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Release Date:
March 1976 (USA) See more »
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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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Cast

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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:
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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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Visitors to an asylum, 18 April 2011
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

The Mansion Of Madness is a Mexican production of an American story with a French location. It's based on an Edgar Allan Poe short story The Torture Garden Of Dr. Tarr and if not top rate at least it's interesting.

Mexican star Claudio Brook plays the infamous Dr. Tarr who is actually both a master criminal and has a personality that has stepped over the line. He led a revolt of inmates who have taken over the asylum from the real staff. As the asylum is deep in the Ardennes Forest in France the chances of visitors are slim to none. And when visitors do come they get the treatment that the visitors in this story get.

One thing you've got to love about these films is that it gives players a chance to overact outrageously and keep within character. The Mansion Of Madness has to be among the top ten films with overacting as the norm.

Watching this film also made me realize where the plot of a certain Star Trek episode in which Steve Ihnat played a Dr. Tarr like character who took over a futuristic prison came from.

I think fans of Edgar Allan Poe will like this production.

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