Saturday, 22 August 2015


Up until a few years ago, hardly anyone had seen Wake In Fright since its initial release in 1971. It's a genuine rarity: a great, lost film that is actually great, rather than just lost. Donald Pleasence plays 'Doc' Tydon, a sinister drunk who dabbles in medicine and fucks anything that moves. Or doesn't move. He's too far gone to be picky. It's a great, skin crawling performance in a film that is uniquely and horribly oppressive.   

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