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The Ghoul (1975)

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Peter Cushing stars as a former priest who harbors a dark and horrible secret in his attic. The locked room serves as a prison cell for his crazed, cannibalistic adult son, who acquired his... See full summary »

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Tom Rawlings
Alexandra Bastedo ...
Angela
Gwen Watford ...
Ayah
Veronica Carlson ...
Daphne Welles Hunter
Don Henderson ...
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Ian McCulloch ...
Geoffrey
Stewart Bevan ...
Billy
John D. Collins ...
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Dan Meaden ...
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Peter Cushing stars as a former priest who harbors a dark and horrible secret in his attic. The locked room serves as a prison cell for his crazed, cannibalistic adult son, who acquired his savage tastes in India during his father's missionary work there. Cushing fears that his son will escape to prey upon the effete guests at his rural English estate during a cross-country auto race. Written by Ørnås

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(2002 DVD release)

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In the USA this film has been released as 'Night Of The Ghoul' and 'The Thing In The Attic'. Contrary to belief in some quarters, the film is not in the Public Domain - the rights-holder is still Tyburn Film Productions. See more »

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[after Dr. Lawrence mentions his wife's suicide]
Daphne Welles Hunter: I'm sorry, I shouldn't be so inquisitive. It must be very painful for you to talk about it.
Dr. Lawrence: The pain is there, whether I talk about it or not.
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better than expected
19 August 2003 | by (the seventh layer of hell) – See all my reviews

First of all let me correct some informations given in other comments : this is NOT a hammer film , but a tyburn production , produced by Kevin Francis & directed by his brother Freddie (yes that Freddie Francis).It was a refuge for disenchanted hammer regulars trying to make better films than what was being made by hammer productions.In that optical it can be considered a half failure , sure the francis patented photography is there , the sets are nice , the foggy atmosphere , Cushing's masterfull presence but the story is uninvolving and the ghoul is barely seen.It resembles a period drama with just a hint of macabre. So if you're looking for something better from the same team , i advise you try `n see : the legend of the werewolf (Cushing-Francis) in a better vehicule.it was distributed long ago by interglobal & more recently by electric video , good luck ...


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