Phobia (1980 film)

Phobia is a 1980 Canadian horror-thriller film[1][2] directed by John Huston and starring Paul Michael Glaser.

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Directed byJohn Huston
Produced byZale Magder
Written byStory:
Ronald Shusett
Gary Sherman
Peter Bellwood
Lew Lehman
Jimmy Sangster
StarringPaul Michael Glaser
Susan Hogan
John Colicos
Music byAndré Gagnon
CinematographyReginald H. Morris
Edited byStan Cole
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • September 9, 1980 (1980-09-09)
Running time
94 min. (approx.)
Box office$59,167

Plot summary

Psychiatrist Dr. Peter Ross (Glaser) M.D., is using radical techniques on his patients to cure them of their various phobias. He becomes terrified when someone starts murdering the subjects one at a time.



Los Angeles Times film critic Kevin Thomas described Phobia as "the worst film ever directed by a winner of the American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award."[3]


  1. "Film Review: Phobia (1980)". Retrieved 2017-01-18.
  2. Andersson, Timothy (2013-01-04). "Every John Huston Movie: Phobia: A Descent Into Terror (1980)". Every John Huston Movie. Retrieved 2017-01-18.
  3. Thomas, Kevin (17 August 1986). "The China Syndrome (ABC Sunday at 9..." Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 9 May 2019.

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