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The art of murder.
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An obsessed sculptor kills a young women 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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Cast

  (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)
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Stephen Manley ... 1971

Directed by
Ted Hooker 
 
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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
 
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
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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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2 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Crucible of terror? I'd rather not...., 7 April 2006
Author: Kevin Ryan from United Kingdom

As with the majority of the 70s B-movie horror flicks which have survived the ages to make it onto modern day television, I first saw this piece of classic film at around 3am on some god-forsaken low budget television station...

Initially, my interest was sparked at the prospect of high profile nudity following the introductory scene which featured a naked lady being turned into a statue or something ludicrous. The anticipation of nudity is a key technique by the author of 'movie' in order to secure the attention of the unfortunate viewer.

The possible forecast of a brief lesbian sexual congress is hinted by one of the key female performers (who can be seen with her kit off in one of the Robin Askwith 'confessions' films for those who were let down by this travesty of a motion picture). However, true to the inexcusably horrendous nature of this film it is systematically shattered by the impending death of one female party.

Possibly one of the most ridiculous elements of this flick is the artist's wife. Portrayed as a senile Dorothy-from-the-wizard-of-oz-wanna-be who tries to persuade her significant other out of evil is impossible to take seriously and one of the key players in the downfall of this moving image.

As a fan of cheesy 70s B movie horrors I had high (low) expectations of the "Crucible of Terror". The fact the title has about -6% relevance to any part of the film whatsoever is just another reason I would tell anyone thinking of watching it to instead turn off the TV and go play laser tag.

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