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Dark Places (1973)

PG | | Horror, Thriller | May 1974 (USA)
A scheming couple plot to conceal a hidden cache of stolen money from its rightful owner. The only problem is that the house they plan to hide it in is haunted.

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Dr. Ian Mandeville
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Sarah Mandeville
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Prescott
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Alta
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Edward Foster / Andrew Marr
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Victoria
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Old Marr
Roy Evans ...
Baxter
Martin Boddey ...
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John Glyn-Jones ...
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Jennifer Thanisch ...
Jessica
Michael McVey ...
Francis
Barry Linehan ...
Asylum Gatekeeper
Linda Gray ...
Woman on Hill
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A scheming couple plot to conceal a hidden cache of stolen money from its rightful owner. The only problem is that the house they plan to hide it in is haunted.

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There is more than death waiting for you in Dark Places.

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Forgotten classic with brilliant cast!
19 December 2010 | by (Iceland) – See all my reviews

I have been looking a long time on the internet for this one and the only copy available is a DVD-r made of a video rip so I guess this is probably as good as it gets. And how good it gets indeed! Wonderful Hammer-style gem, creepy deserted house, hidden money and a tragedy from long ago that lies hidden in the walls. Robert Hardy (also active in similar flicks like Psychomania) lives up to his name of being an actor of versatility and depth. His transformation into the previous landlord of the house he has bought, is so well done you see his whole Shakespearian career in a flash. As if Joan Collins as femme fatale (and Jane Birkin!) isn't enough to make this a top notch cast, Christopher Lee plays her untrustworthy brother. So we are all set! I always love they way how Joan Collins manages to make being strangled look to sensual, it makes you think she has done it before - which she did in Tales From The Crypt but there it was Santa. And she did it again. When it came to the classic scene in Dynasty she had practiced this to perfection; who doesn't remember Blake trying to take the breath out of her? It would be great if this movie became more widely available on DVD in good quality.


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