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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)

Did You Know?

Geoffrey Bayldon was cast at the 11th hour to replace Spike Milligan who dropped out before shooting began.See more »
Crew or equipment visible: When Bonnie is being chased by a severed arm crawling along the floor, a crew member's hand is visible, holding the arm to make it appear as if it is moving.See more »
[explaining why he's in a wheelchair]
Dr. Rutherford:Never turn your back on a patient.
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Movie Connections:
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Fun horror film, 21 July 2004
Author: movie_obsessive from England

This is a fun film to watch if your after a good horror flick. Sometimes it verges on cheesy but there's enough creepy moments to prevent it being tacky. Some great performances especially from Charlotte Rampling. The story goes along fine until the end when it looses its way slightly. However, this is a good horror film which shows that you don't need blood and gore to make a horror film. The soundtrack adds to the mood of the film. This is written by the same man who wrote Psycho, which is evident in the Barbara story(think Norman Bates). I would recommend avid horror films to watch this film especially if you like a twist at the end of a film. Watch out for Patrick Magee (from A Clockwork Orange)who has the role a doctor in this film.

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