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

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

Jan 15, 2010

Audience Reviews for Fright

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.

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