The Psychopath

The Psychopath

Director: Freddie Francis Cast: Patrick Wymark, Margaret Johnston, John Standing

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Overview

Though scripted by Psycho author Robert Bloch, this is neither a sequel nor a variant on the Alfred Hitchcock classic. Instead, we are presented with a more subdued British version of an Italian "giallo" thriller, as interpreted by acclaimed director Freddie Francis. The plot involves a pattern of grisly murders whose perpetrator leaves a small doll by the body of each victim. The plot thickens as police eventually link each of the victims to the lost fortune of a German tycoon, whose dirty business dealings were uncovered shortly after World War II; what seems at first to be the work of a single revenge-minded maniac hints at a wider-reaching and more devious plot. Bloch's script, though lean and filled with surprises, is a bit too overloaded with manipulative twists, red herrings, and futile attempts to outdo Psycho's manic intensity, but Francis still builds sufficient momentum to keep viewers on the edge of their seats.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/10/2018
UPC: 0738329226770
Original Release: 1966
Rating: NR
Source: Kl Studio Classics
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:22:00
Sales rank: 40,185

Special Features

Audio Commentary by film historian Troy Howarth; Original Theatrical Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Patrick Wymark Inspector Holloway
Margaret Johnston Mrs. von Sturm
John Standing Mark von Sturm
Alexander Knox Frank Saville
Judy Huxtable Louise Saville
Don Borisenko Donald Loftis
Colin Gordon Dr. Glyn
Thorley Walters Martin Roth
Robert Crewdson Victor Ledoux
Tim Barrett Morgan
Frank Forsyth Tucker
Olive Gregg Mary
Harold Lang Briggs
John Harvey Reinhardt Klermer
Peter Diamond Actor

Technical Credits
Freddie Francis Director
Robert Bloch Screenwriter
Jill Carpenter Makeup
Bill Constable Art Director
Oswald Hafenrichter Editor
Elisabeth Lutyens Score Composer
Philip Martell Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Max Rosenberg Producer
Ted Samuels Special Effects
Milton Subotsky Producer
John Wilcox Cinematographer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Psychopath
1. Chapter 1 [12:29]
2. Chapter 2 [10:23]
3. Chapter 3 [8:38]
4. Chapter 4 [10:43]
5. Chapter 5 [11:25]
6. Chapter 6 [8:12]
7. Chapter 7 [11:25]
8. Chapter 8 [9:34]
9. Chapter 9 [:01]
1. Chapter 1 [2:35]
1. Chapter 1 [2:15]
1. Chapter 1 [1:55]
1. Chapter 1 [2:01]
2. Chapter 2 [:01]
1. Chapter 1 [2:42]
1. Chapter 1 [2:21]
2. Chapter 2 [:01]
1. Chapter 1 [2:30]

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