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Torture Garden (1967)

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A special sideshow torture exhibit has the power, according to showman Dr. Diablo, to warn people of evil in their futures. As skeptical customers are shown the greed and violence they're ... See full summary »

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Ronald Wyatt (segment 4 "The Man Who Collected Poe")
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Dr. Diabolo (Framework Story)
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Carla Hayes (segment 2 "Terror Over Hollywood")
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Lancelot Canning (segment 4 "The Man Who Collected Poe")
Maurice Denham ...
Uncle Roger (segment 1 "Enoch")
Barbara Ewing ...
Dorothy Endicott (segment 3 "Mr. Steinway")
Michael Bryant ...
Colin Williams (segment 1 "Enoch")
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Leo Winston (segment 3 "Mr. Steinway")
Robert Hutton ...
Bruce Benton (segment 2 "Terror Over Hollywood")
John Phillips ...
Eddie Storm (segment 2 "Terror Over Hollywood")
Michael Ripper ...
Gordon Roberts (Framework Story)
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Dr. Heim (segment 2 "Terror Over Hollywood")
Catherine Finn ...
Nurse Parker (segment 1 "Enoch")
Ursula Howells ...
Miss Maxine Chambers (segment 3 "Mr. Steinway")
David Bauer ...
Mike Charles (segment 2 "Terror Over Hollywood")
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A special sideshow torture exhibit has the power, according to showman Dr. Diablo, to warn people of evil in their futures. As skeptical customers are shown the greed and violence they're hiding, one of them snaps and kills Diablo. When they run off, we see the murder to be staged as part of the show. One of the customers has hung around to see this, and wants to make a deal with Diablo, aka the Devil. Written by alfiehitchie

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future | greed | exhibit | show | murder | See more »

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Do You Dare See What Dr. Diabolo Sees?

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November 1967 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Der Foltergarten des Dr. Diabolo  »

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Despite being present from opening and also top billed, Jack Palance does not speak until 75 minutes into the film. See more »

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Although Doctor Diabolo charges his customers five pounds to enter the Torture Garden, and the framing story ostensibly takes place in the United Kingdom, the banknotes seen on screen are clearly US currency. See more »

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Aww, I thought this was the "Olive Garden".
28 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Okay, this was a decent picture of anthology horror. Four stories here, possible futures .

The first is one where a greedy nephew kills his uncle, only to unleash an ancient horror.

The second, a young starlet does anything to get ahead, to her tragic demise.

The third, a grasping girlfriend confronts her boyfriend's haunted piano. This is the silliest of the four, really.

The fifth involves a Poe fanatic who discovers a fellow Poe fanatic has resurrected the writer, with horrific results. Probably the best story, but Jack Palance looks silly trying to affect an effete British accent.


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