A Victorian-age scientist returns to London with his paleontological bag-of-bones discovery from Papua New Guinea. Unfortunately, when exposed to water, flesh returns to the bones ... See full summary »
England, 1795: the young Catherine has just married Charles Fengriffen and moves into his castle. She becomes the victim of an old curse that lays on the family. On her wedding night she is raped by a ghost and gets pregnant.
Christopher Lee stars in the Amicus production of "Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde" where the names have been changed to Dr. Marlowe and Mr. Blake. Lee as Dr. Marlowe experiments with intravenous ... See full summary »
A special sideshow torture exhibit has the power, according to showman Dr. Diablo, to warn people of evil in their futures. One by one, skeptical customers stand before the Fate Atropos to be shown the greed and violence they're hiding behind their respectable facades. Written by
Columbia financed this film and insisted that two American actors be cast. Therefore, the initial casting of Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee was changed to that of Jack Palance and Burgess Meredith. See more »
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 »
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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