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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 ...
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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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Night of the Ghoul  »

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The photograph of Doctor Lawrence's wife is a photograph of Peter Cushing's own wife. She had died shortly before filming began, and his tears are real. 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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The best Ghoul ever
12 January 2000 | by (Toulouse, France) – See all my reviews

I remember seeing THE GHOUL when I was younger. Back then I found this film pretty awful. But what I had seen was a French-dubbed video version, with many scenes missing. I recently saw it in its original edit, and, gosh, THE GHOUL is a gorgeous film, maybe the best from director Freddie Francis. Cushing is simply magnificent (he usually is, anyway), the storyline is well drawn, there's mystery, suspense and an early role for the great John Hurt (ELEPHANT MAN). Solid direction keeps it all together, and what you get is a fine piece of pure British horror.


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