6.1/10
823
34 user 26 critic

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 »

Director:

Writers:

(original story), (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
Reviews

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Horror | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

In 1947 England, a plastic surgeon must beat a hasty retreat to France when one of his patients has ghastly problems with her surgery. Once there, he operates on a circus owner's daughter, ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Hayers
Stars: Anton Diffring, Erika Remberg, Yvonne Monlaur
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A woman and her lover are tortured and killed by her sadistic husband. The pair return from the grave to seek vengeance.

Director: Mario Caiano
Stars: Barbara Steele, Paul Muller, Helga Liné
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A writer accepts a bet that he cannot spend the night alone in a haunted castle on All Soul's Eve. Once night falls at the castle, several who had been murdered therein return to life, ... See full summary »

Directors: Sergio Corbucci, Antonio Margheriti
Stars: Barbara Steele, Georges Rivière, Margrete Robsahm
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

In a 15th-century feudal village, a woman is accused of witchcraft and put to death. Her beautiful older daughter knows the real reason for the execution lies in the lord's sexual desire ... See full summary »

Director: Antonio Margheriti
Stars: Barbara Steele, George Ardisson, Halina Zalewska
The Skull (1965)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A collector comes into possession of the skull of the Marquis de Sade and learns it is possessed by an evil spirit.

Director: Freddie Francis
Stars: Peter Cushing, Patrick Wymark, Jill Bennett
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Vampire Barnabas Collins is accidentally released from his centuries-long confinement at his family's estate in Maine. He targets his clueless descendants who live there now and pursues Maggie, the incarnation of his lost love.

Director: Dan Curtis
Stars: Jonathan Frid, Grayson Hall, Kathryn Leigh Scott
13 Ghosts (1960)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A family inherits what proves to be a haunted house, but a special pair of goggles allows them to see their ghostly tormentors.

Director: William Castle
Stars: Charles Herbert, Jo Morrow, Martin Milner
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Aristocrat Julian Markham keeps his disfigured brother, Sir Edward, locked in a tower of his house. Sir Edward occasionally escapes and causes havoc around the town.

Director: Gordon Hessler
Stars: Vincent Price, Christopher Lee, Rupert Davies
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

An artist grows distant from his new wife as an irrational horror of premature burial consumes him.

Director: Roger Corman
Stars: Ray Milland, Hazel Court, Richard Ney
Adventure | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A party of archaeologists discovers the remnants of a mutant five-millennia-old Sumerian civilization living beneath a glacier atop a mountain in Mesopotamia.

Director: Virgil W. Vogel
Stars: John Agar, Cynthia Patrick, Hugh Beaumont
Summer of Fear (TV Movie 1978)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A teenage girl's life is turned upside down after her cousin moves into her house, and as time goes by, she begins to suspect that she may be a practitioner of witchcraft.

Director: Wes Craven
Stars: Linda Blair, Lee Purcell, Jeremy Slate
The Tingler (1959)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

An obsessed pathologist discovers and captures a parasitic creature that grows when fear grips its host.

Director: William Castle
Stars: Vincent Price, Judith Evelyn, Darryl Hickman
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Edmond Bancroft
...
Joan Berkley
...
Rick
...
Angela Banks (as Shirley Ann Field)
...
Supt. Graham
Gerald Andersen ...
Dr. Ballan
John Warwick ...
Insp. Lodge
Beatrice Varley ...
Aggie
...
Commissioner Wayne
Malou Pantera ...
Peggy (Gail's roommate)
Howard Greene ...
Tom Rivers
...
Gail Dunlap
Stuart Saunders ...
Strength-Test Barker
Hilda Barry ...
Woman in Hall
Nora Gordon ...
Woman in Hall
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

It Actually Puts YOU In The Picture - Can You Stand It? See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

31 May 1959 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Crimes au musée des horreurs  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(UK) | (U.S. theatrical)

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The VCI Entertainment DVD release promises a "European Remastered Version" running 94 minutes. The disc contains only the standard British release running 78 minutes. See more »

Quotes

Bancroft: No woman can hold her tongue. They're a vicious, unreliable breed!
See more »

Connections

Featured in That'll Be the Day (1973) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A Silly Unbelievable Plot Topped Only by Bad Acting
16 December 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this as a child. The opening scene where a young innocent woman uses a pair of gift binoculars. As she looks through the eyepieces, spikes come shooting out, through her eyes and into her brain, killing her. Apparently, there have been a series of murders of women that the police have been unable to solve. A journalist who writes about gruesome murders harasses the police over their perceived incompetence. He is anathema to the authorities, but they don't have anything they can prove. He has a partner, a young man who follows his every wish, and they have their own black museum, which is a place where weapons used in murders and serious crimes are displayed. As things progressed, there are more and more hideous events. The journalist is always there when things happen. The ending is when it all falls apart. While the movie is good to look at, there isn't much to recommend this.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?