Edmund and Dorothy Yates are freed after fifteen years in an asylum. Edmund covers up for his wife who is a murderer and a cannibal and Dorothy's daughter Debbie and stepdaughter Jackie, who live apart from them, may or may not have inherited her appetites. Dorothy has started to kill again...
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Dare you see the film that shocked the critics?
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Did You Know?
The film that the hero and heroine go to see on their date is La Grande Bouffe
(1973), which deals with characters who set out to eat themselves to death - a touch of ironic humor in view of the plot of "Frightmare." However, the dialogue we hear is not from "La Grande Bouffe but from Pete Walker
's previous film, House of Whipcord
(1974). See more
When Jackie drives to her father and stepmother's house, she sits on the right-hand side of the car (as is normal in the UK). But when she drives back, the footage is the exact mirror of the drive there, with her sitting on the left. See more
They said she was well again! They said she was well...
The UK cinema version was cut by the BBFC to edit the pitchfork murder, shots of blood dripping from Delia's mouth during the poker murder, and a closeup of Graham's mutilated face. The cuts were restored in the 1995 Redemption video release. See more