Edge of Sanity (1989)

UK, Hungary,
88m, 7939 feet
35mm film, Eastmancolor
Dolby Stereo, English

A British/Hungarian horror film directed by Gerard Kikoïne.

Plot Summary

Henry Jekyll experiments with , causing him to transform into the brutal Jack Hyde who haunts Victorian London's brothels and and opium dens.


Directed by: Gerard Kikoïne
© MCMLXXXVIII [1988] Allied Vision Limited
Edward Simons presents an Allied Vision production. In association with Hungarofilm. Distributed by August Entertainment
Executive Producer: Peter A. McRae
Produced by: Edward Simons, Harry Alan Towers
Associate Producer: James Swann, Maria Rohm
Screenplay by: J.P. Felix, Ron Raley
Director of Photography: Tony Spratling
Edited by: Malcolm Cooke
Music Composed, Orchestrated and Conducted by: Frederic Talgorn
Sound Mixer: Paul Sharkey
Wardrobe Designer: Valerie Lanee
Make-up Supervisor: Gordon Kaye
Hairdresser: Carol Bennett
Special FX Supervisor: Ian Wingrove (U.K Second Unit)
Production Designer: Jean Charles Dedieu
Casting Director: Maggie Sanguin
Filmed at the Mafilm Studios

Anthony Perkins (Dr Jekyll/Mr Hyde)
Glynis Barber (Elisabeth Jekyll)
Sarah Maur-Thorp (Susannah)
David Lodge (Underwood)
Ben Cole (Johnny)
Ray Jewers (Newcomen)
Lisa Davis (Maria)
Jill Melford (Flora)
Noël Coleman (Egglestone)
Briony Mcroberts (Ann Underwood)
Mark Elliot (Lanyon)
Harry Landis (coroner)
Jill Pearson (Mrs Egglestone)
Basil Hoskins (Mr Bollingham)
Ruth Burnett (Margot)
Carolyn Cortez (Maggie)
Cathy Murphy (cockney prostitute)
Claudia Utley (Liza)

Alternative Titles

Al borde de la locura – Argentine, Spanish title
Au-delà de la folie – French Canadian video title
A Beira da Loucura – Brazilian title
À Beira da Loucura – Portuguese title
Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde – Australian advertising title
Dr. Jekyll et Mr. Hyde – French title
Dr. Jekyll e Mr. Hyde: sull'orlo della follia – Italian title
Järjen tuolla puolen – Finnish title
Na krawędzi szaleństwa – Polish title
Nattens inkräktare – Swedish video title
Split – Edge of Sanity – German title
Su última psicosis – Mexican title
На грани безумия – Russian title
На межі безумства – Ukrainian title



  • City Limits no.395 (20 April 1989) p.22 – review
  • The Hollywood Reporter vol.307 no.10 (18 April 1989) pp.4, 121 – credits, review
  • Interzone no.29 (May/June 1989) p.46 – review (by Nick Lowe)
  • Monthly Film Bulletin vol.57 no.680 (September 1990) p.261 – credits, synopsis, review
  • Sight & Sound vol.14 no.11 (November 2004) p.75 – DVD review (Edge of Sanity by Ronnie Hackston)
  • Variety 12 April 1989 pp.24, 26 – credits, review


  • The Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Horror by Phil Hardy (ed.) p.431 – credits, review
  • English Gothic: A Century of Horror Cinema by Jonathan Rigby p.285
  • The Films of the Eighties by Robert A.Nowlan and Gwendolyn Wright Nowlan p.162 – credits, synopsis
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films IV by Donald C. Willis p.151 – credits
  • Horror Films of the 1980s by John Kenneth Muir pp.727-728 – credits, synopsis, review
  • Serial Killer Cinema: An Analytical Filmography by Robert Cetti pp.142-143 – illustrated review