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Writers:
George Baxt (screenplay)
Milton Subotsky (story)
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Release Date:
12 September 1961 (USA) See more »
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300 years old! Human blood keeps them alive forever! See more »
Plot:
A young coed (Nan Barlow) uses her winter vacation to research a paper on witchcraft in New England... See more » | Full synopsis »
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User Reviews:
Surprisingly good! Atmospheric and imaginative witchcraft chiller. See more (97 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Dennis Lotis ... Richard Barlow

Christopher Lee ... Alan Driscoll
Patricia Jessel ... Elizabeth Selwyn / Mrs. Newless
Tom Naylor ... Bill Maitland
Betta St. John ... Patricia Russell
Venetia Stevenson ... Nan Barlow
Valentine Dyall ... Jethrow Keane
Ann Beach ... Lottie
Norman Macowan ... Reverend Russell
Fred Johnson ... The Elder
James Dyrenforth ... Garage Attendant (as Jimmy Dyrenforth)
Maxine Holden ... Sue
William Abney ... Policeman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nickolas Grace ... (uncredited)

Directed by
John Llewellyn Moxey  (as John Moxey)
 
Writing credits
George Baxt (screenplay)

Milton Subotsky (story)

Produced by
Seymour S. Dorner .... executive producer
Milton Subotsky .... executive producer
Donald Taylor .... producer
Max Rosenberg .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Douglas Gamley 
 
Cinematography by
Desmond Dickinson 
 
Film Editing by
John Pomeroy 
 
Art Direction by
John Blezard 
 
Makeup Department
Barbara Barnard .... hairdresser
George Claff .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Ben Arbeid .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tom Pevsner .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Richard Bird .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Cliff Richardson .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jack Atcheler .... camera operator
Ronnie Fox Rogers .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Frede Gibson .... wardrobe supervisor (as Freda Gibson)
 
Music Department
Douglas Gamley .... conductor
Ken Jones .... composer: jazz music
 
Other crew
Splinters Deason .... set continuity
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Horror Hotel" - USA
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for some violence (re-rating)
Runtime:
Norway:75 min | USA:76 min | USA:78 min (uncut version)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Australia:M | Finland:K-16 (1990) | Finland:(Banned) (1961) | Norway:16 (1971) | UK:15 | USA:Not Rated (original rating) | USA:PG-13 (re-rating)
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"City of the Dead" aka "Horror Hotel" was the first film made by Amicus Productions, one of Hammer's most successful rivals in the 60s and 70s. At the time of this film, however, the company was known as Vulcan Productions.See more »
Goofs:
Errors in geography: Patricia visits Whitewood on Candlemas, February 2. It is bitterly cold in New England at that time of year, but there is no snow on the ground.See more »
Quotes:
Elizabeth Selwyn:I am Elizabeth Selwyn.See more »
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31 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
Surprisingly good! Atmospheric and imaginative witchcraft chiller., 9 November 2002
Author: Infofreak from Perth, Australia

'Horror Hotel' (sadly the copy I bought has this tacky title, which is the only thing I can fault about it) really surprised me at just how creepy and atmospheric it was. I was expecting some camp fun, but it is actually a very effective and inventive movie for such a cheap effort. The story sucks you in, and the acting for the most part is above average. Christopher Lee is billed as the star, which isn't exactly true, but he is excellent in his scenes, and Patricia Jessel is even better in a very enjoyable duel role. I also admire how director John Moxey (his movie debut. He also went on to make 'Circus Of Fear') was able to conjure up a spooky New England town with basically just a few sets and some fog. A great example of imaginative low budget horror movie making at its best! Highly recommended to fans of 'Carnival Of Souls', and 'Black Sunday'. 'Horror Hotel' isn't a great an achievement as either, but it shares some similarities in style and feel. This is one extremely underrated movie!

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