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Horrors of the Black Museum (1959)

Unrated | | Horror | 31 May 1959 (UK)
The promotion announced that this film was released in "Hypnovision" which gives an idea of the story. A frustrated thriller writer wants accurate crimes for his next book so he hypnotises ... See full summary »

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Edmond Bancroft
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Joan Berkley
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Rick
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Angela Banks (as Shirley Ann Field)
Geoffrey Keen ...
Supt. Graham
Gerald Anderson ...
Dr. Ballan (as Gerald Andersen)
John Warwick ...
Insp. Lodge
Beatrice Varley ...
Aggie
Austin Trevor ...
Commissioner Wayne
Malou Pantera ...
Peggy (Gail's roommate)
Howard Greene ...
Tom Rivers
Dorinda Stevens ...
Gail Dunlap
Stuart Saunders ...
Strength-Test Barker
Hilda Barry ...
Woman in Hall
Nora Gordon ...
Woman in Hall
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The promotion announced that this film was released in "Hypnovision" which gives an idea of the story. A frustrated thriller writer wants accurate crimes for his next book so he hypnotises his assistant to make him commit the required crimes. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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SEE! The Fantastic Binocular Murder! SEE! The Vat of Death! See more »

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31 May 1959 (UK)  »

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Crimes au musée des horreurs  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Eastmancolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Actor Graham Curnow was the lover of Victor Spinetti and used his salary from this film to buy a flat on Manchester Street in London, where they set up housekeeping. See more »

Quotes

Bancroft: No woman can hold her tongue. They're a vicious, unreliable breed!
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Not At All What I Expected - Rather Boring
25 January 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I love some of the older British horror films and Michael Gough but I could not get into this film at all. It was just boring to me, nothing that stood out and grabbed my attention. Not even the first murder interested me the way it was done.

I guess the murders themselves are the reason this film is classified a horror film but it looks, feels and plays out more like a regular crime flick to me with some out of the ordinary murders occurring. So the film bored me to tears - just not my thing. Nothing special.

I'm not going to say it's awful but I will say I did not enjoy it and I found it less than mediocre.

2/10


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