Night of Fear

From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

Night of Fear (1972, AUS) is a Horror film directed by Terry Bourke.

Main Details

  • Released in 1972 | Colour
  • Running Time: 54 minutes
  • Directed by Terry Bourke
  • Written by Terry Bourke
  • Produced by Rod Hay
  • Cinematography by Peter Hendry
  • Film Editing by Ray Alchin


  • Hunted and Trapped! Her Nightmare is Just Beginning!


A deranged and reclusive stranger delights in dismembering unwary travellers and keeping company with a colony of rats fed on blood. When a young women crashes into one of this misfit's ghoulish traps, so begins "an unremitting avalanche of terror" (THE AUSTRALIAN) as she is relentlessly stalked and terrorized! Unseen for over 30 years and originally branded "the film they didn't want you to see" NIGHT OF FEAR became Australia's most controversial movies of the 1970's. The film's producers fought a running, defiant battle with the censors, after initially being banned outright on the grounds of "indecency and obscenity". (From Umbrella Entertainment's Australia R4 release).