Fear in the Night

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  • PG
  • 1947
  • 1 hr 12 min
  • 5.9  (2,350)

"Fear in the Night" is a suspenseful psychological thriller from 1972 that follows the unsettling experiences of a young woman named Peggy Heller, played by Judy Geeson. The film begins with Peggy experiencing vivid nightmares and waking up in terror, unsure of what she dreamed about. These nightmares progressively get worse and lead Peggy to believe that she's being haunted by a mysterious figure.

Suffering from a nervous breakdown, Peggy seeks the help of her fiancé, Robert Heller, played by Ralph Bates, who is a school teacher. Robert tries to comfort Peggy and calm her nerves, but her fears begin to escalate when she discovers curious items in their home that don't belong to them. Soon after, Peggy gets a job at a local art school where she meets her attractive new boss, Molly Carmichael, played by Joan Collins. Peggy confides in Molly about her fears and nightmares, but Molly seems to know more than she's letting on.

As Peggy's nightmares start to merge with reality, she uncovers a deception that threatens her sanity and even her life. Fearful and confused, Peggy decides to investigate and uncover the truth behind her unexplainable experiences. The climax of the movie features a dramatic confrontation between Peggy and Molly, as Peggy unearths a reality that she was not prepared for.

"Fear in the Night" is a classic psychological thriller that keeps the viewer on edge throughout the film. The story is superbly crafted and provides a mystery that leads up to the shocking climax. The performances by the cast are excellent. Judy Geeson is exceptional in portraying the vulnerable and fragile Peggy, while Joan Collins is equally impressive in her role as the deceptively cunning Molly. The chemistry between the two characters provides a tension that adds to the suspense of the film. Ralph Bates provides a solid performance as Robert, the supportive but perplexed fiancé.

The film's setting is perfect for a thriller- with its isolated houses and eerie landscapes. Robert Baker, the film's director, skillfully uses a variety of camera techniques to capture the suspense and terror of Peggy's experience. The eerie and haunting score by Douglas Gamley adds an extra layer to the film, complementing the story's unsettling mood.

Overall, "Fear in the Night" is a gripping psychological thriller that is sure to keep viewers enthralled until the very end. It is an intense and suspenseful gem of the 1970s, showcasing a fantastic combination of mystery and horror.

Fear in the Night is a 1947 mystery with a runtime of 1 hour and 12 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.9.

Fear in the Night
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    1 hr 12 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    5.9  (2,350)