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Crucible of Terror -- British horror from the early seventies in which a deranged sculptor is using the bodies of beautiful young women as the basis of his bronze creations.   (Not Rated)


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The art of murder.
An obsessed sculptor kills a young woman to make a perfect bronze sculpture of her. Years later at his secluded home a number of people become trapped in a web of revenge, murder and horror. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Mike Raven ... Victor Clare

James Bolam ... John Davies
Mary Maude ... Millie
Ronald Lacey ... Michael Clare
Betty Alberge ... Dorothy Clare
John Arnatt ... Bill
Beth Morris ... Jane Clare
Judy Matheson ... Marcia

Melissa Stribling ... Joanna Brent
Kenneth Keeling ... George Brent
Me Me Lai ... Chi-San (as Me Me Lay)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Stephen Manley ... 1971

Directed by
Ted Hooker 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ted Hooker 
Tom Parkinson 

Produced by
John Brittany .... executive producer
Peter Newbrook .... executive producer
Tom Parkinson .... producer
Original Music by
Paris Rutherford 
Cinematography by
Peter Newbrook 
Film Editing by
Maxine Julius 
Art Direction by
Arnold Chapkis 
Costume Design by
Mary Gibson 
Makeup Department
Jan Dorman .... hair stylist
Jimmy Evans .... makeup artist
Production Management
Ted Sturgis .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Roger Simons .... assistant director
Ted Sturgis .... assistant director
Gary White .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Sound Department
Bob Jones .... dubbing mixer
Ken Ritchie .... sound recordist
Nolan Roberts .... re-recording
Camera and Electrical Department
Kelvin Pike .... camera operator

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Also Known As:
"Unholy Terror" - USA (DVD title)
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91 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
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Continuity: At c. 53 minutes, as the Rolls-Royce is about to be driven off, there is a badly parked black car directly in front of it, well away from the pavement. However, when the Rolls-Royce moves away in the next shot the black car is suddenly perfectly parked.See more »
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Not Good - But Not All That Bad, 20 December 2014
Author: Rainey-Dawn from United States

Well this is NOT the worst film I've ever seen - If you want a down right bloody awful film try "Hillbillys in a Haunted House (1967)". Crucible of Terror (1971) is not good but it's not all that bad either. The big let down is the ending.

The supernatural element in the film is revealed about 20 minutes into the movie by Michael Clare (Lacey) to John Davies (Bolam) about Chi-San (Lay) and this throws a hint about the ending BUT the ending is terrible.

I have to agree with other reviewers that the actors are a bit "wooden" but they are not all that bad either. And as far as the story goes it is somewhat interesting - can hold some people's interest until the very end (even if the ending is a bit corny).

Not a bad watch late at night if there is nothing else on TV that you care to watch.


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