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The House That Dripped Blood -- Scotland's Yard's search for a missing film star leads them to a haunted house, which serves as the framework for four tales of the macabre starring horror icons Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee and Ingrid Pitt. They include a writer's murderous creation coming to life, a wax figure causing a fatal argument, a young girl developing an intense interest in witchcraft and an actor finding a cape that helps immerse him in his role as a vampire.


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Release Date:
22 February 1971 (UK) See more »
Vampires! Voodoo! Vixens! Victims! See more »
An anthology of four horror stories revolving around a mysterious rental house in the UK. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (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 Ellsworth .... executive producer
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)
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"Blood Zone" - Japan (English title) (imdb display title)
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Rated PG for scary images (re-rating) (2002)
102 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Australia:M | Canada:AA (Ontario) (original rating) | Canada:PG (Manitoba) (2003) | Canada:PG (Ontario) (re-rating) (2003) | Finland:K-18 (2004) (self applied) | Iceland:16 | Italy:T | Norway:16 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:12 (video rating) (2003) | USA:GP (original rating) | USA:PG (re-rating) (2002) | West Germany:16

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The film takes place from 1969 to 1971.See more »
Factual errors: The newspaper that Sgt. Martin is reading is dated Monday, June 8, 1971. In 1971, June 8 fell on a Tuesday.See more »
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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References "Doctor Who" (1963)See more »


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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Amicus!, 18 April 2010
Author: Dagon from Dallas, Texas

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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