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Blood Fiend (1967)

Theatre of Death (original title)
The Theatre of Death in Paris specialises in horror presentations. A police surgeon finds himself becoming involved in the place through his attraction to one of the performers. When ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Philippe Darvas
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Charles Marquis
Lelia Goldoni ...
Dani Gireaux
Jenny Till ...
Nicole Chapelle
Evelyn Laye ...
Madame Angelique
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Inspector Micheaud
Joseph Fürst ...
Karl Schiller (as Joseph Furst)
Betty Woolfe ...
Colette
Leslie Handford ...
Joseph
Fraser Kerr ...
Pierre
Dilys Watling ...
Heidi
Steve Plytas ...
Andre, Patron of Cafe
Miki Iveria ...
Patron's Wife
Terence Soall ...
Ferdi
Ester Anderson ...
La Poule (as Esther Anderson)
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The Theatre of Death in Paris specialises in horror presentations. A police surgeon finds himself becoming involved in the place through his attraction to one of the performers. When bloodless bodies start showing up all over town he realises there could be links with the theatre. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Director Samuel Gallu, who once sang tenor for Arturo Toscanini, and star Christopher Lee hurled snatches of arias at each other between takes. See more »

Connections

References Le journal d'un fou (1963) See more »

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Shock Treatment
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Music by Trevor Duncan
Josef Weinberger Ltd
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Watch Out Crossing the Alps!
23 January 2003 | by (NC) – See all my reviews

In the dark streets of Paris, innocent victims mysteriously die, having had all their blood drained from their bodies by sharp punctures. A Theatre of Death, or Grand Guingol theatre, is nearby and a great success, thanks in large part to the efforts of its somewhat mysterious, demented, hypnotic director Phillipe Darvas. Christopher Lee plays the director in this above-average horror-mystery. A friend of the cast, Julian Glover, and a policeman, somehow find that the theater and the mysterious deaths are related. Lots of red herrings in this one and a neat, creative story tying up the loose ends. Not a lot of action but more mood and psychological horror. The setting is Paris but you only know that, because everyone has French names - otherwise it seems like London. Production values are pretty good, and the film boasts some fine scenes such as when two actresses rehearse a Salem witch-burning scene for the first time whilst one is hypnotized by Lee and the house of the director is a truly scary place with a very good painting of Lee that has eyes cut out and a back panel. Good old-fashioned horror here!


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