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The Mansion of Madness (1973)

 -  Horror  -  March 1976 (USA)
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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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The Newest Edgar Allan Poe Horror Thriller! See more »

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Horror

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March 1976 (USA)  »

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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horror meets strange European art cinema, should have been a classic
10 July 2003 | by (hollywood, CA) – See all my reviews

Not as much a horror movie as the (real cool) Magnum video case lets on, it can be pretty scary and disturbing. Kind of like Gilliam's Baron Munchausen crossed with Fellini Satyricon crossed with any movie where the inmates run the asylum. I'd say it had a pretty high budget and a large cast. I figured it would be some Al Adamson type of film in a cardboard dungeon. Well the atmosphere is great and the shots are cool and very European. Based on a Poe story so the concepts and dialogue are pretty memorable. There are really creative sets and props I never would expect to see. I wonder why more people have not heard of it?


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