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Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (1965)

Unrated | | Fantasy, Horror | 28 February 1965 (USA)
Aboard a British train, mysterious fortune teller Dr. Schreck uses tarot cards to read the futures of five fellow passengers.

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Max Adrian ...
Ann Bell ...
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Eric Landor (segment "Disembodied Hand")
Jennifer Jayne ...
Nicolle Carroll (segment "Vampire")
Neil McCallum ...
Jim Dawson (segment "Werewolf")
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Roy Castle ...
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Alan Freeman ...
Bill Rogers (segment "Creeping Vine")
Peter Madden ...
Caleb (segment "Werewolf")
Kenny Lynch ...
Sammy Coin (segment "Voodoo")
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Jerry Drake (segment "Creeping Vine")
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Dr. Bob Carroll (segment "Vampire")
Harold Lang ...
Roy Shine (segment "Voodoo")
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Five strangers board a train and are joined by a mysterious fortune teller who offers to read their Tarot cards. Five separate stories unfold: An architect returns to his ancestral home to find a werewolf out for revenge; a doctor discovers his new wife is a vampire; a huge plant takes over a house; a musician gets involved with voodoo; an art critic is pursued by a disembodied hand. Written by Col Needham <col@imdb.com>

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Acclaimed as "THE FEAR OF THE YEAR"

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Fantasy | Horror

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28 February 1965 (USA)  »

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£105,000 (estimated)
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Canadian actor Donald Sutherland was paid 1,000 UK pounds for his role. See more »

Goofs

Marsh tells DR. Terror to shuffle the cards and as He's shuffling them it fades into Marsh's story.. I've always thought Marsh's card tapping occurred off screen after the shuffling. So it isn't necessarily a goof depending on how you interpret it. See more »

Quotes

Hopkins: There's one thing that every intelligent thing is afraid of - fire! If a species ever develops that isn't, it could be the end of the world.
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Followed by Torture Garden (1967) See more »

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Island of Happiness
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Written by Russ Henderson
Performed by Russ Henderson Steel Band
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Dr. Cushing's Train Of Spooky Fun
6 February 2008 | by See all my reviews

"Dr. Terror's House Of Horrors" of 1965 is a cheesy but highly entertaining horror anthology. This film is particularly interesting as it is the the first in a row of Horror anthologies from the Amicus company, which continued to produce Anthologies such as "The House That Dripped Blood" of 1971. What also makes this highly recommendable is the cast, as it features Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, and young Donald Sutherland in an early role. Peter Cushing stars as the mysterious Dr. Schreck, a fortune teller, who offers the five other men in his train cabin to tell their future from his tarot cards. Each man's future is one part of the anthology, which, among other things, features voodoo, a vampire and a werewolf. The stories are, of course, quite brief, with five stories in only 95 minutes there is simply no place for a lot of depth. Even the stories are brief, and partly very cheesy, however, every single story entertains highly. Peter Cushing is excellent and eerie as usual as Dr. Schreck, and fellow horror icon Christopher Lee is equally great as one of the passengers in the train, an arrogant art-critic. It is also a lot of fun to watch Donald Sutherland in this early role. Sutherland sure is a great actor, and he already was back then. Although "Dr. Terror's House Of Horrors" is cheesy, and certainly no masterpiece, this is highly recommended to all the fans of traditional and British Horror out there! Definitely no shocker, but spooky fun that Classic Horror lovers should enjoy immensely. 7/10


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