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Taste of Fear ( Scream of Fear ) (1961) Movie Information

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Seth Holt


Susan Strasberg
Christopher Lee
Ronald Lewis
Ann Todd
John Serret
Leonard Sachs





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Penny Appleby is a young girl who is confined to a wheelchair. Soon after she is sent home to live with her stepmother, she starts seeing her fatherís corpse around the premises. Despite the fact that she is convinced the visions are real, her stepfamily believes she is going crazy.

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Now thats what I call a HORROR movie!!!

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A taste worth acquiring

Seth Holtís thriller is arguably the best non horror-production to have come from Hammer. Its star Christopher Lee thought it their best film ever, irrespective of genre. Susan Strasberg is perfect as Penny, the fragile daughter returning for a reunion with her father. But apparently heís gone away when she arrives, so why does his dead body keep popping up everywhere? Itís a tale full of twists with potential spoilers at every turn, so Iíll leave it at that.

Unlike many British films this isnít marred by poor performances from the supporting cast. Ronald Lewis as the chauffeur and Ann Todd as Pennyís step-mum are both excellent while Jimmy Sangsterís script ratchets up the tension, stretching credibility on occasion, But what really grabs the eye is Douglas Slocombeís monochrome photo...

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