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The House That Dripped Blood (1971)

PG  |   |  Horror  |  22 February 1971 (UK)
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An anthology of four horror stories revolving around a mysterious rental house in the UK.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Reid (segment 3 "Sweets to the Sweet")
Philip Grayson (segment 2 "Waxworks")
Nyree Dawn Porter ...
Ann Norton (segment 3 "Sweets to the Sweet")
Charles Hillyer (segment 1 "Method for Murder")
Paul Henderson (segment 4 "The Cloak")
Joanna Dunham ...
Alice Hillyer (segment 1 "Method for Murder")
Neville Rogers (segment 2 "Waxworks")
John Bennett ...
Detective Inspector Holloway
Geoffrey Bayldon ...
Theo Von Hartmann (segment 4 "The Clock")
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")
Mr. Petrich (segment 4 "The Cloak")


A Scotland Yard investigator looks into four mysterious cases involving an unoccupied house: 1) A writer encounters a strangler of his own creation, 2) Two men are obsessed with a wax figure of a woman from their past, 3) A little girl displays an interest in witchcraft, and 4) A film actor discovers a cloak which gives him a vampire's powers. Written by Wes Clark <>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Vampires! Voodoo! Vixens! Victims! See more »



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for scary images | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

22 February 1971 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

A Casa que Escorria Sangue  »

Box Office


$500,000 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Charles Hillyer: It's Dominick! I saw him!
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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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