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Phobia (1980)

A psychiatrist involved in a radical new therapy comes under suspicion when his patients are murdered, each according to their individual phobias.

Director:

John Huston

Writers:

Gary Sherman (story), Ronald Shusett (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Michael Glaser ... Dr. Peter Ross
Susan Hogan ... Jenny St Clair
John Colicos ... Barnes
David Bolt David Bolt ... Henry Owen
Patricia Collins ... Dr. Alice Toland
David Eisner David Eisner ... Johnny Venuti
Lisa Langlois ... Laura Adams
Robert O'Ree Robert O'Ree ... Bubba King
Alexandra Stewart ... Barbara Grey
Neil Vipond Neil Vipond ... Dr. Clegg
Marian Waldman ... Mrs. Casey
Kenneth Welsh ... Sgt Wheeler
Gwen Thomas Gwen Thomas ... Dr. Clemens
Paddy Campanaro Paddy Campanaro ... Newswoman #1
Gerry Salsberg Gerry Salsberg ... Newsman #1
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Storyline

A psychiatrist treats his patients - sufferers from agoraphobia, claustrophobia, acrophobia, a fear of snakes, and a fear of man - with radical therapy in which they confront their fears by watching them on a large screen. The result is that each patient is driven to commit violent acts, and each dies by what he most fears. Written by alfiehitchie

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What happens when your Psychiatrist goes out of his mind?

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Drama | Horror | Thriller

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Trivia

Gladys Hill, for years John Huston's personal assistant and co-writer, contributed greatly to the preparation of the final shooting script for Phobia uncredited. She was given a credit as "assistant to Mr. Huston". See more »

Quotes

Barnes: Isn't it a little unusual for someone from California to play hockey?
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Soundtracks

My Rival
Written by Donald Fagen Walter Becker
Performed by Steely Dan
Courtesy of MCA Records.Inc
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So-So
15 January 2020 | by jdoupeSee all my reviews

I think this movie is slightly underrated. In no way is it a great film, but for a low budget thriller it's okay. It's interesting to see the different kinds of phobias and the film does leave you guessing as to what's really going on. The storyline is a little slow and can drag on at times, but there's also enough in there to keep you interested. The filming is of a poorer quality; I was watching the blue ray version and it's still very fuzzy; my black and white films have better quality then this one. If your a big fan of lower budget horror films then why not give this one a try! If your looking for something scary and extremely entertaining, I wouldn't recommend this film.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 September 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fobi See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,100,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$59,167

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$59,167
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Mono

Color:

Color
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