Blind Terror (1971)

89m, 2434 metres
35mm films, Eastmancolor
mono, English

A British horror film directed by Richard Fleischer.

Plot Summary

A young blind woman is visiting relatives at their mansion in the English countryside when her family suddenly goes missing, leaving her alone and vulnerable. She realises that her relatives have been murdered and that she is the only survivor – and the killer is now looking for her…


Directed by: Richard Fleischer
© MCMLXXI [1971] Genesis Productions Ltd.
Genesis Productions Ltd.. Columbia Pictures and Filmways present a Martin Ransohoff, Leslie Linder production
Produced by: Martin Ransohoff and Leslie Linder
Associate Producer: Basil Appleby
Production Manager: Jilda Smith
Written by: Brian Clemens
Assistant Director: Terry Marcel
Continuity: Pamela Carlton
Director of Photography: Gerry Fisher
Camera Operator: Bernard Ford
Lighting Equipment: Lee Electric (Lighting) Ltd.
Film Editor: Thelma Connell
Music Composed and Conducted by: Elmer Bernstein
Sound Recording: Ken Scrivener
Sound Mixer: Robert Allen
Sound Editor: Colin Miller
Wardrobe: Evelyn Gibbs
Make-Up: Stuart Freeborn
Hairdresser: Betty Glasow
Art Director: John Hoesli
Set Decorator: Hugh Scaife
This Film was photographed on location in Berkshire, England

Mia Farrow (Sarah)
Dorothy Alison (Betty Rexton)
Robin Bailey (George Rexton)
Brian Rawlinson (Barker)
Diane Grayson (Sandy Rexton)
Paul Nicholas (Jacko Osgood)
Norman Eshley (Steve Reding)
Barrie Houghton (gypsy Jack)
Michael Elphick (gypsy Tom)
Lila Kaye (gypsy mother)
Christopher Matthews (Frost)
Max Faulkner (Steve's man)
Scott Fredericks (Steve's man)
Reg Harding (Steve's man)
Donald Bisset (doctor)

Alternative Titles

Buff – shooting title
See No Evil – UK DVD/US title
Sokea kauhu – Finnish title
Stiefel, die den Tod bedeuten – German title
Terrore cieco – Italian title


Films and Filming vol.18 no.2 (November 1971) pp.58, 60 – review
Films in Review no.10 (December 1971) p.631 – article
The Hollywood Reporter vol.19 no.12 (1971) p.283 – note
The Hollywood Reporter vol.217 no.41 (3 September 1971) p.3 – review
Kine Weekly no.3336 (18 September 1971) p.13 – review
Monthly Film Bulletin vol.38 no.453 (October 1971) p.192 – credits, synopsis, review
Sight & Sound vol.28 no.1 (January 2018) p.104 – blu-ray review (by Christina Newland)
Today's Cinema no.9851 (27 October 1970) p.23 – credits
Today's Cinema no.9940 (17 September 1971) p.13 – review
Today's Cinema no.9942 (24 September 1971) p.11 – note (Trade shows)
Today's Cinema no.9952 (29 October 1971) p.15 – Department of Trade and Industry registration details
TV Times 14-20 July 1984 pp.21; 48 – credits, review
Variety 8 September 1971 p.16 – credits, review

Creature Features Movie Guide Strikes Again by John Stanley p.341 – credits, review
Euro Gothic: Classics of Continental Horror Cinema by Jonathan Rigby pp.251
Ten Years of Terror pp.84-85 – credits, reviews (by Harvey Fenton; Nigel Burrell)