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Director:
Writers:
Stephen Kandel (screenplay)
Stephen Kandel (story)
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Release Date:
28 October 1966 (UK) See more »
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The year's most startling entertainment See more »
Plot:
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. | Add synopsis »
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A thrilling film with occasional lapses in the writing...but it's still well worth seeing. See more (18 total) »

Cast

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Patrick O'Neal ... Jason Cravatte aka Jason Caroll

Cesare Danova ... Anthony Draco

Wilfrid Hyde-White ... Harold Blount
Laura Devon ... Marie Champlain
Patrice Wymore ... Vivian (Delano's hostess)

Suzy Parker ... Barbara Dixon
José René Ruiz ... Senor Pepe De Reyes (as Tun Tun)
Philip Bourneuf ... Insp. Matthew Strudwick

Jeanette Nolan ... Mrs. Ewing Perryman

Marie Windsor ... Madame Corona

Wayne Rogers ... 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
Charles Seel ... Rev. Dr. Hopewell
Ayllene Gibbons ... Victoria the Barmaid
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Don Anderson ... Ball Guest (uncredited)
Jean Carson ... Girl on Street (uncredited)
Annazette Chase ... Prudence (uncredited)

William Conrad ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)

Tony Curtis ... Mr. Julian (uncredited)
James Drake ... Police Officer Morrison (uncredited)
Harry Ellerbe ... Judge Train (uncredited)
Robert Goodwin ... Oliver - Coachman (uncredited)
Barbro Hedström ... Florabell (uncredited)
Clegg Hoyt ... New Orleans Bartender (uncredited)
Ray Kellogg ... Officer Manton (uncredited)
Mike Lally ... Ball Guest (uncredited)
Lyle Latell ... Trainman (uncredited)
Monty Margetts ... Dowager (uncredited)
Philo McCullough ... Ball Guest (uncredited)
Al McGranary ... Senator Dixon (uncredited)
Joe Ploski ... Street Vendor (uncredited)

Ralph Roberts ... Merritt - Doorman (uncredited)
Stewart Rose ... Police Officer Briggs (uncredited)
Nedra Rosemond-Watt ... Maid (uncredited)
Jack Shea ... Java Gross - Sailor (uncredited)
Paul Sorensen ... Baltimore Bartender (uncredited)
Fredd Wayne ... Charlie Benton (Miss Dixon's escort) (uncredited)
Napoleon Whiting ... Servant (uncredited)

Directed by
Hy Averback 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Stephen Kandel  screenplay
Stephen Kandel  story
Ray Russell  story

Produced by
Hy Averback .... producer
James Barnett .... associate producer (as Jim Barnett)
 
Original Music by
William Lava 
 
Cinematography by
Richard H. Kline  (as Richard Kline)
 
Film Editing by
David Wages 
 
Art Direction by
Art Loel 
 
Set Decoration by
William L. Kuehl 
 
Makeup Department
Gordon Bau .... makeup artist
Jean Burt Reilly .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Sherry Shourds .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sam Schneider .... assistant director (as Samuel Schneider)
 
Sound Department
M.A. Merrick .... sound
 
Stunts
Richard Farnsworth .... stunts (uncredited)
Buddy Van Horn .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Dan Wallin .... score mixer
David Strech .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Doris DeHerdt .... script supervisor
 

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80 min | Australia:95 min | USA:99 min (DVD version)
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Color (Technicolor)
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Last film of Suzy Parker.See more »
Quotes:
Anthony Draco:Can you describe him?
Marie Champlain:He's... he's tall and uh... he's dark and um... uh... soft-spoken. He moves very quietly. What's wrong me? He's the easiest man in the world to identify. His right hand is missing.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Cinemacabre TV Trailers (1993) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
An der schönen, blauen Donau, Op. 314 (On the Beautiful Blue Danube)See more »

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
A thrilling film with occasional lapses in the writing...but it's still well worth seeing., 3 March 2011
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

"Chamber of Horrors" sure reminds me of some of William Castle's films, as it begins with a prologue narrated by William Conrad. It explains how scary the film is but as a special service to the squeamish in the audience, a red light will flash and weird music will go off when one of four horrifying moments are about to begin! This is cheesy but also fills the movie with kitschy fun.

The film begins with a truly horrifying and wonderful scene in which a total psycho (Patrick O'Neal) forces a minister to marry him....to a dead woman!! The guy is 100% nuts but clever--and manages to elude the police for some times after this. Eventually, when he is captured, he manages to escape both times--and I won't go in to detail about it, but the second time is a doozy and everyone assumes he's dead! And, from here on, the film bears a lot of similarity to the wonderful film "House of Wax" (the Vincent Price version, not the new crappy one) as well as the Dr. Phibes films--some amazingly gory murders, all in the name of revenge. This portion of the film is pretty good, albeit a bit slow at times.

What intrigued me about this film was seeing Patrick O'Neal in a role totally unlike his other film and TV appearances. He was good, mind you--but NOT the typical sort of O'Neal! Also I appreciated that although the subject matter was grisly, it was not at all explicit--and the red flashing lights really weren't necessary. I am thrilled, as I think many horror films just go too far.

Overall, I liked this film very much--O'Neal's character was great and the story quite exciting. The only serious problems were the occasional bad writing, as intended victims just acted too dumb at times--such as the cop (Wayne Rogers) who chose to look for a serial killer out to kill him TOTALLY ALONE! When this character found O'Neal, instead of shooting him on sight, he allowed him to get close to him...too close. Another case of bad writing involved the assistant, Pepe, who hears a noise and TELLS NO ONE--going to investigate it himself!! Too dumb--and sad because otherwise it was a thrilling little movie.

By the way, the way the film ended it seemed apparent this was meant as either a TV pilot or the first in a series. Sadly, this was not to be.

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