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Title: Frightmare (Pete Walker, 1974)
Post by: Paul on 19 Jul 2007 - 08:42
Last night I saw Pete Walker’s FRIGHTMARE from 1974 – a horror thriller that spends a fair amount of its modest running time establishing its characters and constructing an intriguing plot. I’ve only seen a couple of Walker’s other films – THE COMEBACK and SCHIZO. Suffice to say, FRIGHTMARE is good, solid British horror and enjoyable enough for me to accelerate some of the other Walker films I have up my “to watch pile”.
Title: Re: Frightmare (Pete Walker, 1974)
Post by: paperbag on 19 Jul 2007 - 09:37
I love it, it's probably my favourite horror movie and Sheila Keiths performance is amazing.
Title: Re: Frightmare (Pete Walker, 1974)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 19 Jul 2007 - 11:00
HOUSE OF WHIPCORD is a goodie too.
Title: Re: Frightmare (Pete Walker, 1974)
Post by: Paul on 19 Jul 2007 - 12:34
HOUSE OF WHIPCORD is a goodie too.

I was toying with the idea of watching that tonight, along with HOUSE OF MORTAL SIN/CONFESSIONAL MURDERS.

Title: Re: Frightmare (Pete Walker, 1974)
Post by: IL COMMISSARIO on 19 Jul 2007 - 23:03
Saw this first on TV years ago under the title ONCE UPON A FRIGHTMARE then later rented it under just FRIGHTMARE. I couldn't get into it although I should buy the Walker box set as I've always wanted to see FLESH & BLOOD SHOW. I could give FRIGHTMARE another go.
Title: Re: Frightmare (Pete Walker, 1974)
Post by: Paul on 20 Jul 2007 - 08:16
Is there a US Pete Walker box set? The UK set from Anchor Bay is very nice - it includes THE COMEBACK, FRIGHTMARE, HOUSE OF WHIPCORD, HOUSE OF MOTAL SIN (aka THE CONFESSIONAL MURDERS) and DIE SCREAMING MARIANNE.

THE FLESH AND BLOOD SHOW AND SCHIZO aren't available on UK DVD but are available in the US from Shreik Show and IMAGE, respectively.

Last night I saw HOUSE OF WHIPCORD which is another winner!
Title: Re: Frightmare (Pete Walker, 1974)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 20 Jul 2007 - 08:51
Is there a US Pete Walker box set?

No, but Shriek Show have got several titles available under the banner headline of 'The Pete Walker Collection'. They've also released HOME BEFORE MIDNIGHT which isn't available in the UK (it's not a horror film though but is still of interest if you like his horror films).
Title: Re: Frightmare (Pete Walker, 1974)
Post by: Paul on 20 Jul 2007 - 09:11
Is there a US Pete Walker box set?

No, but Shriek Show have got several titles available under the banner headline of 'The Pete Walker Collection'. They've also released HOME BEFORE MIDNIGHT which isn't available in the UK (it's not a horror film though but is still of interest if you like his horror films).

I never new HOME BEFORE MISNIGHT came out! I'll be having one of those! Cheers, Kev...
Title: Re: Frightmare (Pete Walker, 1974)
Post by: dr death on 20 Jul 2007 - 21:00
Frightmare and Death Line are the two best British Cannabal movies for my money. Come to think of it, have there been any other British Cannibal movies?  :-\
Title: Re: Frightmare (Pete Walker, 1974)
Post by: ecc on 08 Feb 2008 - 09:06
There's going to be a Shriek Show repackaging of HOUSE OF WHIPCORD, FRIGHTMARE, DIE SCREAMING MARIANNE, and FLESH AND BLOOD SHOW in a boxed set in April that I'll probably pick up (Xploited usually has MB/SS's boxed sets at cheap prices).  Its too bad that the ABUK and ported SS transfer of FRIGHTMARE apparently does not compare well to the excellent Image disc which had no extras but an incredible looks-like-it-was-made-yesterday transfer.
Title: Re: Frightmare (Pete Walker, 1974)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 08 Feb 2008 - 15:12
I didn't like Frightmare, i thought it was boring.
Title: Re: Frightmare (Pete Walker, 1974)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 08 Feb 2008 - 15:17
I don't like you any more.

It's my favourite of the Pete Walker films. It's a real grower.
Title: Re: Frightmare (Pete Walker, 1974)
Post by: Paul on 08 Feb 2008 - 15:18
Careful, Kev. You saw what happened to Kenny when he and Aarron didn't see eye to eye...
Title: Re: Frightmare (Pete Walker, 1974)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 08 Feb 2008 - 15:22
I don't like you any more.

It's my favourite of the Pete Walker films. It's a real grower.

I just couldn't get into it, it may be the only Walker film i have seen, i'm not sure.
Title: Re: Frightmare (Pete Walker, 1974)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 08 Feb 2008 - 15:32
Careful, Kev. You saw what happened to Kenny when he and Aarron didn't see eye to eye...

I'm made of stronger stuff than little Ken.
Title: Re: Frightmare (Pete Walker, 1974)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 08 Feb 2008 - 15:35
Careful, Kev. You saw what happened to Kenny when he and Aarron didn't see eye to eye...

I'm made of stronger stuff than little Ken.
I'm letting you off because your probably the only person on here who thought the same about Four flies (and cos your my mate).

Otherwise i'd be getting the next train to Cardiff ::)
Title: Re: Frightmare (Pete Walker, 1974)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 08 Feb 2008 - 15:44
Would you walk the remaining 43 miles to Swansea?
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Post by: MarcMorris on 08 Feb 2008 - 15:50
I've been into Walker's films for absolutely ages. You can imagine the fun we had doing the extras. It's just such a pity Sheila was too ill to participate. pete himself was great, and remembers just about everything. McGillivray I've known for years, and he was his usual witty self. The nice surprise however was getting Susan Penhaligon, who actually came to my flat where we filmed her. She lives not too far from here.  And Graham Duff was absolutely ace.

It would have been interesting had Walker filmed The Great Rock and Roll Swindle, which he was originally tipped to direct.
Title: Re: Frightmare (Pete Walker, 1974)
Post by: Paul on 08 Feb 2008 - 15:51
It's a shame he's more interested in property than films, now. Then again, it would probably be a nightmare for him to make films the way he did back then.
Title: Re: Frightmare (Pete Walker, 1974)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 08 Feb 2008 - 15:53

It would have been interesting had Walker filmed The Great Rock and Roll Swindle, which he was originally tipped to direct.

Not really. The film he was going to make was A STAR IS DEAD, which was an entirely different film than the SWINDLE.
Title: Re: Frightmare (Pete Walker, 1974)
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 08 Feb 2008 - 15:58
It's a shame he's more interested in property than films, now.
Didn't he own a load of cinemas somewhere?
Title: Re: Frightmare (Pete Walker, 1974)
Post by: Jonny on 08 Feb 2008 - 16:00
I think he only had a handful of cinemas, maybe less than half a dozen if I remember correctly. Saw it mentioned in a trade mag years ago, I imagine he's sold them all off long ago though.
Title: Re: Frightmare (Pete Walker, 1974)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 08 Feb 2008 - 16:06
Would you walk the remaining 43 miles to Swansea?
???
 ::)
Title: Re: Frightmare (Pete Walker, 1974)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 08 Feb 2008 - 16:07
I think he only had a handful of cinemas, maybe less than half a dozen if I remember correctly. Saw it mentioned in a trade mag years ago, I imagine he's sold them all off long ago though.

As far as I know he's still got them.