Taste of Fear

Film, Thrillers

Time Out says

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

81 mins

Cast and crew

Seth Holt
Jimmy Sangster
Susan Strasberg
Ann Todd
Ronald Lewis
Christopher Lee
Leonard Sachs