Mary Poppins Returns
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There's some influence from the burgeoning giallo films, but here done with a drab, autumnal early '70s British approach, which is actually interesting.
Geeson is impressive in a role which requires her to show weakness and mental fragility yet still keep viewers identifying with her.
The story was constructed in too much of a mechanical way to excite me.
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.
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.
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