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Director:
Writers:
Angus Hall (novel)
Ken Levison (screenplay)
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Release Date:
March 1974 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Lights, Camera, Murder! See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Vincent Price: The British Connection
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A Look Back At: Madhouse
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Event Report: Abertoir - Wales' International Horror Festival
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User Reviews:
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Vincent Price ... Paul Toombes

Peter Cushing ... Herbert Flay

Robert Quarry ... Oliver Quayle

Adrienne Corri ... Faye Carstairs Flay
Natasha Pyne ... Julia Wilson
Michael Parkinson ... T.V. Interviewer
Linda Hayden ... Elizabeth Peters

Barry Dennen ... Gerry Blount
Ellis Dayle ... Alfred Peters (as Ellis Dale)
Catherine Willmer ... Louise Peters
John Garrie ... Inspector Harper
Ian Thompson ... Bradshaw
Jenny Lee Wright ... Carol Clayton
Julie Crosthwaite ... Ellen Mason (as Julie Crosthwait)
Peter Halliday ... Psychiatrist
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Boris Karloff ... Clip from 'The Raven' (archive footage)

Basil Rathbone ... Clip from 'Tales of Terror' (archive footage)
George Blackler ... George the Make-Up Artist (uncredited)
Robert Cawdron ... CID Inspector (uncredited)
Michael Craze ... Reporter (uncredited)
Earl Rhodes ... Boy Fishing (uncredited)
Pam Rose ... Pretty blonde (uncredited)
Christopher Sandford ... Reporter (uncredited)
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Directed by
Jim Clark 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Angus Hall  novel "Devilday"
Ken Levison  screenplay
Greg Morrison  screenplay
Robert Quarry  dialogue and text (uncredited)

Produced by
Samuel Z. Arkoff .... executive producer
John Dark .... associate producer
Max Rosenberg .... producer (as Max J. Rosenberg)
Milton Subotsky .... producer
 
Original Music by
Douglas Gamley 
 
Cinematography by
Ray Parslow 
 
Film Editing by
Clive Smith 
 
Casting by
Rose Tobias Shaw 
 
Art Direction by
Tony Curtis 
 
Makeup Department
George Blackler .... chief makeup artist
Helen Lennox .... chief hairdresser
 
Production Management
Pat Green .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Green .... third assistant director
Allan James .... first assistant director
Nigel Wooll .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
John Siddall .... assistant art director
Bill Waldron .... construction manager
Keith Wilson .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Danny Daniel .... sound recordist
Peter Horrocks .... sound editor
Gerry Humphreys .... sound recordist
 
Special Effects by
Norman Kerss .... special effects (as Kerss & Spencer)
Roy Spencer .... special effects (as Kerss & Spencer)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ken Coles .... camera operator
Ian Smith .... clapper loader
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dulcie Midwinter .... costumes
Dulcie Midwinter .... wardrobe mistress
 
Music Department
Gordon Clyde .... song written and performed by
Douglas Gamley .... conductor
Kendall Schmidt .... composer: new end title music (VHS release ) (1997)
 
Other crew
Roger Corman .... director: archive footage
Lorna Selwyn .... continuity
David Sheldon .... production executive
 

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Runtime:
92 min | USA:89 min
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Finland:K-16 (1989) | Finland:(Banned) (1976) | Iceland:16 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:18 (video rating) | USA:PG (certificate #23751) | West Germany:16

Did You Know?

Trivia:
During the last scene and over the closing credits, it is Vincent Price whose singing voice we hear.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Paul is searching the house at night, the light of his candle is actually a spotlight, and it is does not keep very good pace with his movements.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Villager in Movie:Dr. Death, where are you? Let's smoke him out!
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Movie Connections:
Features Tales of Terror (1962)See more »

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17 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
As if written during a lunch hour, 2 September 2000
Author: Wizard-8 from Victoria, BC

There is the seed of a good campy horror movie here, and there are some genuinely humorous bits here and there. But the storyline is a mess, as if the writer was trying to cram in every element found in previously popular Price movies. At the end (which in itself contains a lot of unanswered questions), there were a lot of unexplained/unresolved stuff and characters left over. I have to wonder if there was some frantic rewriting or last minute editing during the production. There is some value of seeing both Price and Cushing here, though you should know that Cushing doesn't appear that much. I suspect that he was just hired for a few days of shooting, because from the looks of the movie, they didn't have a high budget.

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