Friday, 18 March 2011

Panic, Fear, Terror

'Assault' blots its copy book immediately by featuring a very young looking Lesley Ann Down being chased and then sexually molested by an unseen, gloved presence. It's not a particularly explicit sequence, but it's a pretty sleazy way to open a film.

One of the few British productions that could easily fit into the giallo genre, 'Assault' is fairly slow moving and perhaps chucks in one red herring too many, but it has some great sequences and tries hard - and the cast is phenomenal: Suzy Kendall, Frank Finlay, Tony Beckley, Anthony Ainley, David Essex and Freddie Jones.

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