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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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Tagline:
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:
"Burn the witch!!" See more (98 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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Trivia:
Venetia Stevenson receives an "introducing" credit.See more »
Goofs:
Miscellaneous: When they are waiting in the cemetery for the clock to strike thirteen, the clock actually strikes 14 times.See more »
Quotes:
Prof. Alan Driscoll:The basis of fairy tale is in reality. The basis of reality is fairy talesSee more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in 100 Years of Horror: Witches (1996) (V)See more »

FAQ

Why was the title changed to 'Horror Hotel' for U.S. release?
What gives the shot of Elizabeth Selwyn on the stake its peculiar quality?
How is this film similar to 'Psycho' (1960)?
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17 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
"Burn the witch!!", 22 September 2002
Author: Backlash007 from Kentucky

Strangers rarely come to Whitewood...and for good reason. For it's inhabited with witches and warlocks...and Christopher Lee! He's absolutely menacing in his role of Professor Driscoll. Horror Hotel (aka: The City of the Dead) is a just an old fashioned horror story, it's even kind of creepy. I think this one is all about the atmosphere; a dark and rickety hotel located in an aging New England town that boasts an excellent use of fog that would make John Carpenter envious. It's something to be seen. Horror Hotel is slightly dated, but not too shabby. After all, "the basis of reality is fairy tales, and the basis of fairy tales is reality"

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