Fright (1956)

FRIGHT (1956)
Article #162 by Dave Sindelar
Viewing date: 8-25-2001
Posting date: 1-8-2002

A physician who uses a form of hypnosis finds himself dealing with a woman who is the reincarnation of the mistress of a German prince. When the mistress takes over the woman completely, he tries to find a way to cure her.

Though I wouldn’t exactly call this movie a classic, I think it’s the best movie of W. Lee Wilder’s that I’ve seen to date. Though he’s mostly known for his science fiction movies ( THE SNOW CREATURE, KILLERS FROM SPACE and PHANTOM FROM SPACE), I’ve always found these movies to be poorly constructed and filled with uninteresting characters; in this one, the characters show greater development, which is essential, as character drives this story. There’s a few other movies of his that I will be catching before I finish this project, and I’m a little curious as to what I’ll find. I’m not going to be overly hopeful, though: I’ve not heard good things about THE OMEGANS or the one about the head of Nostradamus.

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