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Fanatic (1965)
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Fanatic (1965) While in rural England beautiful Pat Carroll decides to pay a courtesy call on the mother of her dead fiance Stephen, who was killed in an auto accident several years earlier. The overbearing Mrs. Trefoile is very controlling and presses Pat to stay overnight and go to church with her in the morning. In short order, her guest becomes her prisoner as the religious fanatic uses her servants to enforce her will. When Pat tells her that she wasn't going through with the marriage and that Stephen actually committed suicide, Mrs. Trefoile decides to starve her into obedient submission. Her only hope is that Alan, her current fiance, will rescue her.

Movie Tagline:
She's One Mean Mother-in-Law!

Also Known As:
Die! Die! My Darling!

Title: Fanatic
Release Date: May 19, 1965
Runtime: 95 mins
Genre: Horror
All Genres: Horror, Thriller
Languages: English
Country: UK
Colors: Color
Sound: Mono
IMDB Rating: 6.4
Buried.com Rating: 7.4 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With F

MPAA Rating: Unrated

Silvio Narizzano

Tallulah Bankhead ...Mrs. Trefoile
Stefanie Powers ...Pat Carroll
Peter Vaughan ...Harry
Maurice Kaufmann ...Alan Glentower
yootha Joyce ...Anna
Donald Sutherland ...Joseph
Gwendolyn Watts ...Gloria
Robert Dorning ...Ormsby
Philip Gilbert ...Oscar
Winifred Dennis ...Shopkeeper
Diana King ...Woman Shopper
Henry McGee ...Rector

Anthony Hinds

Anne Blaisdell
Richard Matheson

Wilfred Josephs

More Movie Taglines:
  • She's One Mean Mother-in-Law!
Movie Quote(s):
  • Mrs. Trefoile: This is the most DISGRACEFUL situation! Pat Carroll: I couldn't agree more!
  • Pat Carroll: Yes, I wondered if you might have a mirror I could ... Mrs. Trefoile: A mirror? Is it to adorn yourself, to observe yourself? Mirrors are not but tools of vanity, Patricia - I know! Vanity - sensuality, Patricia! The Bible speaks of our vile bodies. Pat Carroll: Oh. Mrs. Trefoile: I knew you would understand.
  • Pat Carroll: Alan, I was engaged to her son, and after the awful way that he died, I think it's only fair that I... Alan Glentower: It's only fair to you to forget all about him! Pat Carroll: I don't think I can forget all about him - at least not until I see his mother.
  • Alan Glentower: What are you trying to do? Pat Carroll: I told you, I'm going to visit Mrs. Trefoile. Now if you'll give me the keys to the car, I'll visit her for an hour and be back this evening. Alan Glentower: But it's too far! You'll have to stay overnight. Pat Carroll: Alright, I won't even stay with her. I'll get a room in a pub or something. I'll be back tomorrow noon, then. Alan Glentower: And if I order you not to? Pat Carroll: [pause] Are you going to give me the keys to the car, or do I take a bus? Alan Glentower: [He gives her the keys] You can drive? Pat Carroll: As well as you can! [She drives off, wildly and shakily] Alan Glentower: It is not automatic! Use the clutch!
  • [Mrs. Trefoile and Pat are having tea] Mrs. Trefoile: It was very kind of you to pay this visit to me. Yes, I am pleased with Stephen's choice. I see that you are obviously the type of young woman he would properly choose. We have so much to discuss, my dear. So much. My poor Stephen. I... I can only rejoice that he died unblemished. A virgin soul. So much more beloved by the Almighty. Pat Carroll: Oh... yes. Mrs. Trefoile: I have prayed for him, and I know that you've done so too. And I have no doubt that he was at once transported to Glory at his passing, being the unstained soul that he was. We shall go to church together tomorrow and offer up a token prayer. Pat Carroll: I'm afraid I - Mrs. Trefoile: [interrupting] MILK? Pat Carroll: [pause] Please. Mrs. Trefoile: We will not pray at the regular service however. I do not approve of the new rector!
Movie Trivia:
  • The producers considered replacing Tallulah Bankhead during filming when she became ill and was unable to work. However, Bankhead put up her salary for the film as a guarantee she'd finish the film if she wouldn't be replaced.
  • Tallulah Bankhead's final movie.
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