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Torture Garden (1967)

 -  Horror  -  November 1967 (UK)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Ronald Wyatt (segment 4 "The Man Who Collected Poe")
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Dr. Diabolo (Framework Story)
Beverly Adams ...
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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Do You Dare See What Dr. Diabolo Sees?

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November 1967 (UK)  »

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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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Followed by The House That Dripped Blood (1971) See more »

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Decent; but not one of the best Amicus anthologies
28 November 2002 | by (Fat World) – See all my reviews

After seeing "The Torture Garden" I have now seen every Amicus anthology. The wrap around story is particularly interesting; especially since I am a big fan of circus sideshows/midway attractions. Anyways; Burgess Merideth plays the evil carnival barker; ushering in 5 un suspecting people; and telling them to look into the shears of a wax figure. In the shears each person see's a sin that will be committed in their future; giving them an opportunity to stop it.

The problem with Torture Garden is that it's like a bad sandwich; the meat is so awful; it makes you want to throw it away and eat the bread. The first story and the last story are very good; but the two in the middle are very stale and boring.

Overall; this is definetly worth buying; especially for a fan of classic horror and while the second and third stories are infact "Torture"; the first and last make up for it. The wrap around story is superb and the ending is quite surprising.

Rating: 7.7/10


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