Fear in the Night (Dynasty of Fear) (Honeymoon of Fear)


Fear in the Night (Dynasty of Fear) (Honeymoon of Fear) (1972)




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Peter Cushing took time off from his Frankenstein and Dracula duties to star in the standard-issue melodrama Fear in the Night. Cushing plays Michael Carmichael, the headmaster of a private school, where Robert Heller (Ralph Bates) is engaged as an instructor. Heller also indulges in extracurricular activities of an amorous nature with Carmichael's wanton wife, Molly (Joan Collins). Teacher and errant wife plot to drive Heller's wife (Judy Geeson) insane and thus induce her to kill Carmichael, thereby removing all roadblocks to Molly's happiness.


John Bown
as 1st Policeman
Judy Geeson
as Peggy Heller
Joan Collins
as Molly Carmichael
Ralph Bates
as Robert Heller
Peter Cushing
as Michael Carmichael
Gillian Lind
as Mrs. Beamish
John Brown
as 1st Policeman
Brian Grellis
as 2nd Policeman
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Critic Reviews for Fear in the Night (Dynasty of Fear) (Honeymoon of Fear)

All Critics (4)

There's some influence from the burgeoning giallo films, but here done with a drab, autumnal early '70s British approach, which is actually interesting.

Nov 16, 2017 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Geeson is impressive in a role which requires her to show weakness and mental fragility yet still keep viewers identifying with her.

Nov 3, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The story was constructed in too much of a mechanical way to excite me.

May 5, 2015 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Fear in the Night (Dynasty of Fear) (Honeymoon of Fear)

Fear in the Night was a slow-starting almost paint-by-numbers Hammer film from the 70s. Its got that patented look that Hammer was famous for and hell, Peter Cushing even showed up for a few scenes in a pivotal role. The problem is that Fear in the Night was so dry and sparse that by the time they got to the actual action it was a case of too little, too late. It wasn't a horrible movie, but having to look at Judy Geeson's face and all the stupid looks it made for an hour while you waited for something to happen was pretty damn tortuous. Not Hammer's finest moment but not their worst either.

Michael Gildea
Michael Gildea

Super Reviewer

I don't know why this has been lumped in with a Fear Factory DVD (same title maybe?), this is the Hammer thriller with Joan Collins and Peter Cushing. The film itself is pretty decent, but once you know the twist it becomes a bit predictable.

Kylie B
Kylie B

Super Reviewer

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