The original British slasher film from 1971, Fright was directed by Peter Collinson (The Italian Job, Straight on Till Morning), and stars Honor Blackman (Goldfinger), Susan George (Straw Dogs), Ian Bannen (The Flight of the Phoenix), George Cole and Dennis Waterman (Minder).
Young babysitter Amanda (Susan George) arrives at the Lloyd residence (Honor Blackman and George Cole) to spend the evening looking after their young son. Soon after the Lloyds leave, a series of frightening occurrences in the gloomy old house have Amanda’s nerves on edge. The real terror begins, however, when the child’s biological father appears after recently escaping from a nearby mental institution. Pre-dating the release of Halloween by seven years, Fright was the groundbreaker for the ‘terrorized babysitter’ variation of the ‘home invasion’ horror genre.
For the 2019 restoration of Fright, STUDIOCANAL went back to the original camera negative which was scanned and restored in 4K to produce a brand new HD master.