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
Release dates
May 1966
Running time
82 min.
Country United Kingdom
Language English

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


A police inspector investigates a string of murders where the victims have dolls attached to their bodies. The trail soon leads to one Mrs. Von Sturm, who knows a set of dark secrets that may hold the key to the murders.



The film was originally known as Shizo. 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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