6.0/10
1,452
36 user 40 critic

Fear in the Night (1972)

PG | | Horror, Thriller | October 1974 (USA)
A young woman recovering from a nervous breakdown moves with her husband to a boys' school, and finds herself being terrorized by a mysterious one-armed man, but nobody believes her.

Director:

Jimmy Sangster

Writers:

Jimmy Sangster (screen-play), Michael Syson (screen-play)
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A timid, withdrawn woman meets a man she believes is finally the love of her life, unaware that he is a vicious serial killer.

Director: Peter Collinson
Stars: Rita Tushingham, Shane Briant, James Bolam
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A physician discovers that two children are being kept virtually imprisoned in their house by their father. He investigates, and discovers a web of sex, incest, and Satanic possession.

Director: Peter Sykes
Stars: Robert Hardy, Shane Briant, Gillian Hills
Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Scientist Victor Frankenstein builds a man from spare body parts; the monster comes alive and wreaks havoc.

Director: Jimmy Sangster
Stars: Ralph Bates, Kate O'Mara, Veronica Carlson
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A Victorian scientist tests a serum that transforms him into a sensuous murderess.

Director: Roy Ward Baker
Stars: Ralph Bates, Martine Beswick, Gerald Sim
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

An archaeological expedition brings back to London the coffin of an Egyptian queen known for her magical powers. Her spirit returns in the form of a young girl and strange things start to happen.

Directors: Seth Holt, Michael Carreras
Stars: Andrew Keir, Valerie Leon, James Villiers
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

An American occult novelist battles to save the soul of a young girl from a group of Satanists, led by an excommunicated priest, who plan on using her as the representative of the Devil on Earth.

Director: Peter Sykes
Stars: Richard Widmark, Christopher Lee, Honor Blackman
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

In 1830, forty years to the day since the last manifestation of their dreaded vampirism, the Karnstein heirs use the blood of an innocent to bring forth the evil that is the beautiful ... See full summary »

Director: Jimmy Sangster
Stars: Barbara Jefford, Ralph Bates, Suzanna Leigh
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A young man, Paul Carlson, is on a trip and spends the night at Count Dracula's castle. He is murdered. After some time has passed, the young man's brother Simon comes to the small town ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Ward Baker
Stars: Christopher Lee, Dennis Waterman, Jenny Hanley
Maniac (1963)
Crime | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

An American painter has an affair with a bar owner in a French village and agrees to help her murderer husband escape from a prison for the criminally insane.

Director: Michael Carreras
Stars: Kerwin Mathews, Nadia Gray, Donald Houston
Crime | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Three trustees of the Van Traylen fund have died during the last few months in deaths looking like suicides. However, after a mysterious bus accident involving the last three trustees and ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Sasdy
Stars: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Diana Dors
The Skull (1965)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A collector comes into possession of the skull of the Marquis de Sade and learns it is possessed by an evil spirit.

Director: Freddie Francis
Stars: Peter Cushing, Patrick Wymark, Jill Bennett
The Witches (1966)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Following a horrifying experience with the occult in Africa, a schoolteacher moves to a small English village, only to discover that black magic resides there as well.

Director: Cyril Frankel
Stars: Joan Fontaine, Kay Walsh, Alec McCowen
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Judy Geeson ... Peggy Heller
Joan Collins ... Molly Carmichael
Ralph Bates ... Robert Heller
Peter Cushing ... The Headmaster / Michael Carmichael
James Cossins ... The Doctor
Gillian Lind ... Mrs. Beamish
Brian Grellis Brian Grellis ... 2nd Policeman
John Bown John Bown ... 1st Policeman
Edit

Storyline

In London, twenty-two year-old Peggy Heller (Judy Geeson) meets and marries school teacher Robert Heller (Ralph Bates) after recovering from a nervous breakdown. Robert works in the countryside in a private school owned by headmaster Michael Carmichael (Peter Cushing), who is married to Molly Carmichael (Dame Joan Collins). On the eve of moving to the country with her husband, Peggy spends the night at the boarding house of Mrs. Beamish (Gillian Lind) and is attacked by a man with a mechanical arm in her room. Mrs. Beamish calls the doctor, but they do not believe Peggy. The next morning, she heads with Robert to the country and moves into the cottage in the school. Soon, Peggy is attacked by the same man, but Robert does not believe her. Then she meets the Headmaster and realizes that he has a mechanical arm. What will happen next? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dynasty of Fear See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hammer Films See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

After Taste the Blood of Dracula (1970), The Horror of Frankenstein (1970), Lust for a Vampire (1971), and Dr Jekyll & Sister Hyde (1971), this was Ralph Bates' final Hammer movie. See more »

Quotes

Peggy Heller: Bob, I was attacked, I was! You don't believe me, do you?
Robert Heller: I believe you think you were attacked.
See more »

Connections

Featured in The World of Hammer: Hammer Stars: Peter Cushing (1994) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

After recovering from a nervous breakdown, a young woman goes to stay with her teacher-husband at a seedy British boys' school where further terrors await her.
14 September 2000 | by verna55See all my reviews

Often effective British thriller features a tip-top cast(Joan Collins, Peter Cushing, Ralph Bates, Judy Geeson), but suffers from a lack of originality as this is, for the most part, a rehash of similar motifs explored in earlier British horror films like PARANOIAC and NIGHTMARE, which themselves derived from the brilliant French thriller DIABOLIQUE. Still, the good outweighs the bad and there are plenty of nice, genuine jolts.


6 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 36 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed