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Fear in the Dark (1991)

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Credited cast:
Dario Argento ... Himself
Clive Barker ... Himself
Saul Bass ... Himself
Robert Bloch ... Himself
John Carpenter ... Himself
Wes Craven ... Himself
William Friedkin ... Himself
James Herbert ... Himself
Christopher Lee ... Narrator
John McNaughton ... Himself
Julian Petley ... Himself
Barbara Steele ... Herself
Glen Wilson Glen Wilson ... Himself (as Dr. Glen Wilson)
Brian Yuzna ... Himself
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A spine chilling study of the history of horror film


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UK | USA

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Italian | English

Also Known As:

Skräcken i mörkret See more »

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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A clip from Mother's Day of Tiana Pierce with blonde braided pigtails stabbing someone with an electric carving knife is mistakenly credited to the horror documentary Don't Scream: It's Only a Movie!, perhaps partly because Mother's Day was featured in Don't Scream: It's Only a Movie!. See more »

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John Carpenter: Fear is the most powerful emotion in the human race and fear of the unknown is probably the most ancient, so you're dealing with stuff that everybody's felt from being little babies: we're frightened of the dark, we're frightened of what we don't know about; and if you're making a horror film you get to play with the audience's feelings.
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References Killer Bees (1974) See more »

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Frightening and insightful.
7 January 2004 | by MatthewPaul85See all my reviews

This documentary was acquired by yours truly through a video rental store nearly a decade ago and it scared the hell out of me. It coaxed me to watch the various films it discussed like THE EXORCIST, PSYCHO, TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, and more! A couple months ago, I bought an original copy of this rare gem off of EBAY. This was a wonderfully crafted documentary that surely satisfied fans before 100 YEARS OF HORROR came along. Christopher Lee narrating was nice and we are given surprisngly a lot of screen time for Robert Bloch and other masters of the craft, musing about the meaning of fear and how film achieves the goal of scaring and haunting us. If you can track it down, kudos! Meanwhile, I'm going to see whether or not I can't undertake a restoration of this gem. But, that's another story.


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