5.9/10
239
15 user 6 critic

Chamber of Horrors (1940)

The Door with Seven Locks (original title)
A murder is found to be connected to a false heir and a secret underground torture chamber.

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (treatment) | 2 more credits »
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crime | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Insurance agent-physician collects on policies of men murdered by a disfigured resident of the home for the blind where he acts as doctor-on-call.

Director: Walter Summers
Stars: Bela Lugosi, Hugh Williams, Greta Gynt
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A one-handed madman (he lost the hand while escaping a hanging) uses various detachable devices as murder weapons to gain revenge on those he believes have wronged him.

Director: Hy Averback
Stars: Patrick O'Neal, Cesare Danova, Wilfrid Hyde-White
Black Friday (1940)
Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Dr. Sovac transplants the brain of a gangster into his professor friend's body to save his life, but there is a side effect that causes a dangerous split personality.

Director: Arthur Lubin
Stars: Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Stanley Ridges
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

British District Officer in Nigeria in the 1930's rules his area strictly but justly, and struggles with gun-runners and slavers with the aid of a loyal native chief.

Director: Zoltan Korda
Stars: Paul Robeson, Leslie Banks, Nina Mae McKinney
Fog Island (1945)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A man invites a group of people to a holiday in his island home, intending to exact revenge on them.

Director: Terry O. Morse
Stars: George Zucco, Lionel Atwill, Jerome Cowan
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

The town's leading citizen becomes a homicidal maniac after his wife deserts him.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis
Stars: Bela Lugosi, Polly Ann Young, John McGuire
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Man investigates the disappearance of two of his friends who were the guests of a sinister Austrian count.

Director: Nathan Juran
Stars: Richard Greene, Boris Karloff, Stephen McNally
Dr. Cyclops (1940)
Adventure | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A mad scientist working in the South American jungle miniaturizes his colleagues when he feels his megalomania is threatened.

Director: Ernest B. Schoedsack
Stars: Albert Dekker, Thomas Coley, Janice Logan
Certificate: Passed Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Wise-cracking ex-detective Nick Trayne is called in to try to find the whereabouts of wealthy kidnap victim Walter Craig. Craig unexpectedly turns up alive but with apparent brain damage, ... See full summary »

Director: William Beaudine
Stars: James Dunn, Joan Woodbury, Paul McVey
Certificate: GP Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Lilli Palmer owns and runs a school for wayward girls in France. Her absolute discipline has fostered a social order among the girls with rampant sex, lesbianism and torture the norm. ... See full summary »

Director: Narciso Ibáñez Serrador
Stars: Lilli Palmer, Cristina Galbó, John Moulder-Brown
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The year is 1885, and necrophiliac Dr. Hitchcock likes to drug his wife for sexual funeral games. One day he accidentally administers an overdose and kills her. He leaves his home shattered... See full summary »

Director: Riccardo Freda
Stars: Barbara Steele, Robert Flemyng, Silvano Tranquilli
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

It comes as no surprise when Inspector Hornleigh and his assistant, Sergeant Bingham, go to enjoy the winds and rains on their annual seaside vacation, when they run into a "busman's ... See full summary »

Director: Walter Forde
Stars: Gordon Harker, Alastair Sim, Linden Travers
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
...
Romilly Lunge ...
Gina Malo ...
David Horne ...
Richard Bird ...
Cathleen Nesbitt ...
J.H. Roberts ...
Aubrey Mallalieu ...
Harry Hutchinson ...
Ross Landon ...
John Selford
Philip Ray ...
Tom Cawler (as Phil Ray)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Montgomery ...
Craig the Butler
Edit

Storyline

A murder is found to be connected to a false heir and a secret underground torture chamber.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Horror | Mystery

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

20 December 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Chamber of Horrors  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Insp. Cornelius 'Andy' Sneed: Women are like tiger cats. They ought to be caged at sixteen and shot at twenty!
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The mystery of the Door with Seven Locks
5 December 2005 | by (Derby, England) – See all my reviews

Chamber of Horrors is an entertaining British horror/mystery from 1940. I have the VCI edition of this on video which I had ordered from the US.

A series of murders at a creepy mansion are connected to the secret of a door which has seven keys to it and nobody has opened for a while. A young woman tries to solve this mystery and all is revealed towards the end when the door is opened... Includes a mute butler and a mad doctor who collects items used for torture. Also a thunderstorm.

Though not a lot of action in this movie, it is quite creepy and atmospheric at times.

The cast includes Leslie Banks (The Most Dangerous Game, The Tunnel) and Lilli Palmer.

Chamber of Horrors is worth a look if you get the chance. A good old mystery.

Rating: 3 stars out of 5.


8 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Where Can I Get A copy leeestrada
Discuss Chamber of Horrors (1940) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?