Being band updates - as well as sleaze, disturb, and stupid crap.
Tuesday, 7 October 2014
Scream of Fear, AKA Taste of Fear (1961). This
1961 Hammer thriller is difficult to discuss. Like Hitchcock's
"Psycho", it's full of surprises. Suffice it to say, it concerns a woman
who travels to her rich father's spooky house near Cannes. Creepy
Christopher Lee shows up with a French accent.
The female protagonist uses a wheelchair, which is unusual enough in
2014, but must have seemed very odd indeed at the time (prejudice and
accessibility are even discussed). Beautifully shot and lit, almost
noir, and with some genuine good acting by Susan Strasberg. 7.5/10