Terror (1978 film)
|Directed by||Norman J. Warren|
|Screenplay by||David McGillivray|
|Music by||Ivor Slaney|
|Edited by||Jim Elderton|
Crystal Film Productions
Royal ancestors are cursed by a witch burned at the stake during the Medieval era, and murders take place following the showing of a film based on the story.
- John Nolan ... James Garrick
- Carolyn Courage ... Ann Garrick
- James Aubrey ... Philip
- Sarah Keller ... Suzy
- Tricia Walsh ... Viv
- Glynis Barber ... Carol Tucker
- Michael Craze ... Gary
- Rosie Collins ... Diane
- Patti Love ... Hannah
- Mary Maude ... Lady Garrick
- William Russell ... Lord Garrick
- Peter Craze ... Director
- Peter Mayhew ... The Mechanic
- Milton Reid ... Club Bouncer
The location of the Garricks ancestral home was, in reality, the home of the Baron and Baroness De Veuce, in Purbright, Surrey. The film studio where James Aubrey's character works was the actual interior of Acorn Studios in Barnes.
The music was composed and performed by Ivor Slaney, including the electric guitar, used during the dance sequence in the nightclub.
For the sequences where the car is hovering in the air, the car was lifted up by a crane. The cable can be scene in certain shots.
The witch is played by 'L.E. Mack'. This is an in-joke on the elemac track used for moving cameras during shooting. An elemac track is used during the finale to 'float' the actress playing the witch across the room. It is coveredin the scene by the 'dry-ice'.
Terror was a UK box office success.
The film has had releases on VHS in PAL and NTSC formats. It has also been released on DVD. The best known DVd release is as part of the Norman J Warren set released by Anchor Bay. This release also contains still galleries, biographies and a making-of documentary. This includes Norman J. Warren, Carolyn Courage, James Aubrey, Elaine Ives-Cameron, David MacGillivray. An supreb informative audio commentary by Norman J. Warren is also included.