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Demons of the Mind

  • Film

Time Out says

Sykes' first feature, an exotic Wildean horror story, visually as extravagant and tantalising as a decadent painting: rose petals drop lightly over corpses, an emaciated and incestuous brother and sister communicate through a keyhole dividing their sickrooms, a father hunts and shoots his children in the woods. These are some of the surreal fragments around which the plot revolves, and the script by Christopher Wicking is a striking attempt to introduce new themes and ideas to British horror. Badly let down, though, by some grotesque overacting, notably from Hardy, who sabotages a key role by playing it as cod Shakespeare.
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Release Details

  • Duration:89 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Peter Sykes
  • Screenwriter:Christopher Wicking
  • Cast:
    • Paul Jones
    • Gillian Hills
    • Robert Hardy
    • Michael Hordern
    • Patrick Magee
    • Shane Briant
    • Yvonne Mitchell
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