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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 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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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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A Horror Film With Maniacs, Torture, And Dancing Chickens
31 August 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Dr Tarr's Torture Dungeon is about a journalist who travels to an insane asylum to write about a new technique they use with their patients. However, the journalist soon finds out that things are not what they seem to be, and the asylum is being run by the patients, and the doctors are in cages. First of all, some parts of the film are just plain boring and just makes you want to fall asleep, and the interesting parts are interesting for all the wrong reasons(A guy who thinks he's a chicken, for instance). I have to admit that the story is actually pretty good, but the film itself bombs. The music of the film is really odd and like something you would hear in some insane comedy, and yes, there is a scene involving dancing chicken men, which pretty much made me want to shut off the screen. Watch this film at your own risk!

Rated: R for Violence and Nudity.

Grade: F


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