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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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Storyline

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

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Trivia

The house used in the film is Grim's Dyke House (now a hotel) in Harrow Weald, Middlesex. The house was formerly the home of William S. Gilbert of Gilbert & Sullivan fame. 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

Robert Manning: It's like Boris Karloff is going to pop up at any moment.
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Great Cast! But Typical Tigon Production
30 July 2011 | by (NJ, USA) – See all my reviews

Tigon, the off-off-off Broadway of British horror produced a smattering of mostly so-so horror films during the late 60's and early 70's (the exceptional "Witchfinder General" not included) and this production's delicious horror iconous cast including Christopher Lee, Boris Karloff, Michael Gough and Barbara Steele, is its best attribute. The tone taken is on the silly side for the most part, but the decent Gothic atmosphere and stellar cast begs for something more sinister. Horror aficionados will not want to miss this, for the great cast, and there are certainly far worse horror movies out there, but this will most likely be of little interest to non genre fans.


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