Sunday, June 26, 2011

Blind Terror Movie Review 190

Blind Terror a.k.a. See No Evil is a 1971 thriller directed by Richard Fleischer and starring Mia Farrow and Paul Nicholas.

The movie begins with a person wearing a pair of brown boots. We don't get to see their face but it is a man.The man watches a car and he sees people getting into it. In the car is blind girl Sarah(Farrow), her aunt Betty(Dorothy Alison), her uncle George(Robin Bailey) and cousin Sandy (Diane Grayson). Sarah has been blinded in an accident with a horse and she has come back to stay with her family. They arrive at the huge house and Sarah remembers her way around. She and Sandy are sharing a room.She meets up with her old flame, Steve(Norman Eshley) and they chat. He drops her back to the house where there is nobody around. Sarah makes her way up to the bedroom. We see that someone has dropped a bracelet on the floor. Sarah misses it whilst walking past. She goes for a sleep. When she wakes up, she doesn't realise that Sandy is dead on the other bed. She meets Steve and they go for a ride. He owns a stables and he gives her a horse .

Steve leaves Sarah back at the house and she goes inside. She is going to have a bath when she feels the dead body of her uncle. She finds her aunt and Sandy. She realises that she is totally alone and she is vulnerable. Meanwhile, the killer cleans his boots. It is the mysterious guy from the start of the movie. Sarah ends up in the cellar after entering the wrong door and she falls down the steps. She wakes up a while later and comes back up. She finds Barker, the gardener and he is half dead. He tells her that he was outside and he heard a shot. He ran back in and he was shot too. He tells he the killer left his bracelet after him and he guides her to it and dies. The killer has realised that he has forgotten his bracelet and he is on the way back to get it. Sarah has to hide but she makes noise and then she runs. He is after her. She reaches her horse and rides away but it throws her off and races away. She is left alone in the woods.

She wanders into a gypsy camp and tells them what happened. She shows them the bracelet and it says Jack on it.One of them, Tom, takes her to the police, or so she thinks. Really he takes her into the middle of nowhere and puts her in a shack. She tries to get out and she does. Meanwhile, gypsy Tom finds his brother who is called Jack and tells him that he has the bracelet. He thinks that Jack has killed the family, but Jack tells them that he was at the house to see Sandy but when he knocked there was no answer so he left. Steve and his stable hand Jacko(Paul Nicholas) are out looking for Sarah. They have found the dead bodies in the house and they are worried about Sarah. They find her wandering around  and they take her back to Steve's. She is seen by a doctor and she is put to bed. Steve and some other guys go to the gypsy camp and they find Tom and Jack. They accuse Jack of killing the family but he denies it. They look at the bracelet and they realise that it is not Jack, but Jacko. Everything becomes clear and they have to race to get to Sarah before Jacko does. 

Jacko has arrived at the house and he finds Sarah in the bath. She doesn't realise that he is there. He is looking for his bracelet in her clothes. She puts her hand out and she touches him. He tries to drown her but Steve arrives in time and saves her. The movie ends with the bodies being taken away by the police and the gypsies watch on.... This was a very good movie and I really enjoyed it. There was a creepy feel to it and I liked  the music too. It was tense and the acting was pretty good. All in all, it is a real gem from the 70's. I give it an 9/10.


Sir Jorge said...

i love the poster

Amanda said...

Its very cool. They don't make them like that anymore!!!!!

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