Frightmare (1974)

Frightmare (1974)

Country: UK

Director: Peter Walker

Main Stars: Rupert Davis, Sheila Keith, Deborah Fairfax, Kim Butcher

Storyline: Sisters try to deal with their parent’s cannibal past

MV5BMjE1NTUxMTY3NF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNDM4NzIzMQ@@._V1_SY317_CR4,0,214,317_AL_Review (Spoils): Edmond (Rupert Davis) and Dorothy (Sheila Keith) Yates lose their children because they have a past of cannibalism. Oldest daughter Jackie (Deborah Fairfax) helps them cope as they are now released from the asylum but younger sister Debbie (Kim Butcher) believes them to be dead. Has Dorothy gone back to her wicked ways and how far does the apple fall from the tree?

This film is done totally different than any other cannibal film. It is set with family relationships, loyalty and even some gruesome effects. The family has a past and what is more important family or the law? The acting is very well done by all three leading ladies. We have the soft spoken but insane Sheila Keith, the loyal but yet rule barring older sister Deborah Fairfax and the perfect confused young teenage sister Kim Butcher. Hats off for all three in this film as they hold it together.

We have drills, fireplace pokers, pitch forks and lots of head blows and blood. Lots of raw meat, some brains and even some great card reading. The male counter parts struggle in the film but the ladies hold it together.

Rating: For some odd reason this film has bad rates but to me it holds as a special gem of horror for me. I keep coming back to it because it is so different then other films of the cannibal topic. Deborah Fairfax and Kim Butcher are gorgeous and they play their own characters to a tee. I personally love this film and always throw it on every few years. Well done Peter Walker and cheers!

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7/10 Beers!



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