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Frightmare

Frightmare

Pete Walker (1974)

82min
18 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Reviled by critics, loved by gore-hounds, British exploitation director Pete (House of Whipcord) Walker's Home Counties version of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is a brutally effective shocker for all its cheap nastiness and graphic bloodletting. Walker regular Sheila Keith craves human flesh and her husband, Rupert Davies, looks on impotently as she pitchforks, axes and power drills the brains out of the local farming community lured to her cannibal domain by Tarot card readings. Morally twisted in Walker's signature way (he sardonically calls it "an everyday story of country folk"), and climaxing with a splatter-crazed downbeat twist, this bleak vision of the triumph of evil over good is a grisly, chilling and intense milestone in British horror cinema.

Summary

A woman faces the frightening prospect of meeting her cannibal parents on their release from prison, and things go from bad to worse when their arrival heralds a spate of grisly killings in the area. Horror, starring Rupert Davies, Sheila Keith and Deborah Fairfax.

Cast & Crew

Edmund Rupert Davies
Dorothy Sheila Keith
Jackie Deborah Fairfax
Graham Paul Greenwood
Debbie Kim Butcher
Merle Fiona Curzon
Robin Jon Yule
Lilian Trisha Mortimer
Director Pete Walker
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Guidance: Violence Available on: Available on video and DVD

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