MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 3,776 this week

The Psychopath (1966)

 |  Horror, Mystery  |  May 1966 (USA)
5.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.9/10 from 367 users  
Reviews: 14 user | 9 critic

Four men who were involved in the investigation of a German millionaire at the end of WW II are found murdered with tiny dolls left next to their corpses.

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 23 titles
created 03 Feb 2011
 
a list of 2853 titles
created 14 Dec 2011
 
a list of 26 titles
created 16 Jan 2012
 
a list of 26 titles
created 01 Jun 2012
 
a list of 10 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Psychopath" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Psychopath (1966)

The Psychopath (1966) on IMDb 5.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Psychopath.

User Polls

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Five people get lost in a crypt and meet up with a strange crypt keeper who tells them stories of how they died.

Director: Freddie Francis
Stars: Joan Collins, Peter Cushing, Ralph Richardson
Nightmare (1964)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Janet is a young student at a private school; her nights are troubled by horrible dreams in which she sees her mother, who is in fact locked in an insane asylum, haunting her. Expelled ... See full summary »

Director: Freddie Francis
Stars: David Knight, Moira Redmond, Jennie Linden
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A writer of horror stories is invited to a "monster club" by a mysterious old gentleman. There, three gruesome stories are told to him; between each story some musicians play their songs.

Director: Roy Ward Baker
Stars: Vincent Price, John Carradine, Donald Pleasence
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Eight people are shrouded with the mystery behind the werewolf, and only one of them is! It's up to the viewer to find out!

Director: Paul Annett
Stars: Calvin Lockhart, Peter Cushing, Marlene Clark
Danger Route (1967)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Jonas Wilde, a British secret service agent licensed to kill, returns from a successful mission determined to resign. Canning, his London superior, agrees to forward his resignation if ... See full summary »

Director: Seth Holt
Stars: Richard Johnson, Carol Lynley, Barbara Bouchet
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Five men trapped in the basement vault of an office building share visions with each other of their demise. Stories revolve around vampires, bodily dismemberment, east Indian mysticism, an ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Ward Baker
Stars: Terry-Thomas, Tom Baker, Daniel Massey
Comedy | Horror | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Due to be crowned King of the Netherworld by his mentor Merlin the Magician at a monster's convention Count Downe, the son of Count Dracula, falls in love with the beautiful but human Amber... See full summary »

Director: Freddie Francis
Stars: Harry Nilsson, Ringo Starr, Freddie Jones
Psychopath (2014)
Documentary | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

The story of Oklahoma garbage man, Victor Marquez, who had dreamed of becoming a Hollywood Make-up artist and working in the movies. When he was 18, he fell in love with his high school gym... See full summary »

Director: Manny Marquez
Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Anthology film from Amicus adapted from four short stories by R. Chetwynd-Hayes strung together about an antique dealer who owns a shop called Temptations Ltd. and the fate that befalls his... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Connor
Stars: Peter Cushing, Ian Bannen, Ian Carmichael
Hysteria (1965)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

An American wakes up in an English hospital unable to remember anything of his life before a recent car accident. With only a photograph torn from a newspaper to guide him, and an unknown ... See full summary »

Director: Freddie Francis
Stars: Robert Webber, Anthony Newlands, Jennifer Jayne
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

In order to collect inheritance money, a slacker tries to induce a heart attack in his invalid grandmother by convincing her that she's become the target of youth supremacists who want to enact a genocide on the elderly.

Director: Bill Bain
Stars: Vanessa Howard, Mona Washbourne, Paul Nicholas
Thriller | Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

The hero steals the haul from the thieves, gives it back to the police but charges 10% for that.

Director: Guido Zurli
Stars: George Martin, Ingrid Schoeller, Karin Field
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Wymark ...
Inspector Holloway
Margaret Johnston ...
Mrs. Von Sturm
...
Mark Von Sturm
...
Frank Saville
Judy Huxtable ...
Louise Saville
Don Borisenko ...
Donald Loftis
Thorley Walters ...
Martin Roth
Robert Crewdson ...
Victor Ledoux
Colin Gordon ...
Dr. Glyn
Tim Barrett ...
Morgan
Frank Forsyth ...
Tucker
Olive Gregg ...
Mary
Harold Lang ...
Briggs
Gina Gianelli ...
Gina
Peter Diamond ...
Junk Yard Man
Edit

Storyline

Inspector Holloway is investigating a series of brutal murders in which a doll of each victim is found at the scene. The dolls, as it turns out,were purchased by the crippled Mrs. Von Sturm, whose home is overcrowded with a doll collection. Her pale, wide-eyed, neurotic son is the prime suspect and the daughter of one of the victims discovers the shocking truth. Written by alfiehitchie

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A New Peak in Shriek! See more »

Genres:

Horror | Mystery

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

May 1966 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Las muñecas de la muerte  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Judy Huxtable receives an "introducing" credit. See more »

Goofs

The players in the string ensemble are not moving their fingers along with the music. Much of the time, their fingers are not moving at all on the necks of the instruments. See more »

Quotes

Louise Saville: Oh, Dr. Glyn, this is Donald Loftis.
Dr. Glyn: Pleased to meet you.
Louise Saville: Donald's a medical student...
Dr. Glyn: Oh, yes. Hmm... Well, after twenty years as a physician, may I offer you some advice?
Donald Loftis: Yes, please do!
Dr. Glyn: Take up plumbing.
See more »

Connections

Followed by The Vault of Horror (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Divertimento
(uncredited)
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Arranged by Elisabeth Lutyens
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Little known but worth watching
18 January 2000 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is one of Amicus's lesser-known films and not one in their usual omnibus format. But it's an effective, creepy tale in what would be known today as the "serial killer" genre. Patrick Wymark is good as the detective, and director Freddie Francis, a multi-Oscar winning cinematographer, always brings a fine visual sense to his films. According to director Subotsky, the ending was re-edited and overdubbed to change the identity of the murderer (!) although this is not discernible on screen.


7 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Left quite an impression on me as a kid... Foo-Dog
Discuss The Psychopath (1966) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?