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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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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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Curious neglected tale which is about as nasty as the Hammer stylemovies got. See more (41 total) »

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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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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Featured in Das Weibernest (2001) (TV)See more »

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12 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Curious neglected tale which is about as nasty as the Hammer stylemovies got., 24 November 1999
Author: simon-118 from London

Odd film, this. Not being the biggest fan of Hammer, I always felt Amicus a more competent stable (neither really produced a film that was actually frightening, but they could be entertaining, and Amicus were glossy and lurid.) This one is a little-known piece that always gets bad reviews but I happen to like it. Firstly, it has a splendid cast. Secondly, the camerawork is something to behold, the sickly lurid colours blending in with the gorgeous period costumes and attractive, dramatic locations. There is also a little more going on here than meets the eye. Perhaps a subtle nod to the Glamis Castle story...? There's a little bit of class war going on, and despite its vivid rape scene I can't help feeling this isn't quite the exploitation movie it appears. For an early 70s movie it does at least treat the issue seriously; the effect it has on the victim and the fact that no measures can atone for it are believable.

A word to the excellent music, beautiful but interspersed with a spooky zither. And Geoffrey Whitehead is very good. The graveyard climax is pretty powerful too, and the closing shot as a camera wanders an empty room to the Bible is a cut above what one expects from this genre. The bad points are the tacky severed hand, the occasional Grand Guignol hamminess and the fact that the film does rather overplay it's hand...it spends so long building up to its revelation that by then it will always be a let down.

And one other criticism...Catherine recovers from her wedding night ordeal ridiculously quickly, which totally contradicts the film's central premise. Still, the open window symbolism and the Malleus Mallificarum references are neat, as is the wonderful scene of Charles standing by the window as the snow falls and reading the lines from Milton's Comus. This film honestly isn't as bad as you may think and you could certainly do alot worse on a dark winter evening!

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