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Torture Garden (1967)

Approved  |   |  Horror  |  November 1967 (UK)
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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

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. 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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Do You Dare See What Dr. Diabolo Sees?

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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 »

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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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Amicus!
18 February 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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 are hiding.

This has been called the worst of the Amicus anthologies. That may be true, but it is still enjoyable. Written by Robert Bloch ("Psycho"), starring Burgess Meredeth, Peter Cushing and a young Jack Palance, and directed by Freddie Francis... how can you go wrong?

Some stories are better than others. The cat story was a bit weak, whereas the Hollywood tale was pretty good and "Man Who Collected Poe" was probably the best, if for no other reason than it featured a Poe-themed house.

Interestingly, we have a being named "malfeasor" (literally "wrongdoer"), which seems to clearly be the inspiration behind the villain in "Witchboard".


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