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Curse of the Crimson Altar (1968)

 -  Horror  -  15 April 1970 (USA)
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When his brother disappears, Robert Manning pays a visit to the remote country house he was last heard from. While his host is outwardly welcoming - and his niece more demonstrably so - ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Professor Marsh
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Morley
Mark Eden ...
Robert Manning
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Lavinia
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Elder
Virginia Wetherell ...
Eve
Rosemarie Reede ...
Esther
Derek Tansley ...
Judge
Michael Warren ...
Chauffeur
Ron Pember ...
Petrol Attendant
Denys Peek ...
Peter Manning
Nicholas Head ...
Blacksmith
Nita Lorraine ...
Woman with whip
Carol Anne ...
1st Virgin
Jenny Shaw ...
2nd Virgin
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When his brother disappears, Robert Manning pays a visit to the remote country house he was last heard from. While his host is outwardly welcoming - and his niece more demonstrably so - Manning detects a feeling of menace in the air with the legend of Lavinia Morley, Black Witch of Greymarsh, hanging over everything. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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What obscene prayer or human sacrifice can satisfy the Devil-God? See more »

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Rated R for brief sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »
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15 April 1970 (USA)  »

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(Eastmancolor) (uncredited)

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Boris Karloff became ill with pneumonia while shooting this project in the freezing rain. It was his last British feature, begun January 22 1968. Karloff had just finished Targets (1968) and would recover enough to shoot four Mexican features in May 1968, his final screen work. See more »

Goofs

After the firemen turn on the water valves on the fire engine they take the ladder on wheels to the house. However when they cross over the hose pipes you can see that they lie flat on the ground so clearly no water is running through them. See more »

Quotes

Eve Morley: It's like a house from one of those old horror films.
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Featured in Son of Svengoolie: The Crimson Cult (1968) (1982) See more »

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Which witch do you wish to meet?
30 August 2007 | by See all my reviews

A nicely filmed horror movie,unfortunately marred by a botched ending which does not answer all the questions.The main asset is the cast:Boris Karloff,Christopher Lee and Barbara Steele ,all veterans of the genre.

But their parts are underwritten and the real star is actually Mark Eden as Robert Manning,in search of his brother Peter ,an antique dealer ,who disappeared after a visit to a Gothic desirable mansion. Manning,arriving at the place finds weird people ,a mute half wit and a sinister-looking professor(and a gorgeous blonde too).At night,he has bad dreams (which bear the appropriate scars of time: of course there are psychedelic effects!).He begins to investigate and to wonder whether his nightmares might not be reality as he discovers a strange attic.


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