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Horrors of the Black Museum (1959)

Unrated  |   |  Horror  |  April 1959 (UK)
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Edmond Bancroft
June Cunningham ...
Joan Berkley
Graham Curnow ...
Rick
Shirley Anne Field ...
Angela Banks
Geoffrey Keen ...
Supt. Graham
Gerald Anderson ...
Dr. Ballan
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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Crimes au musée des horreurs  »

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Bancroft: No woman can hold her tongue. They're a vicious, unreliable breed!
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The End of My Childhood
29 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Horrors of the Black Museum is a diabolical film. I was not more than eleven or twelve when I saw it. Dropped at the curb to enjoy Quarter Saturday at the Movies.It left me so traumatized that I was sitting in the lobby when my mother came, uncharacteristically silent. I had spent most of the time after the "binocular" murder, trembling alone with the thought, " What grown-up dreamed this stuff up for a child to watch? What are grown-ups really like?" I knew some of them didn't care what they exposed kids to to make a quarter! I remember trudging to the lobby as if in a fugue state, afraid to turn my back on that abomination.

I know there are folks who love this genre, and as long as they are grown-ups, they can do the backstroke in ketchup blood and wallow in sadism. Free country. But this movie gave me nightmares into adulthood. It's probably still lurking in my psyche today. It is why I know that children must be sheltered from material adults can handle.

I guess it was effectively gruesome and twisted for the fans of the genre.


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