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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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Solid if flawed entry 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:
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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Solid if flawed entry, 8 November 2012
Author: GL84 from Los Angeles, Ca

Chamber of Horrors-After escaping custody and presumed dead, a deranged madman starts a rampage of revenge against those he believed wrong him in sending him to jail, forcing a pair of wax museum attendees to help solve the case before his rampage is complete.

A somewhat decent and enjoyable film, though this one does have it's problems. The first and most obvious one is the gimmick of the flashing red screen and siren used to indicate a potentially frightening scene, yet neither the sequence itself shows anything remotely frightening nor is the warning useful as it intrudes on the frozen frame and looks cheesy and quite fake. Onto the film itself, the biggest problem is the fact that the majority of the film is devoted to an investigation angle that's not conducted by the police but rather his friends in the wax museum as they construct an exhibit on the madman's rampage, which feels quite lame as well as intrusive to the pacing as there's not a whole lot of kills to really work this one over. That said, there's some good stuff here as the frequent trips to the wax museum give it a pretty chilly air at times, several of the stalking scenes are undertaken during a heavy fog that provides a pretty rich atmosphere during the better moments in the film and it has a fairly fun finale that certainly has it's fair share of action. It's enough to make it entertaining, but its held down by it's flaws.

Today's Rating/PG: Violence.

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