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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:
In order to secure a job at a mental institution, a young psychiatrist must interview four patients inside the asylum. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
2 wins See more »
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(40 articles)
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A lost classic See more (64 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")

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
Michael Guyett .... scenic painter (uncredited)
 
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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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"House of Crazies" - USA (reissue title)
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Runtime:
88 min
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Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:
Australia:M | Finland:(Banned) (1973) | France:16 | Germany:16 (DVD version) (uncut) | Iceland:16 | Italy:VM18 | Netherlands:18 (original rating) | Sweden:15 | UK:15 | UK:X (original rating) | USA:PG | West Germany:16 (theatrical release, cut)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Patrick Allen was considered for Walter.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:
[Byron shows Dr. Martin the dolls he's been making]
Byron:These are not ordinary figures. The eyes were made to see. Inside each skull is a perfectly proportioned brain, perfectly capable of functioning.
Dr. Martin:You talk about them as if they were alive.
Byron:Hm. That's the final step.
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Soundtrack:
Pictures at an ExhibitionSee more »

FAQ

Are these based on short stories?
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10 out of 11 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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