Column: The Vault of Secrets: Paranoiac (1963)

By Orrin Grey


Paranoiac (1963). Directed by: Freddie Francis. Starring: Janette Scott, Oliver Reed, Sheila Burrell.


Welcome back to the Vault of Secrets, where we’ll be unearthing another classic (or not-so-classic) vintage horror film for your delectation. Tonight’s film is my personal favorite from among Hammer’s handful of psychological thrillers, Paranoiac, directed by Freddie Francis from a screenplay by Hammer stalwart Jimmy Sangster, based very loosely (I’m told) upon a 1949 crime novel called Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey, …

Orrin GreyColumn: The Vault of Secrets: Paranoiac (1963)