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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:
John Reid (segment 3 "Sweets to the Sweet")
Philip Grayson (segment 2 "Waxworks")
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 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")
Mr. Petrich (segment 4 "The Cloak")


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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Release Date:

2 April 1971 (USA)  »

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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Did You Know?


The "record player" that Philip Grayson (Peter Cushing) uses early in the "Waxworks" segment is The Lenco L75 turntable. See more »


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 »


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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References Richard III (1955) See more »

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18 April 2010 | by (Dallas, Texas) – See all my reviews

Another Amicus Production anthology starring Christopher Lee and the late Peter Cushing. It seems like you can never go wrong with those two

  • or Amicus for that matter; classic performances by both men indeed. I

don't consider these tales terrifying but they offer substance and quality that becomes enjoyable to the viewer. I won't go into any detail concerning each tale, but like usual, they all represent a unified theme. The conclusion is satisfying and I would love the opportunity to own this film. A fun way to spend your afternoon if you cherish the usual setup from Amicus - and, if you're not familiar, why not get acquainted?

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