Dr Terror's House of Horrors

Dr Terror's House of Horrors

Freddie Francis (1964)

93min
X Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Vampires, werewolves, crawling hands, voodoo curses and creeping vines - they're all present and enjoyably correct in the first, and best, fun fright anthology from the Amicus horror factory, Hammer's only real 1960s rival. Peter Cushing is the tarot card reader telling five men on a train (including Christopher Lee, Donald Sutherland and Roy Castle) their grim fortunes. Veteran horror director Freddie Francis delivers a fair quota of entertaining shocks with his trademark visual flair, and it's always a joy to see DJ turned rather wooden actor Alan Freeman at the mercy of that peculiar writhing plant.

Summary

An enigmatic stranger offers to read the fortunes of five men he meets on a train, leading to a sequence of twisted tales. A werewolf prowls a stately home, a man discovers his new bride is a vampire, a living plant envelops a house, a musician dabbles in voodoo and a disembodied hand menaces an art critic. Compendium of horror stories, starring Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee and Donald Sutherland.

Cast & Crew

Dr Schreck Peter Cushing
Franklyn Marsh Christopher Lee
Biff Bailey Roy Castle
Bob Carroll Donald Sutherland
Jim Dawson Neil McCallum
Bill Rogers Alan Freeman
Dr Blake Max Adrian
Tod Edward Underdown
Dierdre Biddullph Ursula Howells
Caleb Peter Madden
Valda Katy Wild
Ann Rogers Ann Bell
Drake Jeremy Kemp
Sammy Coin Kenny Lynch
Eric Landor Michael Gough
Nicolle Jennifer Jayne
Hopkins Bernard Lee
Detective Al Mulock
Director Freddie Francis
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Regal Films InternationalGuidance: Contains violence.Available on: DVD and Blu-ray
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