The Psychopath

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The Psychopath
The Psychopath german poster.jpg
German poster
Directed by Freddie Francis
Produced by Max Rosenberg
Milton Subotsky
Written by Robert Bloch
Starring Patrick Wymark
Music by Elisabeth Lutyens
Cinematography John Wilcox
Edited by Oswald Hafenrichter
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date
  • May 20, 1966 (1966-05-20)
Running time
82 min.
Country United Kingdom
Language English

The Psychopath is a 1966 Technicolor film directed by Freddie Francis and written by Robert Bloch in Techniscope. It stars Patrick Wymark and Margaret Johnston.[1]


Police inspector Holloway (Patrick Wymark) investigates a string of murders where the victims have dolls attached to their bodies. The trail soon leads to a disabled German woman named Mrs. Von Sturm (Margaret Johnston), who knows a set of dark secrets that may hold the key to the murders.



The film was originally known as Schizo. Shooting started September 1965.[2]

The Psychopath was an attempt to capitalize on the success of Hammer Films' recent series of psychological thrillers, including Taste of Fear.[3]


The film was very popular in Europe, particularly Italy.[3]


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  2. ^ Ed. Allan Bryce, Amicus: The Studio That Dripped Blood, Stray Cat Publishing, 2000 p 40-42
  3. ^ a b Nathaniel Thompson, "The Psychopath", Turner Classic Movies accessed 23 February 2014

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