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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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Storyline

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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£105,000 (estimated)
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(RCA Sound Recording)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

First feature film of Roy Castle. See more »

Goofs

Contrary to what is implied, in Tarotmancy the thirteenth card showing Death is generally interpreted to indicate a positive change. See more »

Quotes

Hopkins: Plant like that... could take over the world.
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Connections

Followed by The Monster Club (1981) 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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Atmospheric and Entertaining.
10 September 2004 | by (Oakland, CA) – See all my reviews

I thoroughly enjoyed this film. It has the wonderful atmosphere, photography and pacing that is sorely missed in today's films.

It is also nice to see a horror film where the cast look and act like adults, instead of a bunch of high school kids.

My favorite segments are Werewolf and Voodoo, though I did enjoy seeing Jennifer Jayne (Trollenberg Terror) in Vampire.

For those who do not understand the title, the reason the film is called Dr. Terror's House of Horrors is because, in the film, Dr. Shreck refers to his tarot card deck as his "house of horrors".


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