From The Vault: Edge of Fury (1958)

A night of tension… a moment of madness… and now he is at the edge of fury.

Michael Higgins plays a very disturbed young man named Richard Barrie who after being released from an institution, insinuates himself into the Hackett family. Edge of Fury is a very taut and disturbing thriller based on the book “Wisteria Cottage” by Robert Coates. Higgins plays a remorseless young beachcomber with psychopathic tendencies who assumes the guise of a friend to a mother and her two daughters who reside in their summer cottage.

“Edge of Fury” (1958) is a crime /noir film that takes viewers on a twisted journey into the mind of a psychopathic young man named Richard, brilliantly portrayed by Michael Higgins. who is a beachcomber with a troubled past, cunningly befriends a mother and her two daughters who are enjoying their summer at a picturesque seaside home.

Under the guise of friendship, Richard insinuates himself into their lives, gradually revealing his sinister intentions. As his true nature begins to surface, tensions rise, and a deadly game of manipulation ensues. The once-idyllic summer home becomes a battleground where survival is at stake.

Driven by a chilling performance from Michael Higgins, “Edge of Fury” delves into the dark recesses of the human psyche, exploring the depths of Richard’s psychopathy and the unsuspecting family’s fight for survival. With each twist and turn, the film keeps audiences on the edge of their seats, weaving a thrilling tale of suspense, deception, and the terrifying consequences of crossing paths with a disturbed mind.

Directed by Irving Lerner, “Edge of Fury” stands as a classic noir thriller, offering a gripping exploration of the disturbing complexities of human behavior and the destructive power of a psychopath’s manipulation.

Directed by Irving Lerner & Robert J Gurney Jr. Also stars Lois Holmes as Florence Hackett, Jean Allison as Eleanor Hackett, and Doris Fesette as Louisa Hackett.

“If anything should happen tonight, if anything should happen, don’t blame me…if anything should happen, darling.”

See it for yourself, MonsterGirl!

3 thoughts on “From The Vault: Edge of Fury (1958)

  1. Brrr, MonsterGirl, EDGE OF FURY sounds like it would keep us thriller fans on the collective edge of our seat! You find the coolest movies!

    All of us here hope your happy and well in your new digs!

  2. Dorian this flick is so stunningly chilling for it’s time. Quite disturbing and quietly well done, for a B exploit. It gave me the heebies in spots!

    I am getting used to my new digs. Need some more time to get my mojo back, so I can fling more posts daily. I’ll get it back. Thanks for the well wishes too! Great to see you here. BTW, just rediscovered Herbert Marshall on a few episodes of Alfred Hitchcock Presents. I have a new found adoration of the actor. Do you like him as well?
    What’s new with you too?
    Your fan, Joey MonsterGIrl

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