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Release Date:
17 November 1972 (USA) See more »
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In order to secure a job at a mental institution a young British psychiatrist must interview four patients inside the asylum. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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I never realized how hot Britt Ekland is! See more (60 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

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

Richard Todd ... Walter (segment: "Frozen Fear")

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

Peter Cushing ... Smith (segment: "The Weird Tailor")

Barry Morse ... Bruno (segment: "The Weird Tailor")
Ann Firbank ... Anna (segment: "The Weird Tailor")
John Franklyn-Robbins ... Stebbins (segment: "The Weird Tailor")

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

Charlotte Rampling ... Barbara (segment: "Lucy Comes to Stay")
James Villiers ... George (segment: "Lucy Comes to Stay")
Megs Jenkins ... Miss Higgins (segment: "Lucy Comes to Stay")

Herbert Lom ... Byron (segment: "Mannikins of Horror")
Patrick Magee ... Dr. Rutherford (segment: "Mannikins of Horror")
Geoffrey Bayldon ... Max (segment: "Mannikins of Horror")

Robert Powell ... Dr. Martin (segment: "Mannikins of Horror")
Sylvia Marriott ... Asylum Head Nurse (segment: "Mannikins of Horror")

Daniel Johns ... Otto the Dummy (segment: "The Weird Tailor") (as Daniel Jones)
Frank Forsyth ... Asylum Gatekeeper (segment: "Mannikins of Horror")
Tony Wall ... New Houseman (segment: "Mannikins of Horror")

Directed by
Roy Ward Baker 
Writing credits
Robert Bloch (written by)

Produced by
Gustave M. Berne .... executive producer (as Gustave Berne)
Max Rosenberg .... producer (as Max J. Rosenberg)
Milton Subotsky .... producer
Original Music by
Douglas Gamley 
Cinematography by
Denys N. Coop (director of photography) (as Denys Coop)
Film Editing by
Peter Tanner 
Casting by
Ronnie Curtis 
Art Direction by
Tony Curtis 
Makeup Department
Roy Ashton .... chief make-up
Joan Carpenter .... chief hairdresser
Production Management
Teresa Bolland .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Anthony Waye .... assistant director
Art Department
Fred Carter .... set dresser
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 (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Neil Binney .... camera operator
Bob Jordan .... focus puller (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Bridget Sellers .... wardrobe mistress
Music Department
Douglas Gamley .... music arranger
Other crew
Pamela Davies .... continuity
Gerald Larn .... titles designer (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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  • G.S.E.  titles (as G.S.E. Ltd)

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)

Did You Know?

Appropriately enough, the story "The Weird Tailor" had first been published in the magazine "Weird Tales".See more »
Continuity: In the first story, when the parts of the dismembered corpse are moving around, two right hands appear, one crawling on the floor and the second reaching down for Bonnie's face.See more »
[Smith orders an expensive suit, but tells the tailor he can only work on the garment after midnight]
Smith:I happen to believe in astrology...
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Movie Connections:
Pictures at an ExhibitionSee more »


Are these based on short stories?
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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
I never realized how hot Britt Ekland is!, 22 May 2007
Author: Lee Eisenberg ( from Portland, Oregon, USA

I must admit that when I read the box and saw the cast of "Asylum" includes Peter Cushing, Britt Ekland and Herbert Lom, I thought to myself "Dr. Van Helsing, Peter Sellers's ex, and Insp. Clouseau's boss in a horror flick. Whoa." It turns out that while parts of the movie come out a little flat, it's some pretty cool entertainment. Portraying a neophyte doctor coming to an insane asylum and having to guess which patient is the former head doctor, they know how to do most things right.

The vignettes show two people plotting to kill a woman who, unbeknownst to them, practiced voodoo; a tailor having to make a most unusual suit; a woman and her "friend"; and a mannequin maker. Ah, but wait until you find out who the former doctor is! Not that this really relates to anything, but I never realized how hot Britt Ekland is! I've seen her in a few movies, but in none has she sent my hormones as wild as she did here. Of course, I just go crazy for any of those blonde actresses from the '60s (others include Barbara Eden and Elke Sommer).

So, this movie isn't any kind of masterpiece, but it doesn't pretend to be. Just nice, silly entertainment. Also starring Patrick Magee (the wheelchair man from "A Clockwork Orange") and Charlotte Rampling.

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