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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Peter Cushing ... Mr. Smith (segment 2 "The Weird Tailor")

Britt Ekland ... Lucy (segment 3 "Lucy Comes to Stay")

Herbert Lom ... Dr. Byron (segment 4 "Mannikins of Horror")
Patrick Magee ... Dr. Lionel Rutherford (segment 4 "Mannikins of Horror")
Barry Morse ... Bruno (segment 2 "The Weird Tailor")

Barbara Parkins ... Bonnie (segment 1 "Frozen Fear")

Robert Powell ... Dr. Martin (segment 4 "Mannikins of Horror")

Charlotte Rampling ... Barbara (segment 3 "Lucy Comes to Stay")

Sylvia Syms ... Ruth (segment 1 "Frozen Fear")

Richard Todd ... Walter (segment 1 "Frozen Fear")
James Villiers ... George (segment 3 "Lucy Comes to Stay")
Geoffrey Bayldon ... Max Reynolds (segment 4 "Mannikins of Horror")
Ann Firbank ... Anna (segment 2 "The Weird Tailor")
Megs Jenkins ... Nurse Higgins (segment 3 "Lucy Comes to Stay")
John Franklyn-Robbins ... Mr. Stebbins (segment 2 "The Weird Tailor")
Sylvia Marriott ... Asylum Head Nurse (segment 4 "Mannikins of Horror")
Daniel Jones ... Otto the Dummy (segment 2 "The Weird Tailor")
Frank Forsyth ... Asylum Gatekeeper (segment 4 "Mannikins of Horror")
Tony Wall ... New Houseman (segment 4 "Mannikins of Horror")
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Directed by
Roy Ward Baker 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Robert Bloch  stories "Frozen Fear", "The Weird Tailor", "Lucy Comes to Stay" and "Mannikins of Horror"

Produced by
Gustave M. Berne .... executive producer
Max Rosenberg .... producer
Milton Subotsky .... producer
Cinematography by
Denys N. Coop 
Film Editing by
Peter Tanner 
Casting by
Ronnie Curtis 
Art Direction by
Tony Curtis 
Set Decoration by
Fred Carter 
Makeup Department
Roy Ashton .... makeup artist
Joan Carpenter .... hair stylist
Production Management
Teresa Bolland .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Anthony Waye .... assistant director
Sound Department
Norman Bolland .... sound mixer
Bob Jones .... dubbing mixer (as Robert Jones)
Clive Smith .... sound editor
Mike Tucker .... boom operator (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Ernie Sullivan .... special effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Neil Binney .... camera operator
Bob Jordan .... focus puller (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Bridget Sellers .... wardrobe supervisor
Music Department
Douglas Gamley .... music arranger
Other crew
Pamela Davies .... continuity
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"House of Crazies" - USA (reissue title)
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88 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)

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Herbert Lom shot his cameo in half a day, he was booked for a day.See more »
Continuity: When the landlord of the tailor holds up his rent book, it alternates hands between shots.See more »
[Byron shows Dr. Martin the dolls he's been making]
Byron:These are not ordinary figures.
Dr. Martin:You talk about them as if they're alive.
Byron:That's the final step.
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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
A lost classic, 12 February 2007
Author: lucky_dice_mgt from United States

Very good photography, acting, dialog set this horror anthology above most others. There is a clever beginning which then evolves into 4 separate stories of individuals inside an asylum. The 1st story is the most gruesome. The 2nd story is the most intriguing and also has Peter Cushing in it doing a excellent job as usual. The 3rd story is the weakest and the 4 th story ties into the twist ending. With each story only lasting an average of 15 minutes, they keep the viewers interest. This also has a nice soundtrack { something almost totally missing from todays horror crap,remkaes and sequels} . For those of us who like style, originality and solid acting in our horror films, this deserves a look.

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