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Horrors of the Black Museum (1959)

Unrated | | Horror | 31 May 1959 (UK)
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A frustrated thriller writer wants accurate crimes for his next book so he hypnotizes his assistant to make him commit the required crimes.

Director:

Arthur Crabtree

Writers:

Herman Cohen (original story), Aben Kandel (original story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Gough ... Edmond Bancroft
June Cunningham ... Joan Berkley
Graham Curnow ... Rick
Shirley Anne Field ... Angela Banks (as Shirley Ann Field)
Geoffrey Keen ... Supt. Graham
Gerald Andersen Gerald Andersen ... Dr. Ballan
John Warwick John Warwick ... Insp. Lodge
Beatrice Varley Beatrice Varley ... Aggie
Austin Trevor ... Commissioner Wayne
Malou Pantera ... Peggy - Gail's Roommate
Howard Greene Howard Greene ... Tom Rivers
Dorinda Stevens ... Gail Dunlap
Stuart Saunders Stuart Saunders ... Strength-Test Barker
Hilda Barry Hilda Barry ... Woman in Hall
Nora Gordon Nora Gordon ... Woman in Hall
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Storyline

A frustrated thriller writer wants accurate crimes for his next book so he hypnotizes his assistant to make him commit the required crimes. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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fear beyond belief See more »

Genres:

Horror

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Unrated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

One of a handful of "leading man" roles for Michael Gough. See more »

Quotes

Bancroft: No woman can hold her tongue. They're a vicious, unreliable breed!
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Alternate Versions

The "Hypno-Vista" segment was removed from American International's television release prints. See more »

Connections

Featured in That'll Be the Day (1973) See more »

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The End of My Childhood
29 October 2006 | by radhaoneSee 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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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 May 1959 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Crime au musée des horreurs See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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