Taste of Fear (1961)

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  • Scream of Fear Alternative

Synopsis

Psychological mystery thriller. A young lady in a wheelchair lands in France and travels to the house, on the Cote d'Azur, of the father she has not seen for about a decade. The girl's new stepmother says her father is away on business, but as they await his return, mysterious things start to happen. The girl believes she sees her father, though she cannot prove her claims. A doctor who dines regularly at the house suggests that the girl's injury (from a riding accident) could be overcome with strong mental determination. The chauffeur Bob helps the girl as she tries to work out what is happening. Yet before the end, a great many things turn out not to have been all they seemed.

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