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Madhouse (1974)

PG | | Crime, Horror, Mystery | 24 May 1974 (USA)
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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Herbert Flay
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Oliver Quayle
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Faye Carstairs Flay
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Julia Wilson
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T.V. Interviewer
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Elizabeth Peters
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Gerry Blount
Ellis Dale ...
Alfred Peters
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Louise Peters
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Inspector Harper
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Bradshaw
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Carol Clayton
Julie Crosthwaite ...
Ellen Mason (as Julie Crosthwait)
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Psychiatrist
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Storyline

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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Trivia

The film scenes shown at the costume party at Olivers house as a tribute to Paul (played by Vincent Price) is an actual Vincent Price film, The Pit and the Pendulum. See more »

Goofs

While watching film clips,Dr. Death's mask is up/down between shots. 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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Features House of Usher (1960) See more »

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When Day Is Dawn
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BETTER THAN GIVEN CREDIT FOR BY OTHER IMDB CRITICS.
24 June 2001 | by (marlow, ok) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie for the first time about a year ago and thought it was genuinely pretty creepy. I am from the Scream generation and believe it or not, saw comparisons between this movie and Scream. It made me feel the same way. It was horror with a little bit of mystery. I am hoping for a dvd release of the film. If you haven't seen the movie, give it a try. You might be surprised.


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