Sunday, September 9, 2018

52 Days to Halloween- 1967 Wait Until Dark

Over the next 100 days, I will present one movie of significances in horror, suspense or thrillers for each year from 1919 to 2018. The next film presented here is the 1967 thriller "Wait Until Dark" starring AudreyHepburn, Alan Arkin, Richard Crenna, Efrem Zimbalist Jr, and directed by Terence Young.

Wait Until Dark (1967)
Dir- Terence Young

A blind woman named Suzy (Hepburn) and her husband Sam (Zimbalist Jr) find themselves to be the targets of a group of criminals after the husband is given a doll that contains small bags of heroin. The group of criminals attempts to con Suzy by winning her over until one of the members named Harry Roat (Arkin) decides to kill the others after Suzy learns of their plot. His attempt to terrorize her fails as she fights back using her disability as an advantage along with some traps she sets in her apartment. The movie Wait Until Dark is based on a stage play of the same name by Frederick Knott and excels with the excellent performance of Ms. Hepburn as well as Mr. Arkin whose portrayal of Harry Roat is not only loathsome but diabolical. Wait Until Dark is not a pure horror film but does have enough suspense to make it one of the scariest movies of the day with the thrilling climax being expertly portrayed and regarded as one of the best helpless fights back moments.

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