Fright (1972)





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In this violent, grim thriller, a baby-sitter's routine job turns out to be anything but when she and her young charge are terrorized by an escaped mental patient who bursts in and holds them hostage. He claims to be the three-year-old boy's father and has come to murder his ex-wife. Meanwhile to stall for time until the cops can save them, the baby-sitter seduces the fugitive father. A deadly stand-off ensues when the cops finally surround the place and he begins threatening to slice the throats of the girl and his son. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi
Horror , Mystery & Suspense
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Ian Bannen
as Brian
Susan George
as Amanda
John Gregson
as Dr. Cordell
Ned Glass
as Taxi Driver
Michael Brennan
as Police Sergeant
Maurice Kaufmann
as Police Inspector
Roger Lloyd Pack
as Constable
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Critic Reviews for Fright

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more psychological melodrama than slasher.. Fright is a piece of history soon forgotten.

January 15, 2010
Little White Lies

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Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy Film Review Database

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Full Review… | April 4, 2011
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | March 16, 2011
Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy Film Review Database

Peter Collinson's Fright--another tepid horror film from England.

Full Review… | September 26, 2002
Mike Bracken's Horror Films

Audience Reviews for Fright


FRIGHT is a typical example of early 70s British horror. A girl alone. A big country house. A secret. Spooky first half held together by the always game and slutty Susan George. Then the reveal and struggle goes on for another 45 minutes. Far too long but always fun to watch George who starred in some true classics including STRAW DOGS, DIRTY MARY CRAZY LARRY, and the absolutely heinous MANDINGO.

Michael Lupetin
Michael Lupetin

Susan George is Amanda, a shapely babysitter whom a couple (Honor Blackman, George Cole) hire to watch their three-year-old son. What Amanda doesn't know is that the child's birth father is a murderous nut who just escaped from a mental institution. Sounds like she may earn a generous tip before the night is through. The plot of "Fright" ("There's a killer in the house!") couldn't be more tired, but it's a well-made, well-acted film for what it is, and the script does an admirable job of finding excuses for George to run around with her sweater unbuttoned.

Eric Broome
Eric Broome

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