Wait Until Dark (1967)


Gripping Suspense turns to hysteria as a blind woman must fight off would be criminals.  This movie is one of the most frightening movies ever made because it just feels so real.  This is a thriller with some very tense moments.  There are literally some “jump out of your seat” moments that worked in the late 60’s and they still work today!

Audrey Hepburn is blind, and she is obviously deprived of her most valuable sense…she must rely on her other senses to survive this night of horror.


Audrey Hepburn earned her 5th and final Academy Award nomination for her brilliant performance…

The crooks — played by Richard Crenna, Jack Weston, and Alan Arkin — are downright terrifying.  They really make this movie work as they torture and threaten this unsuspecting woman, Audrey Hepburn.

Alan Arkin also starred in another film in this same year, “The Russians are Coming, The Russians are Coming” for which he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role.  Not a bad year for him.


This movie is one of the best suspense movies of all time…it will keep you on the edge of your seat, and if you are not careful, you will fall off your seat.  This movie, in my opinion, is scarier than “Cape Fear” and on an equal footing with Psycho.

My MAIN recommendation is to watch this movie at NIGHT with ALL the lights off!

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