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      Fright

      PG 1971 1h 27m Horror List
      Reviews 39% Audience Score 250+ Ratings An English baby sitter (Susan George) is terrorized by her friend's (Honor Blackman) ex-husband (Ian Bannen), escaped from an asylum. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Anton Bitel Little White Lies an early precursor to the home invasion thriller... Fright is more psychological melodrama than slasher... and by the end is a piece of history soon forgotten. Dec 1, 2010 Full Review Read all reviews

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      tim s "Fright" is definitely one of the first home invasion, baby sitter slasher movies. Starring a young Susan George and equally young Dennis Waterman, the British well known cast bring to life a disturbing story of a maniac intent on taking a young child from his home. "Fright" has some really creepy moments, particularly when Amanda, ( Susan George ) the babysitter, is alone in the house with the young child. The fear experienced by Amanda is conveyed to the audience with the use of some really good cinematography and sounds.  Although surpassed by more modern films in the slasher , home invasion genre "Fright" is still an atmospheric, disturbing movie that is a very enjoyable watch. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Fright, Is An Early Take On The Home Invasion Thrillers Which Became Popular In The Years Following This Release. Although Original For It's Time It's A Piece Of Horror Thriller Which Can Be Easily Forgotten But One That Can Be Watched A Number Of Times As It Is Entertaining. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member another let's get the baby sitter tale Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member The thing about 70s thrillers is despite the more cheesy elements they still have the capacity to entertain and this film is a real gem of that period. Director Peter Collinson is best known for the Italian Job and here he cratfs a neat little thriller with a nice line in nasty and some terrific performances from its main cast. Susan George plays Amanda a baby sitter who is left alone to look after a couples young son. Trouble is the wifes Ex husband has just escaped from an Asylum and is turning up to wreak terror on all those involved. Ian Bannen gives an outstanding performance as the over the edge Brian ,one minute he is calm and cool the next a goggle eyed maniac ,Collinson uses his camera and these two central performances to ratchet everything up to 11 . Honor Blackman is good too as the distressed wife and George Cole and Dennis Waterman apear although thier is only gallows humour on display here. An unlike some thrillers the ending is suprisingly downbeat for its time ,i f you like Brit thrillers you could do a lot worse than seeking this winner out. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/23/23 Full Review Audience Member One of the first in its genre; old gothic house, hot baby-sitter, killer on the loose, etc. Looked promising to begin with but then some pretty awful over-acting going on there. Not a brilliant script but well directed. Great quote here - Killer: "If you try and get in, I'll kill 'em!" Roger Lloyd Pack: "Shall we still try and get in the back, Serge(Sgt)?" So typical of him :D Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Audience Member Nicely done proto-slasher, with amplified but diegetic environmental sounds, an effective corpse reveal, and a lot of contextually fun overacting by the primary cast. The gender and generational elements are interesting, as they initially cause and prolong conflict but finally resolve what the police can not. Camerawork is period stylish, with a lot of Dutch angles in addition to genre zooms and claustrophobic pans throughout the cluttered old manor. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis An English baby sitter (Susan George) is terrorized by her friend's (Honor Blackman) ex-husband (Ian Bannen), escaped from an asylum.
      Director
      Peter Collinson
      Producer
      Harry Fine, Michael Style
      Rating
      PG
      Genre
      Horror
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Oct 4, 2019
      Runtime
      1h 27m
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