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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
Lindsey C. Vickers .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
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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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Sir Henry Fengriffin was born in 1697 and died in 1759.See more »
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 Cinemacabre TV Trailers (1993) (V)See more »

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Cushing Lends a Hand...Not Enough to Save Film Though!, 23 January 2005

I was very disappointed with this rather tame offering from Amicus. The script was okay about a curse put on the family of Fengriffin, but it covered territory seen before(most notably in Doyle's The Hound of the Baskervilles). Stephanie Beacham, newly married, arrives at her new home. As soon as she gets there, she begins to see a painting play mind games with her, a severed hand, and a multitude of strange deaths occur whenever she asks someone to explain the secret her husband is hiding and why a woodsman lives nearby. The first half really drags by despite these "horrific" images we see through Beacham's eyes. Thankfully Peter Cushing arrives halfway through the film to add some boost - but it just isn't enough. The end result isn't a bad movie nor a good one or even a really interesting one. The setting is decent enough with gardens, antiques, and other period specialties, but the illogical story, the lackluster direction, and the mediocre acting all portend a rather dull ride. Cushing as always gives a good performance and really is all I can really recommend about the film aside from some small roles artfully played by Patrick Magee and Herbet Lom. Beacham isn't great, but in her outfits that push her bosoms up - you probably won't mind terribly much. If you can take your eyes off her chest long enough(no small feat) you will see she has little range. With a better story and this cast, so much more might have been possible.

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