The Psychopath

The Psychopath


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The Psychopath

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: 02/21/2014
UPC: 0799975712840
Original Release: 1966
Source: Desert Island Films
Time: 1:22:00
Sales rank: 5,172

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 -- The Psychopath
1. Chapter 1
2. Chapter 2
3. Chapter 3
4. Chapter 4
5. Chapter 5
6. Chapter 6
7. Chapter 7
8. Chapter 8
9. Chapter 9
10. Chapter 10
11. Chapter 11
12. Chapter 12
13. Chapter 13

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