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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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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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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

This was Dawn Addams's final film before her death on May 7, 1985 at the age of 54. 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 »

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 Chirag (1969) 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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