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The House That Dripped Blood (1971)

GP | | Horror | 2 April 1971 (USA)
An anthology of four horror stories revolving around a mysterious rental house in the UK.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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John Reid (segment 3 "Sweets to the Sweet")
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Philip Grayson (segment 2 "Waxworks")
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Ann Norton (segment 3 "Sweets to the Sweet")
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Charles Hillyer (segment 1 "Method for Murder")
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Paul Henderson (segment 4 "The Cloak")
Joanna Dunham ...
Alice Hillyer (segment 1 "Method for Murder")
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Neville Rogers (segment 2 "Waxworks")
John Bennett ...
Detective Inspector Holloway
Geoffrey Bayldon ...
Theo Von Hartmann (segment 4 "The Cloak")
John Bryans ...
A.J. Stoker
Hugh Manning ...
Mark (segment 3 "Sweets to the Sweet")
Robert Lang ...
Psychiatrist - Andrews (segment 1 "Method for Murder")
Richard Coe ...
Mr. Talmadge (segment 4 "The Cloak")
Wolfe Morris ...
Waxworks Proprietor (segment 2 "Waxworks")
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Mr. Petrich (segment 4 "The Cloak")
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Storyline

A Scotland Yard investigator looks into four mysterious cases involving an unoccupied house and its tragic previous tenants: 1) A hack novelist encounters a strangler who's the villain of his books, leading his wife to question his sanity, 2) Two men are obsessed with a wax figure of a woman from their past, 3) A little girl with a stern, widowed father displays an interest in witchcraft, and 4) An arrogant horror film actor purchases a black cloak which gives him a vampire's powers. Written by Wes Clark <wclark@uspto.gov>

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Vampires! Voodoo! Vixens! Victims! See more »

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Horror

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2 April 1971 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Totentanz der Vampire  »

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$500,000 (estimated)
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(RCA Sound System)

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(Eastmancolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Peter Cushing (Philip Grayson) tried to get out of his contract so that he was not away from his sick wife Helen but he had to carry on. See more »

Goofs

Black wires are clearly visible above Carla as she rises up to the second floor to bite Paul after she becomes a vampire. See more »

Quotes

Paul Henderson: I'm Paul Henderson.
Theo von Hartmann: Who?
Paul Henderson: The great film actor.
Theo von Hartmann: I'm sorry. But I have not heard of such person.
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Connections

Followed by The Monster Club (1981) See more »

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The Old House
25 November 2013 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

Peter Duffel directed this anthology film that stars John Bennett as a Scotland Yard Investigator looking into the disappearance of two films stars(played by "Doctor Who" star Jon Pertwee, and Ingrid Pitt) who were last seen in an old house they had let while filming a new movie. The real estate agent tells him four tales about the mysterious house: 'Method For Murder' - A writer comes to believe his character(a mad strangler) has come to life. 'Waxworks' - Peter Cushing plays a retired man who becomes fascinated with a waxwork version of Salome, much to his regret; 'Sweets For The Sweet' - A man(played by Christopher Lee) treats his young daughter harshly out of fear, bringing an ironic fate upon himself. 'The Cloak' - The film star buys a cloak that turns him into a vampire. Good set of tales here, with fine direction and music score; Last tale is best, a real treat.


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