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Milton Subotsky (screenplay)
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Release Date:
28 February 1965 (USA) See more »
Acclaimed as "THE FEAR OF THE YEAR"
Aboard a British train, mysterious fortune teller Dr. Schreck uses tarot cards to read the futures of five fellow passengers. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Dr. Cushing's Train Of Spooky Fun See more (74 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Christopher Lee ... Franklyn Marsh (segment "Disembodied Hand")
Max Adrian ... Dr. Blake (segment "Vampire")

Ann Bell ... Ann Rogers (segment "Creeping Vine")

Michael Gough ... Eric Landor (segment "Disembodied Hand")
Jennifer Jayne ... Nicolle Carroll (segment "Vampire")
Neil McCallum ... Jim Dawson (segment "Werewolf")

Bernard Lee ... Hopkins (segment "Creeping Vine")

Roy Castle ... Biff Bailey (segment "Voodoo")

Peter Cushing ... Dr. Terror
Alan Freeman ... Bill Rogers (segment "Creeping Vine")

Peter Madden ... Caleb (segment "Werewolf")
Kenny Lynch ... Sammy Coin (segment "Voodoo")

Jeremy Kemp ... Jerry Drake (segment "Creeping Vine")

Donald Sutherland ... Dr. Bob Carroll (segment "Vampire")
Harold Lang ... Roy Shine (segment "Voodoo")
Ursula Howells ... Mrs. Deirdre Biddulph (segment "Werewolf")
Christopher Carlos ... Vrim (segment "Voodoo")

Katy Wild ... Valda (segment "Werewolf")
Edward Underdown ... Tod (segment "Werewolf")

Phoebe Nicholls ... Carol Rogers (segment "Creeping Vine") (as Sarah Nicholls)

Isla Blair ... Pretty Girl (segment "Disembodied Hand")
Al Mulock ... Detective (segment "Vampire")

Judy Cornwell ... Nurse (segment "Disembodied Hand")
Hedger Wallace ... Surgeon (segment "Disembodied Hand")
Laurie Leigh ... Nurse (segment "Vampire")
Brian Hawkins ... George (segment "Disembodied Hand")
John Martin ... Second Male Friend (segment "Disembodied Hand")
Faith Kent ... Lady in Art Gallery (segment "Disembodied Hand")
Kenneth Kove ... Third Male Friend (segment "Disembodied Hand")
Frank Forsyth ... Toastmaster (segment "Disembodied Hand")
Walter Sparrow ... Second Ambulance Man (segment "Disembodied Hand")
Frank Barry ... Johnny Ellis (segment "Vampire")
Irene Richmond ... Mrs. Ellis (segment "Vampire")
Thomas Baptiste ... Dambala (segment "Voodoo")
Valerie St. Clair ... Cigarette Girl (segment "Voodoo")
Russ Henderson Steel Band ... Themselves (segment "Voodoo")
The Tubby Hayes Combo ... Biff Bailey's Band (segment "Voodoo") (as The Tubby Hayes Quintet)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pauline Chamberlain ... Spectator as Eric Landor Cuddles Monkey (segment "Disembodied Hand") (uncredited)
Russ Henderson ... Steel Band Leader (segment "Voodoo") (uncredited)
George Mossman ... Pony And Trap Driver (segment "Werewolf") (uncredited)

Directed by
Freddie Francis  (as Freddy Francis)
Writing credits
Milton Subotsky (screenplay)

Produced by
Max Rosenberg .... producer (as Max J. Rosenberg)
Milton Subotsky .... producer
Joe Vegoda .... executive producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Elisabeth Lutyens  (as Elizabeth Lutyens)
Cinematography by
Alan Hume (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Thelma Connell 
Art Direction by
Bill Constable 
Makeup Department
Roy Ashton .... makeup artist
Frieda Steiger .... hairdresser
Production Management
Ted Wallis .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bert Batt .... assistant director
Hugh Harlow .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Sound Department
Buster Ambler .... sound recordist
John Cox .... director of sound
Roy Hyde .... dubbing editor
Special Effects by
Ted Samuels .... special effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Godfrey A. Godar .... camera operator (as Godfrey Godar)
Maurice Gillett .... supervising electrician (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Bridget Sellers .... wardrobe supervisor
Music Department
Tubby Hayes .... composer: jazz music
Kenny Lynch .... composer: songs
Philip Martell .... conductor
Philip Martell .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Other crew
Pauline Harlow .... continuity
Boscoe Holder .... choreographer
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"House of Horrors" - USA (alternative title)
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98 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Australia:PG | Australia:SOA (original rating) | Finland:(Banned) (1966) | Italy:VM18 | Norway:16 (1965) | Sweden:15 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:PG (tv rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (2004) | USA:Unrated | West Germany:16 (nf)

Did You Know?

First feature film of Roy Castle.See more »
Plot holes: Franklyn Marsh does not touch the deck three times as is necessary according to Dr Terror around the beginning of the movie.See more »
Dr. Blake:This town isn't big enough for two doctors... or two vampires.
[turns into a bat and flies away]
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Scary Movie 2 (2001)See more »
VoodooSee more »


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10 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Dr. Cushing's Train Of Spooky Fun, 6 February 2008
Author: Bensch

"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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