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Writers:
David Case (novel)
Roger Marshall (writer)
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Release Date:
16 February 1982 (Norway) See more »
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Tagline:
And Now the Screaming Starts. And the suspense. And the horror. And the drama. See more »
Plot:
England 1795: the young Catherine just married Charles Fengriffen and moves into his castle. She becomes victim of an old curse that lays on the family. On her wedding night she's raped by a ghost and gets pregnant. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Peter Cushing ... Dr. Pope

Herbert Lom ... Henry Fengriffen
Patrick Magee ... Dr. Whittle

Stephanie Beacham ... Catherine Fengriffen

Ian Ogilvy ... Charles Fengriffen
Geoffrey Whitehead ... Silas / Woodsman

Guy Rolfe ... Maitland
Rosalie Crutchley ... Mrs. Luke
Gillian Lind ... Aunt Edith
Sally Harrison ... Sarah
Janet Key ... Bridget
John Sharp ... Henry's friend

Norman Mitchell ... Constable
Lloyd Lamble ... Sir John Westcliff
Kay Adrian
David Barclay
Blake Butler
Vic Chapman
Frank Forsyth ... Thomas, the Servant

Daniel Johns (as Daniel Jones)
Hilary Martin
Sylvester Morand
Beth Owen
Toni Sinclair
Elsa Smith
John Stamp
Larry Taylor ... Bearded drunk
Rocky Taylor
Gloria Maley (as Gloria Walker)
Drew Wood
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Michael Elphick ... Drunk (uncredited)

Directed by
Roy Ward Baker 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
David Case  novel "Fengriffen"
Roger Marshall  writer

Produced by
Gustave M. Berne .... executive producer (as Gustav Berne)
Max Rosenberg .... producer (as Max J. Rosenberg)
Milton Subotsky .... producer
 
Original Music by
Douglas Gamley 
 
Cinematography by
Denys N. Coop  (as Denys Coop)
 
Film Editing by
Peter Tanner 
 
Casting by
Ronnie Curtis 
 
Art Direction by
Tony Curtis 
 
Makeup Department
Paul Rabiger .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Teresa Bolland .... production manager
Ivo Nightingale .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Derek Whitehurst .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Fred Carter .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Norman Bolland .... sound mixer
Nolan Roberts .... dubbing mixer
Clive Smith .... sound editor
Mike Tucker .... boom operator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Harris .... camera operator
Trevor Coop .... focus puller (uncredited)
David Wynn-Jones .... focus puller (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Betty Adamson .... wardrobe supervisor
Dulcie Midwinter .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Jeff Chaves .... colorist (digital color correction)
 
Other crew
Betty Harley .... continuity
Joy Helman .... unit publicist
 

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91 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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Goofs:
Continuity: The ghostly hand is a right hand throughout the film but when it appears to kill Mrs Luke it is suddenly a left hand.See more »
Quotes:
[Charles explains that his family's ancestral manse is haunted]
Charles Fengriffen:Ghosts galore. Headless horsemen, horseless headsmen...
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Das Weibernest (2001) (TV)See more »

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7 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
And it's a shame that this isn't very good!, 15 June 2005
Author: The_Void from Beverley Hills, England

This period horror movie has all the right ingredients to be a success. It's got atmosphere, nice sets, Peter Cushing, an experienced horror director, a severed hand with a mind of it's own...but despite all this, it just doesn't work as it should. The principle reason for this is the plotting. It's slow, very slow, and there aren't a lot of things going on in the film. In fact, the film is so slow that even when there is something going on; it feels like there isn't, and this doesn't do the film any favours at all, as it feels like you're stuck in a time warp while watching it. It's a shame this isn't very good, as the cast and crew are experienced in the horror genre, and these guys together should have ensured a better film. I mean, we've got one of the legends of the genre; Peter Cushing, along with two of the smaller stars; Patrick Magee and Herbert Lom, and these guys are directed by one of Hammer Horror's big guns: Roy Ward Baker. How could the resulting movie end up so tragically miserable? You wouldn't think it could, but it did.

The plot follows a house that is under a curse due to some wrongdoing in the past. When the master of the house moves his virgin bride in, she starts experiencing various forms of horror. Like ghosts, severed hands, pregnancy...stuff like that. The first half of the movie is dismal; hardly anything happens, and the stuff that does isn't very interesting. Thankfully for the movie - and the audience - things pick up in the second half when a silly haircut wearing Peter Cushing enters the fray. He doesn't inspire the plot to do anything exciting and/or interesting really, but his screen presence is vast and it's hard to be bored when he's on screen, even if the rest of the movie sucks. The atmosphere and the sets are nicely done however, and this ensures that the dull plot has a nice area to inhabit. It's something of a waste, though, as a better story could easily have moulded around this setting; but at least the movie has some good points. None of the credible actors impress really, and it's more than evident that Cushing is on autopilot. But then again, that's all he needs to be on. If you have a desire to see every horror film ever made, I recommend this movie. Otherwise, it's maybe best to skip it.

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