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Madhouse (1974)

 -  Crime | Horror | Mystery  -  March 1974 (USA)
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A horror movie star returns to his famous role after years in a mental institution. But the character seems to be committing murders independent of his will.

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Ellen Mason (as Julie Crosthwait)
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Horror movie actor Paul Toombes, famous for playing "Dr. Death," suffers a nervous breakdown before going to England to do a TV series. Cast and crew members start dying the way characters did in Toombes' old movies. Written by alfiehitchie

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During the costume party, Robert Quarry is dressed in his outfit from the film "Count Yorga, Vampire" (in which he played the title role). See more »

Goofs

The hand-held device that controls the mechanical bed has a red button on top and a green button on bottom. But later, when the killer is pressing the controls, the stop and start buttons are in opposite positions. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Villager in Movie: Dr. Death, where are you? Let's smoke him out!
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Crazy Credits

"With special participation by Boris Karloff (and) Basil Rathbone." At time of film''s release in 1974, both actors had been been dead five and seven years respectively, and their "special participation" was limited to appearance in clips from old films in which they'd appeared with Vincent Price. See more »

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Okay old-fashioned horror film.
20 August 2004 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

Following the grisly murder of his fiancee,Hollywood film star Paul Toombes(Vincent Price)withdraws into his own world.Some time later,he is persuaded by an old actor-friend(Peter Cushing)to revive his famous horror role as Doctor Death.Life soon becomes a living nightmare for Toombes when friends and colleagues are brutally murdered one by one."Madhouse" is a rather cheaply made horror film that manages to create only a little bit of suspense.The story,which is based on the novel 'Devilday' by Angus Hall is also not very intriguing.Director Jim Clark uses clips from old Roger Corman horror films featuring Vincent Price as reenactments of the murders.Still the film is slightly entertaining and it's nice to see two horror veterans Vincent Price and Peter Cushing together.Check it out.7 out of 10.


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