Summer of Secrets (1976)

35mm film, colour

An Australian horror film directed by Jim Sharman.

Plot Summary

Two young lovers are marooned on a desert island where they seek shelter in what appears to be an abandoned beach house. But they are being stalked by a mad doctor who has designs on the woman who he plans to use in an experiment to revive his dead wife.


Directed by: Jim Sharman
© 1976 Secret Picture Productions Pty. Ltd.
Greater Union Film Distributors and The Australian Film Commission present a Secret Picture Productions film
Produced by: Michael Thornhill
Written by: John Aitken
Story Consultant: Raymond Purvis
Director of Photography: Russell Boyd
Film Editor: Sara Bennett
Music by: Cameron Allan
Sound Recordist: Ken Hammond
Special Wardrobe Designs Created by: Kristian Fredrikson
Make-up Supervisor: Liz Michie
Hairstyles by: Lloyd Lomas
Art Director: Jane Norris

Arthur Dignam (Dr Beverley Adams)
Rufus Collins (Bob)
Nell Campbell (Kym)
Andrew Sharp (Steve)
Kate Fitzpatrick (Rachel)
Barry Lovett (old timer)
Marion Johns (shop-keeper)
Jude Kuring (shop assistant)
Sally Cahill (girl outside shop)
Colin Setches (boy outside shop)

Alternative Titles

Secret of Paradise



  • The Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Horror by Phil Hardy (ed.) p.318
  • Australian Film 1900-1977: A Guide to Feature Film Production by Andrew Pike and Ross Cooper p.390 – illustrated credits, synopsis
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films II by Donald C. Willis p.378