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Country of Origin: UK
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Fifteen years after being imprisoned for committing the most horrific crimes of violence, Edmund and Dorothy Yates are freed back into the community. But despite Edmund's best efforts, Dorothy's cannibalistic tendencies start to return and she's soon committing horrendous murders again. Meanwhile, their daughter Debbie and stepdaughter Jackie are starting to be drawn into their strange and violent world and one of both of them may have inherited Dorothy's taste for human flesh...
The second of Pete Walker's collaborations with writer David McGillivray was an altogether more ferocious affair than its predecessor, House of Whipcord (1974) as Walker sought to distance himself still further from the Hammer tradition. Again benefiting from the rawness of Walker's technique, Frightmare is a stripped down, back-to-basics gore movie, more in the tradition of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) than the then fading glories of Hammer gothic and it retains its power to shock even now.
Worse than your most shocking nightmare!
Dare you see the film that shocked the critics?
Cover Up - US title
CinemaTV Today no.10113 (14 December
1974) p.21 (UK)
Films and Filming vol.21 no.6 (March 1975) p.38 (UK)
Monthly Film Bulletin vol.42 no.492 (January 1975)
Horror and Science Fiction Films Volume II pp.143-144
asylums, cannibalism, cannibals, families, farmers, gore, maniacs, power drills, pitchforks, psychiatric hospitals, slasher
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