Fear in the Dark (1991)

UK, USA, 31 October 1991
videotape, colour, 4:3
mono, English, Italian

A British/American horror documentary directed by Dominic Murphy.


A survey of horror in the cinema and comics.


Director: Dominic Murphy
© Classic Films/NBD MCMXCI [1991]
A Classic Films Limited production in association with NBD Entertainment, The A&E Network (USA) & Channel 4 TV
Executive Producer: Nicky Davies
Producer: Paul Cowan
Co-Producer: Simon Flind
Writer: Mick Farren
Camera: Joe Dyer, Pete Coley, Colin Skinner
Offline Editor: Cheryl Taylor
Online Editor: Owen Tyler
Music: Julian Wastall
Sound Recordist: Chris Renty

Dario Argento (dir: Opera/Terror at the Opera)
Robert Bloch (author: Psycho)
Barbara Steele (actress)
Dr Glen Wilson (psychoanalyst)
Kim Newman (critic/author: Nightmare Movies)
William Friedkin (dir: The Exorcist)
Wes Craven (dir: A Nightmare on Elm Street)
John Carpenter (dir: Halloween/The Thing)
Saul Bass (director of Psycho shower sequence)
Julian Petley (writer)
Clive Barker (dir: Hellraiser)
James Herbert (author: The Rats)
John McNaughton (dir: Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer)
Brian Yuzna (dir: Society)
Christopher Lee (narrator)

Includes extracts from
Comic Book Confidential (1988)
Don’t Scream It’s Only a Movie (1989)
Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)
Hellraiser (1987)
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986)
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
Nosferatu: Eine Symphonie des Grauens (1922)
Opera (1987)
Ratu ilmu hitam (1983)
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Society (1989)
Suspiria (1977)
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
The Tingler (1959)
Vampyres (1974)



  • Dark Terrors no.1 p.4 – note


  • Art of Darkness: The Cinema of Dario Argento by Chris Gallant (ed) p.295 – credits