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The Mansion of Madness -- 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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Release Date:
March 1976 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
The Newest Edgar Allan Poe Horror Thriller! See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Juan López Moctezuma 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Carlos Illescas  writer
Juan López Moctezuma  writer
Edgar Allan Poe  story "The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether"
Gabriel Weiss  additional material

Produced by
José Borchowsky .... associate producer
Jacobo Guss Elster .... associate producer (as Jacobo Guss)
Roberto Viskin .... producer
 
Original Music by
Nacho Méndez 
 
Cinematography by
Rafael Corkidi 
 
Film Editing by
Federico Landeros 
 
Production Design by
Gabriel Weiss 
 
Art Direction by
Gabriel Weiss 
 
Makeup Department
Graciela González .... makeup artist
María de los Ángeles Rico .... hair stylist (as Angeles Rico)
 
Production Management
Luis Bekris .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tito Novaro .... first assistant director
Henry West .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Leonora Carrington .... art supervisor
 
Sound Department
Gonzalo Gavira .... sound effects
Victor Rapoport .... sound recording advisor
Ricardo Saldívar .... sound recordist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Miguel Garzón .... camera operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Leonora Carrington .... wardrobe supervisor (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Francisco Chiu .... assistant editor
Lilia Lupercio .... negative cutter
 
Other crew
Damián Acosta Esparza .... script supervisor (as Damian Acosta)
Tita Arroyo .... choreographer
Pal Kepenyes .... jewelry designer
Orlando Méndez .... production assistant
Rogelio Vázquez .... production assistant
 

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Also Known As:
"Edgar Allan Poe: Dr. Tarr's Torture Dungeon" - USA (cut version)
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Runtime:
99 min | USA:82 min
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Klangfilm)
Certification:
Mexico:C | UK:15 (DVD rating) | USA:R

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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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Referenced in Hostel (2005)See more »

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16 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
horror meets strange European art cinema, should have been a classic, 10 July 2003
Author: horrorbargainbin (warrenraccoon@yahoo.com) from hollywood, CA

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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