Release date1965-03-21 Based onthe novel Nightmare
by Anne Blaisdell WriterRichard Matheson (screenplay), Anne Blaisdell (novel) CastTallulah Bankhead (Mrs. Trefoile), Stefanie Powers (Patricia Carroll), Peter Vaughan (Harry), Donald Sutherland (Joseph), Maurice Kaufmann (Alan Glentower), Yootha Joyce (Anna) Similar moviesThe Brides of Dracula, Dracula Untold, Hotel Transylvania 2, Dracula A.D. 1972, The Satanic Rites of Dracula, The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death
TaglineShe's One Mean Mother-in-Law!
Fanatic aka die die my darling us 1965 trailer
Fanatic (American title: Die! Die! My Darling!) is a 1965 British thriller directed by Silvio Narizzano for Hammer Films. It stars Tallulah Bankhead, Stefanie Powers, Peter Vaughan, Yootha Joyce, Maurice Kaufmann and Donald Sutherland.
First released in theaters on 21 March 1965 in United Kingdom, it was filmed at Elstree Studios and on location in Letchmore Heath, Hertfordshire, during the summer of 1964. It was Bankhead's final feature film.
An American woman, Patricia Carroll (Powers), arrives in London to get married to her lover Alan Glentower (Kaufmann). Before she gets married, Patricia wants to pay her respects to Mrs. Trefoile (Bankhead), the mother of her deceased fiancé Stephen (who died in an automobile accident several years earlier) at a secluded house on the edge of an English village. Mrs. Trefoile is fanatically religious, and it soon becomes apparent she blames Patricia for her son's death. Patricia reveals to her that she was not actually going to marry Stephen, who, it turns out, committed suicide. With the help of her two married servants Harry (Vaughn) and Anna (Joyce), Mrs. Trefoile holds Patricia captive in an attempt to cleanse Patricia's soul. After Mrs. Trefoile kills Harry, she then tries to kill Patricia. Patricia is rescued by Alan. Anna finds Harry's body, and finally Mrs. Trefoile falls dead with a knife in her back—presumably put there by Anna.
Tallulah Bankhead as Mrs. Trefoile
Stefanie Powers as Patricia Carroll
Peter Vaughan as Harry
Maurice Kaufmann as Alan Glentower
Yootha Joyce as Anna
Donald Sutherland as Joseph
Gwendolyn Watts as Gloria
Robert Dorning as Ormsby
Philip Gilbert as Oscar
Winifred Dennis as Shopkeeper
Diana King as Shopper
Henry McGee as Rector
The film maintains a 44% rating on review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes based on 9 reviews.