080p High Definition

Region: Region A

Year: 1974

Language: English

Weight: 105g

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