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The Vault of Horror (1973)

R  |   |  Horror  |  7 August 1980 (Mexico)
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An anthology of five horror stories shared by five men trapped in the basement of an office building.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Massey ...
Rogers (segment 1 "Midnight Mess")
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Donna (segment 1 "Midnight Mess")
Mike Pratt ...
Clive (segment 1 "Midnight Mess") (as Michael Pratt)
Erik Chitty ...
Old Waiter (segment 1 "Midnight Mess")
Jerold Wells ...
Waiter (segment 1 "Midnight Mess")
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Critchit (segment 2 "The Neat Job")
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Eleanor (segment 2 "The Neat Job")
Marianne Stone ...
Jane (segment 2 "The Neat Job")
John Forbes-Robertson ...
Wilson (segment 2 "The Neat Job")
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Sebastian (segment 3 "This Trick'll Kill You") (as Curt Jurgens)
Dawn Addams ...
Inez (segment 3 "This Trick'll Kill You")
Jasmina Hilton ...
Indian Girl (segment 3 "This Trick'll Kill You")
Ishaq Bux ...
Fakir (segment 3 "This Trick'll Kill You")
Michael Craig ...
Maitland (segment 4 "Bargain in Death")
Edward Judd ...
Alex (segment 4 "Bargain in Death")
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Storyline

Five men trapped in the basement vault of an office building share visions with each other of their demise. Stories revolve around vampires, bodily dismemberment, east Indian mysticism, an insurance scam, and an artist who kills by painting his victims' deaths. Written by Humberto Amador

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Everything that makes life worth leaving! See more »

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7 August 1980 (Mexico)  »

Also Known As:

Further Tales from the Crypt  »

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Real-life brother and sister Daniel Massey and Anna Massey play brother and sister in the movie. See more »

Goofs

(at around 57 mins) The first thing seen in the voodoo hut is a mask obviously meant to be of Haitian origin, though it's actually of Pacific Northwestern Native American origin. See more »

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References Buddha Mil Gaya (1971) See more »

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Great 'little' movie
30 June 2000 | by See all my reviews

What more could you ask for? This movie shines with a brilliant line-up of actors playing up the script for all it's worth. Directed by Roy Ward Baker, VoH oozes with direction and style (see his filmography). Fans of classic not-too-low-budget horror will appreciate this film, as will anyone with a lust for british films. And Hammer films.

To date, this is the ONLY multiple-story film I can watch more than once. Maybe it's the era bleeding through the screen into my brain, bringing me back to a time when cgi didn't exist and movies held their own magic without having super budgets spewed into them. Maybe it's because Tom Baker, my all-time favourite Doctor, plays a rather scruffy-looking artist with a serious dark side. Maybe it's the memorable soundtrack, oddly orchestral amid the tumult of intrusive moog soundtracks of the period.

As mentioned in another review, get the UNCUT version if you can. If there are kiddies about and you want to frighten them without the (very mild) gore found in most films of today, the edited version will do. It is near-impossible to find a commercial copy of this film in the states, but maybe Cinemax will run it again late at night? Please?

If you see it on a shelf, get it.


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