Schizo (1976 film)

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"Schizo" poster.jpg
U.S. poster (1977)
Directed by Pete Walker
Produced by Pete Walker
Written by David McGillivray
Starring Lynne Frederick
John Leyton
Stephanie Beacham
John Fraser
Music by Stanley Myers
Cinematography Peter Jessop
Release date
11 November 1976 (UK)
Running time
109 min
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Schizo is a 1976 slasher film directed by Pete Walker and starring Lynne Frederick.[1][2]


When figure skater Samantha Gray (Lynne Frederick) gets married to businessman Alan Falconer (John Leyton), a sinister man from her past, William Haskin (Jack Watson) starts stalking her, making her depressed. Then the grisly murders start.[3]


Critical reception[edit]

Time Out wrote: "Walker and writer David McGillivray's most ambitious project to date attempts to shake off the low-budget horror/exploitation tag with a move into more up-market psychological suspense. If the formula is threadworn - a trail of victimisation, sexual paranoia, and murder in the wake of the heroine's wedding - at least some effort is made to locate it (rich middle class London). But things collapse disastrously in the second half. Caught between sending itself up and taking itself seriously, the film ends closer to the silliness of Francis Durbridge than to the menace of Alfred Hitchcock."[4]


The film was made in London in 1976.


  1. ^ Jason Buchanan. "Schizo (1976)". Allmovie. Retrieved 18 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "Schizo". BFI. 
  3. ^ "Fantastic Movie Musings & Ramblings - SCHIZO (1976)". 2012-11-20. Retrieved 2014-03-04. 
  4. ^ "Schizo | review, synopsis, book tickets, showtimes, movie release date | Time Out London". Retrieved 2014-03-04. 

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