Taste of Fear ( Scream of Fear ) Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 7942

Average Rating: 2.8/4

# of Ratings: 6

Theatrical Release Date: 08/22/1961

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 10/14/2008

Language: English

Genre: Thriller, Horror

MPAA Rating: NR

Director: Seth Holt

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

Plot: 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 father’s 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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dukeakasmudge - wrote on 09/07/2011

Now thats what I call a HORROR movie!!!

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Bribaba - wrote on 05/03/2011

Seth Holt’s 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 he’s gone away when she arrives, so why does his dead body keep popping up everywhere? It’s a tale full of twists with potential spoilers at every turn, so I’ll leave it at that.

Unlike many British films this isn’t marred by poor performances from the supporting cast. Ronald Lewis as the chauffeur and Ann Todd as Penny’s step-mum are both excellent while Jimmy Sangster’s script ratchets up the tension, stretching credibility on occasion, But what really grabs the eye is Douglas Slocombe’s …

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