Schizo (1977) from Tuna

While it does have brief scenes of explicit gore, it is really more of a thriller than horror. Lynne Frederick, star ice skater, is to be married. Due to her celebrity, it is front page news, and one person, the one convicted of murdering her mother, sets of to London to find her after reading the news. She is sure he is out to kill her, and, indeed, people start being murdered. I found it a better than average thriller that was far better than the EuroTrash I was expecting. I didn't see the ending coming until 90 minutes into the film, and was still a little surprised at the ending.  


Lynne Frederick shows breasts and buns in a lengthy shower scene, with great mirror placement such that some of the naughty bits are visible all the time, parades around in a rather sheer set of bra and panties, and shows bush and breasts getting into bed. Wendy Gilmore, as her mother in flashbacks, shows all three Bs.

DVD info from Amazon.

  • Widescreen 

  • no features

Schizo (1977) has been released in the EuroShock collection by Image Entertainment.  

The Critics Vote

The People Vote ...

  • With their votes ... IMDB summary: IMDb voters score it 5.3 
IMDb guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of excellence, about like three and a half stars from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm watchability, about like two and a half stars from the critics. The fives are generally not worthwhile unless they are really your kind of material, about like two stars from the critics. Films under five are generally awful even if you like that kind of film, equivalent to about one and a half stars from the critics or less, depending on just how far below five the rating is.

My own guideline: A means the movie is so good it will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not good enough to win you over if you hate the genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an open mind about this type of film. C means it will only appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if you love the genre. F means that the film is not only unappealing across-the-board, but technically inept as well.

Based on this description, as horror, I would have to give it poor marks, but as a thriller, it is C+.

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