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Director:
Writer:
Robert Bloch (written by)
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Release Date:
22 February 1971 (UK) See more »
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Tagline:
Vampires! Voodoo! Vixens! Victims! See more »
Plot:
A Scotland Yard investigator looks into four mysterious cases involving an unoccupied house: 1) A writer encounters a strangler of his own creation... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Good horror anthology See more (62 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Christopher Lee ... John Reid (segment 3 "Sweets to the Sweet")

Peter Cushing ... Philip Grayson (segment 2 "Waxworks")
Nyree Dawn Porter ... Ann Norton (segment 3 "Sweets to the Sweet")

Denholm Elliott ... Charles Hillyer (segment 1 "Method for Murder")

Jon Pertwee ... Paul Henderson (segment 4 "The Cloak")
Joanna Dunham ... Alice Hillyer (segment 1 "Method for Murder")

Joss Ackland ... 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")

Jonathan Lynn ... Mr. Petrich (segment 4 "The Cloak")
John Malcolm ... Police Sergeant Martin
Winifred Sabine ... Rita (segment 4 "The Cloak")
Carleton Hobbs ... Dr. Bailey (segment 3 "Sweets to the Sweet")
Bernard Hopkins ... Assistant Director (segment 4 "The Cloak")
Chloe Franks ... Jane Reid (segment 3 "Sweets to the Sweet")
Tom Adams ... Dominick / Richard (segment 1 "Method for Murder")

Ingrid Pitt ... Carla Lind (segment 4 "The Cloak")
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Roy Evans ... Hunchback (segment 4 "The Cloak") (uncredited)

Joanna Lumley ... Film Crew Girl (segment 4 "The Cloak") (uncredited)

Directed by
Peter Duffell 
 
Writing credits
Robert Bloch (written by)

Russ Jones  segment "Waxworks" (uncredited)

Produced by
Paul Ellisworth .... executive producer (as Paul Ellsworth)
Max Rosenberg .... producer (as Max J. Rosenberg)
Milton Subotsky .... producer
Gordon Wescourt .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Michael Dress 
 
Cinematography by
Ray Parslow (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Peter Tanner 
 
Casting by
Ronnie Curtis (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
Tony Curtis 
 
Makeup Department
Harry Frampton .... makeup artist
Joyce James .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Teresa Bolland .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Peter Beale .... first assistant director
Mike Higgins .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Adrian Hughes .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Fred Carter .... set dresser
Thomas Goswell .... draughtsman (uncredited)
David Minty .... draughtsman (uncredited)
Peter Wood .... scenic artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Michael P. Redbourn .... dubbing editor (as Michael Redbourn)
Ken Ritchie .... sound mixer
Nolan Roberts .... dubbing mixer
Paddy Cunningham .... assistant dubbing mixer (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Gerry Anstiss .... camera operator
Peter Ewens .... focus puller (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Laurel Staffell .... wardrobe (as Laurel Staffel)
 
Music Department
Michael Dress .... conductor
 
Other crew
Phyllis Townshend .... continuity (as Phyllis Townsend)
 
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MPAA:
Rated PG for scary images (re-rating) (2002)
Runtime:
102 min
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:
Australia:M | Canada:AA (Ontario) (original rating) | Canada:PG (Manitoba) (2003) | Canada:PG (Ontario) (re-rating) (2003) | Germany:16 | Iceland:16 | Italy:T | Norway:16 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:12 (video rating) (2003) | USA:GP (original rating) | USA:PG (re-rating) (2002)

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Trivia:
Among the photographs in the frame of Paul Henderson's mirror is one of Jon Pertwee driving "Bessie," the car he drove as the Doctor in "Doctor Who" (1963). When Pertwee made this film, he was still playing the Doctor.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: 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:That's what's wrong with the present day horrorfilms. There's no realism. Not like the old ones, the great ones. Frankenstein. Phantom of the Opera. Dracula - the one with Bela Lugosi of course, not this new fellow.See more »
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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Good horror anthology, 27 May 2006
Author: Wayne Malin (wwaayynnee51@hotmail.com) from United States

Four stories written by Robert Bloch about various people who live in a beautiful, old mansion and what happens to them. The first has Denholm Elliott as a novelist who sees the killer he's writing about come to life. Some spooky moments and the twist at the end was good. The second has Peter Cushing becoming obsessed with a wax figure resembling his dead wife. The third has Christopher Lee who has a child (Chloe Franks) and is scared of her. It all leads up to a pretty scary ending (although the ending in the story was MUCH worse). The last is an out and out comedy with Jon Petwee and Ingrid Pitt (both chewing the scenery) and a cape that turns people into vampires! There's also a cute line about Christopher Lee playing Dracula.

This is a good horror anthology--nothing terrifying but the first one and the ending of the third gave me a few pleasurable little chills. Also the fourth one is actually very funny and Pitt makes a VERY sexy vampire! Also the house itself looks beautiful...and very creepy. It's well-directed with some nice atmospheric touches. A very good and unusual movie score too. All in all a good little horror anthology well worth seeking out. Try to see it on DVD--the Lions Gate one looks fantastic with strong colors and great sound.

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