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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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Tagline:
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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Polished color photography and great atmosphere give it an above B-level look... 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)
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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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Runtime:
80 min | Australia:95 min | USA:99 min (DVD version)
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Color (Technicolor)
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Trivia:
This was a pilot for a period detective program from Warner Bros. entitled "House of Wax", padded out with various gimmicks including the red "fear flash" and "horror horn", several added sequences and guest stars with a larger screen in mind because it was considered too intense at that time for television.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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Leprechaun 2 (1994)See more »
Soundtrack:
An der schönen, blauen Donau, Op. 314 (On the Beautiful Blue Danube)See more »

FAQ

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Polished color photography and great atmosphere give it an above B-level look..., 7 November 2012
Author: Neil Doyle from U.S.A.

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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