Taste of Fear

  • Film
  • Thrillers
An above-par Hammer thriller, scripted by Jimmy Sangster and brazenly plagiarising Clouzot's Les Diaboliques as wheelchair-bound Strasberg arrives to visit her father on the Riviera, believes she sees his corpse (more than once), but is told that he's away on a trip. The plotting is very contrived indeed, but thanks partly to Douglas Slocombe's camerawork and to taut, shock-cut editing, Holt manages a tour de force of brooding, genuinely unsettling atmosphere.

Release details

Duration: 81 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Seth Holt
Screenwriter: Jimmy Sangster
Cast: Susan Strasberg
Ann Todd
Ronald Lewis
Christopher Lee
Leonard Sachs
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