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Torture Garden (1967)

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An anthology of four short horror stories about people who visit Dr. Diabolo's fairground haunted-house attraction show.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ronald Wyatt (segment 4 "The Man Who Collected Poe")
Dr. Diabolo (Framework Story)
Beverly Adams ...
Carla Hayes (segment 2 "Terror Over Hollywood")
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")
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)
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")


A special sideshow torture exhibit has the power, according to showman Dr. Diablo, to warn people of evil in their futures. Ore by one, skeptical customers stand before the Fate Atropos to be shown the greed and violence they're hiding. Written by alfiehitchie

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(RCA Sound Recording)



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When this movie was shown in 1967 one of the promos was a pack of torture garden seeds given to patrons as they entered the theater. The seeds were actually grass seeds. 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 »


Featured in See No Evil (1971) 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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