A good little Hammer movie once in a while can't harm you. uses to say my doctor who happens to be a cinephile. As I'm conciliatory and always ready to discover new medical treatments, I've just watched this little pearl shot between a Dracula and a Frankenstein in the early 60's. Believe me or not, Hannibal (that's my doctor's first name. I can't help it) was right! Scream of Fear saved my day. Recommended.
This film definitely invokes the same type of fear and paranoia that is seen in "Diabolique". This story is seemingly more simple, but it is just as complex. It moves quickly, and the last 20 minutes will you have you on edge. I have never heard of this film before seeing it play on TCM and it seems quite underrated. This Hitckcockian thriller needs to be seen by all horror fans.
Felt like I was inside a dream. And as with most dreams, anxiety prevails. Further proof that cinema is at its most gripping when it casts a hypnotic spell. Douglas Slocombe's photography is outstanding.