1972 Fear in the Night

Fear in the Night - 1972

A Hammer production released through MGM-EMI Film Distributors Limited Copyright MCMLXXlI Hammer Film Productions Limited - All rights reserved

MPAA Approved Certificate No.23162

The characters and incident' portrayed and the names, used herein are fictitios, and any similarity to the name, character, or history of any person is entirely accidental and unintentional 

RCA Sound System

Made at Elstree Studios Hertfordshire, England 

89 mins



No one believes pretty young newlywed Peggy Heller when she says she has been attacked in her room by a mysterious assailant, a man with an artificial arm; after all, she has just recovered from a nervous breakdown and is still a bit jittery. Her husband, Robert, takes her to their new home in the grounds of the school where he has taken a new job. There, she meets his boss, the headmaster, and is horrified to see that he has a false arm!

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Production Supervisor Roy Skeggs
Art Director Don Picton
Editor Peter Weatherley, GBFE
Production Manager Christopher Neame
Assistant Director Ted Morley
Sound Recordist Claude Hitchcock
Sound Editor Roy Hyde, GBFE
Continuity Gladys Goldsmith
Make-up Bill Partleton
Hairdresser Helen Lennox
Wardrobe Supervisor Rosemary Burrows
Construction Manager Bill Greene
Set Dresser Penny Struthers
Casting Director James Liggat
Dubbing Recordist Dennis Whitlock
Recording Director Tony Lumkin
Camera Operator Neil Binney
Director of Photography Arthur Grant
Music Composed by John McCabe
Musical Supervisor Philip Martell
Screenplay by Jimmy Sangster and Michael Syson
Produced and Directed by Jimmy Sangster


Peggy Judy Geeson
Molly Joan Collins
Robert Ralph Bates
Michael, the Headmaster Peter Cushing
Mrs Beamish Gillian Lind
Doctor James Cossins
and with Brian Grellis and John Brown


This is the last Hammer film for which Jimmy Sangster receives a credit. He later moved to America to continue his writing career there.
 Superstar sex symbol Joan Collins' other stabs at horror include Amicus's "Tales from the Crypt" (1972, with Peter Cushing) and "Tales that Witness Madness" (1973); both films were directed by Freddie Francis.
 Judy Geeson had previously been in Herman Cohen's grisly horror film "Berserk!" (1967, starring Joan Crawford).

Details were complied viewing the actual film. 
Source of viewing copy - The Hammer Graveyard Collection