Leave the lights on for this double-dose of fear! First, "Fright" (1956) is a ghostly tale of a young woman who believes she is the reincarnated spirit of an ancient prince's lover. Meanwhile, the ancient prince has been reincarnated into the body of a murderer. "Stark Fear" (1962) takes its cue from "Gaslight" (1944), following the trajectory of a husband who psychologically manipulates his wife with the ultimate goal of murder. When she tries to get help, no one believes her. Finally, she is able to find assistance from someone she never expected.
First, in "Fright," a woman believes that she was the lover of a 19th-century Austrian prince in a previous life whose romance ended in a suicide pact. As a psychiatrist tries to shock her out of her delusion, she is forced into a world of terror. AKA: "Spell of the Hypnotist." Nancy Malone, Eric Fleming star. Then, in "Stark Fear," Beverly Garland stars as a put-upon woman whose unemployed husband tortures her until she leaves him for her boss. With Skip Homeier, Kenneth Tobey. 162 min. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English. Plays All Regions.