Terror in the Shadows

Terror in the Shadows

William A Graham (1995)

PG Certificate


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This thriller is an effective if somewhat extravagant excursion into The Hand That Rocks the Cradle territory, except this time it's a disturbed mum rather than a nanny. Marcy Walker plays a woman institutionalised after murdering her child's adoptive mother, the wife of Leigh J McCloskey. The youngster also died in the attack, but Walker refuses to believe that, and when she escapes she immediately tracks down McCloskey, who now has a new wife (Genie Francis) and son (Jacob Loyst). The plot defies logic as Walker evades the police with ease and actually takes up residence, undetected, in McCloskey's home, à la Gary Busey in Hider in the House, but director William Graham manages to inject a few shocks along the way.


A man's idyllic family life is shattered by the revelation that the deranged killer of his first wife has escaped from a mental institution and is out for revenge. Thriller, starring Genie Francis, Leigh J McCloskey and Victoria Wyndham.

Cast & Crew

Christine Hellman Marcy Walker
Sarah Williams Genie Francis
Alex Williams Leigh McCloskey
Kay Nealy Victoria Wyndham
Detective Alonso Mark Damon Espinoza
Brian Williams Jacob Loyst
Director William A Graham
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Contains violence.