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The Vault of Horror (1973)

 -  Horror  -  16 March 1973 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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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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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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As he prepares to take his fake overdose the paperback book Michael Craig is reading is the film tie-in to Tales from the Crypt (1972). See more »

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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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It can be Deadly to be TOO neat!

A great anthology film in the Amicus tradition. Five men find themselves going down an elevator into a huge room(looking like a giant boardroom) where they seem to be expected. Each one has a fear that continually seems to plague him and they relate their fears to each other. The opening lacks the production values and Sir Ralph Richardson of its predecessor Tales From the Crypt as the crypt-keeper sorely, but the stories are all well-done with finesse from cast, crew, and the very able direction of an underappreciated Roy Ward Baker. The first story is about vampires in a small English town, and it is a very tasty vignette. The second story, starring Glynis Johns and Terry-Thomas(both funny beyond belief), is the comedic relief of the film about a man who is too neat who needs to have that point hammered into his head by his wife. For him it is definitely a jarring experience. The third story is about a magician and his wife that kill to acquire a magic trick. Curt Jurgens is very good as the evil magician. A good story. The fourth story is easily the weakest about a man buried alive for insurance. Lastly, the most literate of the stories concerns Dr. Who's Tom Baker seeking revenge on those that have profited on his artwork behind his back. He gets revenge through voodoo. All in all a great deal of fun. As previously stated, be sure to get the uncut version.


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