Schizo

1976

Drama / Horror / Mystery

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IMDb Rating 5.7 10 1236

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Lynne Frederick as Samantha
720p.BLU
1004.76 MB
1258*720
English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
1 hr 49 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by MartinHafer 3 / 10

It pretty much takes the low road whenever possible.

While I would NOT imagine that "Schizo" was a film made with the utmost care and sensitivity concerning mental illness (after all, it IS meant as an exploitation flick), its introduction is completely wrong and absurd. The narrator tells us that 'Schizophrenia is sometimes known as Multiple or Split Personality...". It is not and Schizophrenia has nothing to do with Multiple Personality...nothing whatsoever. This is a relatively common myth but the filmmakers should have known the difference. Enough of my rant.

Samantha (Lynne Frederick) is a woman who should be very happy. After all, she just got married. But immediately following her wedding, she sees a strange man, William Haskin. And, again and again, she sees this man to the point where it frightens her. After all, who is this strange guy and why is he following her? and, does he mean her any harm? Well, apparently Samantha has some sort of shady psychological past and because of that, folks don't believe her when she tells them about this man. What is Samantha's past and what does this guy have to do with this? See the movie and find out...or not.

While there is the basis of a good film here, the film so often took the low road and so you cannot take it seriously. First, there's the title of the film...clearly meant to titillate. And, speaking of titillation, several times through the movie, there's gratuitous nudity and the movie clearly isn't a serious story about murder and mental illness. Additionally, so often in the film Samantha is scared...but there's really no reason for this and the tension is rather false....and this becomes a bit tiresome. Not a horrible film...but one that clearly cannot be taken very seriously nor loved.

Reviewed by gavin6942 7 / 10

Pete Walker Scores Again

Samantha and Alan are getting married, but William Haskins is not pleased. He grabs a train south to London and begins shadowing Samantha as she tries to get on with married life. Haskins' attempts to frighten her drive Samantha to desperation, but she's having trouble convincing anyone that she's being stalked...

While I think this film is slightly less good than Walker's "Comeback", this is still a solid story with a good plot and strong characters. If there is any doubt of this film's greatness, just look at the awesome possession scene -- this not only matches but exceeds anything done in "Evil Dead". I would even go so far as to say it might pass "Exorcist".

Pete Walker is a master of horror who often gets overlooked. This is a shame. He is every bit as good as Freddie Francis, for example, and possibly even Jess Franco (though Franco is hard to categorize -- he has at least as much rubbish as gold).

Reviewed by BA_Harrison 7 / 10

I was in two minds about this one...

On one hand, Pete Walker's psychological horror Schizo is a pretty fun time-waster, boasting decent performances, some delightfully gruesome killings (best of all being a knitting needle in the head—implausible but cool), and a touch of nudity courtesy of its lovely star Lynne Frederick, who plays Samantha, a recently married premier ice skater who finds herself terrorised by menacing weirdo William Haskins, recently released from jail for the brutal murder of Samantha's mother.

On the other hand, the film is a little bit too long for its own good, stretching its rather thin story-line to breaking point, and you would have to be crazier than this movie's killer not to work out who is responsible for its bloody murders: given the film's blatant title, Walker's final twist is far too easy to guess, making this a far less effective thriller than it otherwise might have been.

Ultimately tipping things in its favour are Walker's assured direction, a decent supporting turn from Hammer babe Stephanie Beacham, some unnecessary but entertaining occult nonsense, and an unmissable appearance by the world's most hideous wallpaper design (at least four designs in one, all of them horrible).

6.5 out of 10, rounded up to 7 for IMDb.

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