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Chamber of Horrors (1966)

Unrated | | Horror | 28 October 1966 (UK)
A one-handed madman (he lost the hand while escaping a hanging) uses various detachable devices as murder weapons to gain revenge on those he believes have wronged him.

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Jason Cravatte aka Jason Caroll
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Anthony Draco
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Harold Blount
Laura Devon ...
Marie Champlain
Patrice Wymore ...
Vivian (Delano's hostess)
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Barbara Dixon
José René Ruiz ...
Senor Pepe De Reyes (as Tun Tun)
Philip Bourneuf ...
Insp. Matthew Strudwick
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Mrs. Ewing Perryman
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Madame Corona
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Police Sgt. Jim Albertson
Vinton Hayworth ...
Judge Walter Randolph
Richard O'Brien ...
Dr. Romulus Cobb
Inger Stratton ...
Gloria (one of Corona's girls)
Berry Kroeger ...
Chun Sing
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A one-handed madman (he lost the hand while escaping a hanging) uses various detachable devices as murder weapons to gain revenge on those he believes have wronged him.

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28 October 1966 (UK)  »

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La chambre des horreurs  »

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Trivia

Last film of Suzy Parker. See more »

Quotes

Harold Blount: His study?
Anthony Draco: Yes, the judge studies women
Anthony Draco: It's a Randolph family tradition
Anthony Draco: High standards in low wenches
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Connections

Referenced in Leprechaun 2 (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Wein, Weib und Gesang, Op. 333 (Wine, Women and Song)
(uncredited)
Music by Johann Strauss
Played at the party
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Polished color photography and great atmosphere give it an above B-level look...
7 November 2012 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

There's a lot to like in CHAMBER OF HORRORS, if you can forgive the copycat style that makes it look like a rip-off of HOUSE OF WAX at times. But the plot, involving a killer (Patrick O'Neal) taking revenge on those who punished him for his crimes, moves swiftly amid some handsome color settings and should keep fright fans interested. O'Neal is very persuasive in the central role.

Less can be said of others in the cast--including Marie Windsor who is mainly wasted in a supporting role, Suzy Parker whose role has no depth at all and Patrice Wymore.

Laura Devon is a stunning blond beauty and makes the most of her decorative assignment as the woman who sets up the men targeted for gruesome killings. The wax museum itself is an intriguing setting but the script is not up to the standards of the Vincent Price film with a somewhat similar storyline. Wilfrid Hyde-White and Cesare Danova are effective enough as the men who want to trap the killer.

Recommended mainly for its excellent use of Victorian atmosphere and crisp, clear Technicolor.


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