Someone Behind the Door (1972)


Someone Behind the Door film poster- image of a mans face, underneath is a smoking gun. Someone Behind the Door written in white on a black background

Someone Behind the Door © GSF

Directed by: Nicholas Gessner

Starring: Anthony Perkins, Charles Bronson & Jill Ireland

Production Company: Comacico, Lira Films, Société Nouvelle de Cinématographie (SNC)

Kent Filming Locations Used: Folkestone

Filmed in 1971, Someone Behind the Door stars Charles Bronson as the violent amnesiac caught in a dysfunctional relationship between husband and wife. Anthony Perkins stars as the cuckolded husband to cheating wife Jill Ireland. When Bronson is found on the beach next to the body of a murdered girl, Perkins sees the perfect opportunity to wreak revenge by conditioning Bronson to believe that Perkins’ wife is his own and that her supposed betrayal should be punished.

A chilling crime drama, Someone Behind the Door was shot almost entirely on location in Folkestone. The stunning vista of Folkestone’s beaches and sea views are the perfect backdrop to this dramatic tale. A residential property overlooking the sea from The Leas became home to cast and crew and featured as perkins’ home. The Folkestone beach features as the scene of Bronson’s grisly crime and his inevitable capture by local police.

Folkestone and surrounding areas have been used by productions such as Sky Atlantic drama The Tunnel (2013), Is Anybody There? (2009) and The Battle of Britain (1969).

Someone Behind the Door was released in cinemas in 1972 and can now be purchased on DVD.


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