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Director:
Writer:
Robert Bloch (written by)
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Release Date:
17 November 1972 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
See what the author of "Psycho" is up to now! See more »
Plot:
A young psychiatrist interviews four inmates in a mental asylum to satisfy a requirement for employment... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
2 wins See more »
NewsDesk:
(34 articles)
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"This is an asylum for the incurably insane." See more (55 total) »

Cast

  (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")
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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
 
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Additional Details

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

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Geoffrey Bayldon was cast at the 11th hour to replace Spike Milligan who dropped out before shooting began.See more »
Goofs:
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 »
Quotes:
Dr. Rutherford:If you can recognise who is - or was - Dr. Starr, then I'll consider you qualified for the position.See more »
Soundtrack:
Pictures at an ExhibitionSee more »

FAQ

Are these based on short stories?
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
"This is an asylum for the incurably insane.", 8 February 2004
Author: Backlash007 from Kentucky

Amicus churns out yet another cool-as-hell anthology. Asylum was written by Robert Bloch (Psycho) and directed by Roy Ward Baker. Some very recognizable names, including Peter Cushing, Britt Ekland, and Patrick Magee, also make this film an enjoyable little ride. All four tales are excellently crafted, but some are better than others. The Weird Tailor is the best of the yarns in my opinion but the wrap-around story happens to be my favorite and has the best "punchline." I don't believe it's as good as its predecessors (Tales from the Crypt and The Vault of Horror) but still a must-see for fans of the EC comic books. On another note, the music seems a bit too familiar (New World Symphony anyone?).

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