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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Screenplay by
Produced and Directed by 

Roy Skeggs
Don Picton
Peter Weatherley, GBFE
Christopher Neame
Ted Morley
Claude Hitchcock
Roy Hyde, GBFE
Gladys Goldsmith
Bill Partleton
Helen Lennox
Rosemary Burrows
Bill Greene
Penny Struthers
James Liggat
Dennis Whitlock
Tony Lumkin
Neil Binney
Arthur Grant
John McCabe
Philip Martell
Jimmy Sangster and Michael Syson
Jimmy Sangster


Michael, the Headmaster
Mrs Beamish
and with

Judy Geeson
Joan Collins
Ralph Bates
Peter Cushing
Gillian Lind
James Cossins
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