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The Vault of Horror (1973)

An anthology of five horror stories shared by five men trapped in the basement of an office building.

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Inez (segment 3 "This Trick'll Kill You")
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Rogers (segment 1 "Midnight Mess")
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Moore (segment 5 "Drawn and Quartered")
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Donna (segment 1 "Midnight Mess")
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Maitland (segment 4 "Bargain in Death")
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Diltant (segment 5 "Drawn and Quartered")
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Alex (segment 4 "Bargain in Death")
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Critchit (segment 2 "The Neat Job")
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Eleanor (segment 2 "The Neat Job")
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Sebastian (segment 3 "This Trick'll Kill You") (as Curt Jurgens)
Robin Nedwell ...
Tom (segment 4 "Bargain in Death")
Geoffrey Davies ...
Jerry (segment 4 "Bargain in Death")
Ishaq Bux ...
Fakir (segment 3 "This Trick'll Kill You")
John Forbes-Robertson ...
Wilson (segment 2 "The Neat Job")
Tony Hazel ...
Voodoo Man (segment 5 "Drawn and Quartered")
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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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Everything that makes life worth leaving! See more »

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Fantasy | Horror

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R | See all certifications »

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30 March 1973 (USA)  »

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Further Tales from the Crypt  »

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Michael Gough was considered for Sebastian. See more »

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(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 »

Quotes

Waiter (segment 1 "Midnight Mess"): Good evening. The table d'hôte is rather nice, sir. Juice, soup, roast, sweet, coffee.
Rogers (segment 1 "Midnight Mess"): That'll be fine!
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References Bambai Raat Ki Bahon Mein (1968) See more »

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Subtle Horror Despite a Couple Hands Chopped Off
15 January 2003 | by (Bay Area, CA) – See all my reviews

Since I first saw photos of it when I was a little kid, I wanted to see this early 1970s horror movie from the same British who brought us TALES OF THE CRYPT. When I was like 7 or 8 years old, I was a little chilled by the photo of the man hanging upside-down and a vampire has connected a tap-fawcet to the unfortunate bloke's neck! Sadly, this scene happens in VAULT OF HORROR (1973) exactly as it did in magazine oldies like FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND and THE MONSTER TIMES: It's a still shot! That's right, a single photo of the fanged villain and his victim! It's done this way for dramatic effect and seems to work, but I had already seen the exact same thing in printed form!

However, this is not to say I was disapointed. This series of stories is very interesting, with intriguing characters throughout. The ending is predictable to anybody who's already seen TALES OF THE CRYPT, but there's a nifty gore seen earlier in the film where a guy's hands get chopped off. As is often the case with British horror, the emphasis is more on drama than sheer terror-- but it's all pretty entertaining.


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