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Horrors of the Black Museum (1959)

Unrated | | Horror | 31 May 1959 (UK)
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The promotion announced that this film was released in "Hypnovision" which gives an idea of the story. A frustrated thriller writer wants accurate crimes for his next book so he hypnotises ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Edmond Bancroft
... Joan Berkley
... Rick
... Angela Banks (as Shirley Ann Field)
... Supt. Graham
Gerald Andersen ... Dr. Ballan
John Warwick ... Insp. Lodge
Beatrice Varley ... Aggie
... Commissioner Wayne
Malou Pantera ... Peggy - Gail's Roommate
Howard Greene ... Tom Rivers
... Gail Dunlap
Stuart Saunders ... Strength-Test Barker
Hilda Barry ... Woman in Hall
Nora Gordon ... Woman in Hall
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The promotion announced that this film was released in "Hypnovision" which gives an idea of the story. A frustrated thriller writer wants accurate crimes for his next book so he hypnotises his assistant to make him commit the required crimes. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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SEE! The Fantastic Binocular Murder! SEE! The Vat of Death! See more »

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31 May 1959 (UK)  »

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Crimes au musée des horreurs  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Eastmancolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Final film of director Arthur Crabtree. See more »

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Bancroft: No woman can hold her tongue. They're a vicious, unreliable breed!
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The End of My Childhood
29 October 2006 | by See all my reviews

The Horrors of the Black Museum is a diabolical film. I was not more than eleven or twelve when I saw it. Dropped at the curb to enjoy Quarter Saturday at the Movies.It left me so traumatized that I was sitting in the lobby when my mother came, uncharacteristically silent. I had spent most of the time after the "binocular" murder, trembling alone with the thought, " What grown-up dreamed this stuff up for a child to watch? What are grown-ups really like?" I knew some of them didn't care what they exposed kids to to make a quarter! I remember trudging to the lobby as if in a fugue state, afraid to turn my back on that abomination.

I know there are folks who love this genre, and as long as they are grown-ups, they can do the backstroke in ketchup blood and wallow in sadism. Free country. But this movie gave me nightmares into adulthood. It's probably still lurking in my psyche today. It is why I know that children must be sheltered from material adults can handle.

I guess it was effectively gruesome and twisted for the fans of the genre.


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