Synopsis: Janet is a young student at a private school; her nights are troubled by horrible dreams in which she sees her mother, who is in fact locked in an insane asylum, haunting her. Expelled because of her persistent nightmares, Janet is sent home where the nightmares continue.
Director(s): Freddie Francis
  1 nomination.
83 min


Janet. Where are you, Janet?

Janet, you've come to help me, my darling,

haven't you?

Come, darling.

You know where I am.

Janet, I'm waiting.


Where are you?

I'm waiting.

That's right, my darling.

In here.

That's right, my darling, in here.

Here I am, Janet.

Please help me.

Help me, my darling. Help me!

Help me!

Help me, Janet!

Now they've got us both, haven't they?

That's how it should be.

Isn't it?

We're both mad, aren't we?

We're both mad!


We're both mad!

No! I'm not mad!

No! I'm not mad!

No! I'm not mad!

Get back to bed, girls.


Janet, what was all that about?

I had a dream and...

The same one?


Janet, come along.

Come back and lie down.

You must try and get to sleep.

Come on.

Good night.

Come on!

I've been looking for you everywhere.

Why weren't you with the others?

I'm not very popular.

I disturb their sleep.

You disturb mine.

You're different.

It's part of your job.

My job is to teach. Now, will

you please put off that radio?

What did Mrs. Hatcher want to

see you about?

She wants you to see a doctor.



She can't make me, can she?

She might send you home if you don't.

I'd rather go home.

But you like it here.

I don't want to see a doctor.

Not the sort she'd send me to, anyway.

Does Henry know?

Who's Henry?

My guardian. Henry Baxter.

He's a lawyer.

I expect Mrs. Hatcher

will telephone him.

She'll have to if I'm going home.

He knows about me.

He'll understand.

What is there to understand?

Everything. Doctors and...

Henry will come and fetch me.

Time you were asleep, girls.

Good night.


What am I doing in here?

Mrs. Hatcher thought it would

be better for the other girls.

You'll be going home tomorrow.

Did she speak to Henry?

Yes, she did.

Mr. Baxter won't be able to

meet you, I'm afraid.

Why not?

I don't know.

Anyway, it'll be all right.

I shall be going home with you.


It's a long journey.

Mrs. Hatcher thought

you might like the company.

What about you?

I like the idea.

It'll make a nice change.

All right, now.

Good night.

I wonder why Henry couldn't meet us.

He's probably waiting for you at home.

Is Mr. Baxter at home, John? Mr. Baxter?

I don't think so, Miss Janet.

It is nice to see you again, John.

It's nice to see you again, Miss Janet.

I hope everything's all right.


Home in the middle of the term. I

thought perhaps you weren't well.

I'm perfectly well, thank you.

How long does it take?

About half an hour.

How is everything at High Towers, John?

Fine, Miss Janet, just fine.

John's a very old friend, aren't you?

I like to think so, miss.

John and Mrs. Gibbs.

How is Mrs. Gibbs?

Just the same, Miss Janet, just the same.

The country is beautiful around here.

Slow down, John.

What is that place?

Stop, John.

It's better not, Miss Janet.

Do as I say. Please, Miss Janet.

You know you...

I'm sure that John knows best, Janet.

It doesn't concern you.

Everything concerns me until

I deliver you safely home.

Mrs. Gibbs! It's lovely

to see you again. Lovely.

And you're looking fine, just fine.

Is Henry here? Mr. Baxter?

No, he's not here, dear.

Why not?

Mr. Baxter, why should he be?

Yes, he should. He should

have met me from the station.

Perhaps he'll come later. I was

so looking forward to seeing him.

Is my room ready? Yes, I've got a nice fire.

Now, come on.

What about Mary? This is Miss Lewis.

She teaches at my school.

How do you do?

How do you do?

I've put Miss Lewis in the Blue Room.

Why? What's wrong

with the guest room?

I'm afraid that's my fault.

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Jimmy Sangster

James Henry Kinmel Sangster (2 December 1927 – 19 August 2011) was a British screenwriter and director, most famous for his work on the initial horror movies made by the British company Hammer Films, including The Curse of Frankenstein (1957) and Dracula (1958). more…

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