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After one of their store houses burnt down, museum director Grove and his assistant Pimm find everything destroyed - only one statue withstood the fire mysteriously undamaged. Suddenly Grove is lying dead on the ground - killed by the statue? Pimm finds out that the cursed statue has been created by Rabbi Loew in 16th century and will withstand every human attempt to destroy it. Pimm decides to use it to his own advantage... Written by
Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>
Director Herbert J. Leder purposely wanted the film to have the style of the Hammer Studio horror films that were popular during the 60's. He directed the camera work and audio effects to have the characteristics of a Hammer film. See more »
Newspaper headlines refer to the statue as a Golem even before Pimm and Perkins identify it as such. See more »
Star Roddy McDowall is credited as Roddy 'MacDowall' in the opening credits. See more »
Disturbed museum curator is haunted by a hideous hulking stone statue, but when he discovers the power to control the indestructible thing he seeks out harsh vengeance.
Well-made British horror film is an engaging and unique treat for those that enjoy clever and untraditional genre films. The story is solidly engulfing and nicely paced, pulling the viewer into the mystery of the Golem statue and its deranged master. The late great Roddy McDowall does a splendid performance, as usual, as our lead who's on the verge of madness. The supporting cast isn't half bad either, though they admittedly pale compared to McDowell. The other big star of this film is the Golem statue itself. The makeup work on the imposing statue is quite good and the image of that statue is something that's stayed with me for over 10 years.
All around, a solid genre film that's definitely worth tracking down for both fans of British horror and fans of McDowell.
*** out of ****
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