Fragment of Fear (1970)

Genres - Mystery, Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Psychological Thriller, Addiction Drama  |   Run Time - 96 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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This chilling mystery begins when Lucy Dawson (Flora Robson) is found strangled in her apartment. Her nephew Tim (David Hemmings) is the former-drug-addict-turned-successful-author who wrote a book about his experiences. When Tim looks into his aunt's death, people give sketchy answers and the police offer little help. Apparently they think his pleas are simply a drug-addict's ravings. As he investigates he begins to find himself plagued by threatening phone calls, and his own paranoia. The pressure begins mounting until at last he suffers a complete breakdown. As a result, the murder is never solved.

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addiction, aunt, authority, craziness, criminal, death, drugs, going-straight, investigation, investigator, killing, murder, one-against-odds, paranoia, reform [improve], reporter, spinster, strangler, suspicion, writing