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The Mansion of Madness (1973)

R | | Horror | March 1976 (USA)
The inmates of an insane asylum take over the institution, imprison the doctors and staff, and then put into play their own ideas of how the place should be run.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Claudio Brook ...
Dr. Maillard / Raoul Fragonard (as Claude Brook)
Arthur Hansel ...
Gaston LeBlanc
Ellen Sherman ...
Eugénie
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Julien Couvier
David Silva ...
Cult Priest
Mónica Serna ...
Blanche
Max Kerlow ...
Dr. Maillard
Susana Kamini ...
Cult Priestess
Pancho Córdova ...
Pseudo-Marshal (as Francisco Córdova)
Roberto Dumont
Henry West
Jorge Bekris ...
Henri - the Coachman
René Alís
Mario Castillón Bracho
Oscar Saro
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A mysterious man is sent deep into the forest to investigate the bizarre behavior of the notorious Dr. Tarr. What he stumbles upon is the doctor's torture dungeon, a hellish asylum completely cut off from civilization and presided over by the ultimate madman. Innocent people have been savagely chained, tortured and stuck in glass cages, then forced to take part in gruesome games of ritual slaughter. Written by Anonymous

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Also Known As:

Edgar Allan Poe: Dr. Tarr's Torture Dungeon  »

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(Klangfilm)

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(Eastmancolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Despite being a Mexican production and having a mostly Mexican cast and crew, this movie was filmed in English, then dubbed into Spanish for Mexican cinemas. The version released in USA, retitled "Dr. Tarr's Torture Dungeon", is actually the original version (not a dub), but in a cut form. See more »

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Disappointing
9 January 2007 | by (the rock) – See all my reviews

I've waited a long time to see DR TARR'S TORTURE DUNGEON and after I watched it, I was really disappointed by it. It's not the Baroque film I expected it to be. The trailer (which I saw on a Something Weird DVD) is much better than the entire film, which is remarkably forgettable. There are almost no stand out scenes in it and the look and feel is interesting but it doesn't even come close to other Baroque styled movies out there, from Fellini or Jodorowsky. The characters are dull and there's almost nothing dramatic going on, even though we see rape, crucifixion, insanity, etc.

The main problem with DR TARR'S TORTURE DUNGEON was the fact that it was a talk-a-thon more than anything else. It was almost like watching a book. I just wanted the film to have moments of silence or mood or something, instead we see/listen to the main characters chit-chat endlessly about dull stuff.

A missed opportunity.


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