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

Director: Nicholas Gessner
Starring: Anthony Perkins, Charles Bronson & Jill Ireland
Production Company: Comacico, Lira Films, Société Nouvelle de Cinématographie (SNC)
Kent Locations Used: Folkestone

Someone Behind the Door (1972) stars Charles Bronson (Death Wish, Once Upon a Time in the West) as the Stranger, a violent amnesiac caught in a dysfunctional relationship between husband and wife. Anthony Perkins (Psycho, The Black Hole) stars as Laurence, the cuckolded husband to cheating wife Frances (Jill Ireland (The Streetfighter, Assassination)). When the Stranger is found on the beach next to the body of a murdered girl, Laurence sees the perfect opportunity to wreak revenge by conditioning the Stranger to believe that Laurence’s 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 the Stranger’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 Battle of Britain (1969).

Someone Behind the Door (1972) was released in cinemas on Friday 17th March 1972 and can now be purchased on DVD.

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