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27 May 1981 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Vincent Price ... Eramus

Donald Pleasence ... Pickering - Chief of the B-Squad

John Carradine ... R.Chetwynd-Hayes - Writer

Stuart Whitman ... Sam - Movie Director

Richard Johnson ... Busotsky's Father

Barbara Kellerman ... Angela

Britt Ekland ... Busotsky's Mother

Simon Ward ... George - Angela's Boyfriend

Anthony Valentine ... Mooney

Patrick Magee ... Innkeeper - Luna's Father

Anthony Steel ... Lintom Busotsky - Film Producer
Fran Fullenwider ... Buxom Beauty
Roger Sloman ... Club Secretary - Werewolf

James Laurenson ... Raven - the Shadmock

Geoffrey Bayldon ... Psychiatrist
Warren Saire ... Lintom - as a Child

Neil McCarthy ... Watson - B-Squad Member

Lesley Dunlop ... Luna - the Humghoul
The Viewers ... Entertainment
B.A. Robertson ... Entertainment
Night ... Entertainment
The Pretty Things ... Entertainment
UB40 ... Entertainment (voice)
Suzanna Willis ... Stripper
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Phil May ... Singer (as The Pretty Things)

John Normington ... Ghoul segment narrator (voice)
Dick Taylor ... Guitarist (as The Pretty Things)
Chris Thompson ... Band Leader of Night
Skip Alan ... Drummer-member of The Pretty Things (uncredited)
Sean Barry-Weske ... Ghoul (uncredited)

Tony Clarkin ... Vampire (uncredited)

Prentis Hancock ... Policeman (uncredited)
Barrie Holland ... Vampire (uncredited)
Stevie Lange ... Vocalist with Night (uncredited)
John Povey ... Keyboards / member of The Pretty Things (uncredited)

Pat Roach ... Great Uncle (uncredited)

Liz Smith ... Villager (uncredited)

Vic Tablian ... Dealer (uncredited)
Peter Tolson ... Guitar / member of The Pretty Things (uncredited)
Wally Waller ... Bass / member of The Pretty Things (uncredited)
Hugh Walters ... Art Director (uncredited)

Fred Wood ... Angry Villager (uncredited)
James Wynn ... School Teacher (uncredited)

Directed by
Roy Ward Baker 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Edward Abraham 
Valerie Abraham 
R. Chetwynd-Hayes  book

Produced by
Ron Fry .... associate producer
Bernard J. Kingham .... executive producer
Milton Subotsky .... producer
Original Music by
Douglas Gamley (segment "Shadmock")
John Georgiadis (segment "Vampire")
Alan Hawkshaw (segment "Humgoo")
Cinematography by
Peter Jessop 
Film Editing by
Peter Tanner 
Casting by
Simone Reynolds 
Production Design by
Tony Curtis (uncredited)
Set Decoration by
Lionel Couch 
Makeup Department
Roy Ashton .... makeup artist
Joan Carpenter .... supervising hair stylist
Ronnie Cogan .... hair stylist
Ernest Gasser .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nick Daubeny .... second assistant director
Dominic Fulford .... first assistant director
Nick Laws .... third assistant director
Art Department
John Bolton .... concept artist
Dennis Maddison .... production buyer
Richard Rooker .... assistant art director
Bill Waldron .... construction manager
Sound Department
Bill Barringer .... sound assistant
Norman Bolland .... sound mixer
Richard Dunford .... assistant sound editor
Russ Hill .... sound editor
Bob Jones .... dubbing mixer
John Salter .... boom operator
Camera and Electrical Department
Howard Baker .... camera loader
Howard Baker .... clapper loader
Chris Howard .... focus puller
John Jay .... still photographer
Peter Sinclair .... camera operator
Micky Thomas .... chief electrician
Ted Whitby .... camera grip
Animation Department
Eric Lodge .... animator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eileen Sullivan .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Michael Connell .... first assistant editor
Keith Gaisford .... second assistant editor
Music Department
Graham Walker .... music coordinator (uncredited)
Other crew
Jeffrey Broom .... production accountant
Vic Door .... monster masks
Lily Poyser .... unit publicist
June Randall .... continuity
Pauline Stevenson .... production assistant
Crew believed to be complete

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USA:104 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:PG | Germany:12 | Iceland:16 | Norway:16 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:15 (video rating) | USA:Unrated

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10 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Not at all scary, but so enjoyable., 29 April 2000
Author: GregJayC from Blackpool, England

From the moment I started watching, I was enthralled by every set piece, costume and plot detail.

This film, to understate, is rare indeed. A low-budget "horror" movie with a moral, loveable monsters and superb acting. Each of the three stories is well thought-out and entertaining, and the scene in which we learn of monster genealogy is wonderful.

Price is on top form, as usual. He is, with the possible exception of Peter Cushing, the best horror actor of all time. His sincere manner coupled with his traditional English accent make him the most unusual vampire you will ever see.

The first story is slow to start, but soon quickens pace. It features the best acting of the three tales, and the three lead characters have deliciously different personalities. It encompasses a moral, and is touching at times, but still manages to retain at least a little horror. The premise is not very good, but I liked it all the same.

The comedy in this film is plentiful. The second story features horrormeister Donald Pleasence in his catch-the-evil-creature role he played six times in the Halloween series. But the way his character meets his demise and the wonderful plot twist will have you rolling on the floor with laughter.

The third story is not really funny, or scary. It is the most serious of the bunch, and I suspect the filmmakers intended it to be awfully frightening. It just isn't. It show its age, and features poor acting. The set pieces are top-notch, though, and are definitely its saving grace. I can tell you now that the plot twist at the end is totally expected, and not very good.

The stories are interjected with entertaining dialogue between Price and Carradine, and new wave 1980s rock music. Some of you will recognise a youthful UB40 performing a song. There is also one about a stripper, and when you see the stripper's act, you will be suitably impressed. I won't say any more about that - watch it for yourself.

All in all, it was a good way to spend an hour and a half, and I was sad when the stories were over. Just one word of advice, though - don't be put off by the costumes of the monsters.

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