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Dr. Terror's House of Horrors ()


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Aboard a British train, mysterious fortune teller Dr. Schreck uses tarot cards to read the futures of five fellow passengers.

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Dr. Terror
Neil McCallum ...
Jim Dawson (segment "Werewolf")
Ursula Howells ...
Mrs. Deirdre Biddulph (segment "Werewolf")
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Caleb (segment "Werewolf")
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Valda (segment "Werewolf")
Alan Freeman ...
Bill Rogers (segment "Creeping Vine")
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Ann Rogers (segment "Creeping Vine")
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Carol Rogers (segment "Creeping Vine") (as Sarah Nicholls)
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Hopkins (segment "Creeping Vine")
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Jerry Drake (segment "Creeping Vine")
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Biff Bailey (segment "Voodoo")
Kenny Lynch ...
Sammy Coin (segment "Voodoo")
Christopher Carlos ...
Vrim (segment "Voodoo")
The Tubby Hayes Combo ...
Biff Bailey's Band (segment "Voodoo") (as The Tubby Hayes Quintet)
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Franklyn Marsh (segment "Disembodied Hand")
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Eric Landor (segment "Disembodied Hand")
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Dr. Bob Carroll (segment "Vampire")
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Nicolle Carroll (segment "Vampire")
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Dr. Blake (segment "Vampire")
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Dambala (segment "Voodoo") (uncredited)
Frank Barry ...
Johnny Ellis (segment "Vampire") (uncredited)
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Pretty Girl (segment "Disembodied Hand") (uncredited)
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Spectator as Eric Landor Cuddles Monkey (segment "Disembodied Hand") (uncredited)
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Nurse (segment "Disembodied Hand") (uncredited)
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Toastmaster (segment "Disembodied Hand") (uncredited)
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Joo Joo Club Patron (segment "Voodoo") (uncredited)
Brian Hawkins ...
George (segment "Disembodied Hand") (uncredited)
Russ Henderson ...
Steel Band Leader (segment "Voodoo") (uncredited)
Faith Kent ...
Lady in Art Gallery (segment "Disembodied Hand") (uncredited)
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Third Male Friend (segment "Disembodied Hand") (uncredited)
Harold Lang ...
Roy Shine (segment "Voodoo") (uncredited)
Laurie Leigh ...
Nurse (segment "Vampire") (uncredited)
John Martin ...
Second Male Friend (segment "Disembodied Hand") (uncredited)
George Mossman ...
Pony and Trap Driver (segment "Werewolf") (uncredited)
Al Mulock ...
Detective (segment "Vampire") (uncredited)
Richard Neller ...
Man in Art Gallery (uncredited)
Irene Richmond ...
Mrs. Ellis (segment "Vampire") (uncredited)
Bess Rogers ...
Art Gallery Patron (uncredited)
Russ Henderson Steel Band ...
Themselves (segment "Voodoo") (uncredited)
Bunny Seaman ...
Banquet Guest (uncredited)
Paddy Smith ...
Joo Joo Club Headwaiter (segment "Voodoo") (uncredited)
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Second Ambulance Man (segment "Disembodied Hand") (uncredited)
Valerie St. Clair ...
Cigarette Girl (segment "Voodoo") (uncredited)
Edward Underdown ...
Tod (segment "Werewolf") (uncredited)
Hedger Wallace ...
Surgeon (segment "Disembodied Hand") (uncredited)

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Freddie Francis ... (as Freddy Francis)

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Milton Subotsky ... (screenplay)

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Max Rosenberg ... producer (as Max J. Rosenberg)
Milton Subotsky ... producer
Joe Vegoda ... executive producer (uncredited)

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Elisabeth Lutyens ... (as Elizabeth Lutyens)

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Alan Hume ... director of photography

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Thelma Connell

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Bill Constable

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Roy Ashton ... makeup artist
Frieda Steiger ... hairdresser

Production Management

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Ted Wallis ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Bert Batt ... assistant director
Hugh Harlow ... second assistant director (uncredited)

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Buster Ambler ... sound recordist
John Cox ... director of sound
Roy Hyde ... dubbing editor
John Aldred ... dubbing mixer (uncredited)

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Ted Samuels ... special effects

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Godfrey A. Godar ... camera operator (as Godfrey Godar)
Maurice Gillett ... supervising electrician (uncredited)

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Bridget Sellers ... wardrobe supervisor

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Tubby Hayes ... composer: jazz music
Kenny Lynch ... composer: songs
Philip Martell ... conductor / composer: additional music (uncredited)

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Pauline Harlow ... continuity
Boscoe Holder ... choreographer
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Plot Summary

Five strangers board a train and are joined by a mysterious fortune teller who offers to read their Tarot cards. Five separate stories unfold: An architect returns to his ancestral home to find a werewolf out for revenge; a doctor suspects his new wife is a vampire; an intelligent vine takes over a house; a jazz musician plagiarizes music from a voodoo ceremony; a pompous art critic is pursued by a disembodied hand. Written by Col Needham

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Taglines Acclaimed as "THE FEAR OF THE YEAR" See more »
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Also Known As
  • Disembodied Hand (United Kingdom)
  • Voodoo (United Kingdom)
  • Vampire (United Kingdom)
  • Werewolf (United Kingdom)
  • Creeping Vine (United Kingdom)
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  • 98 min
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Budget GBP105,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia The first of the "portmanteau" horror movies to be made by Amicus Productions. According to co-Producer Milton Subotsky, he was inspired to write a multi-story horror movie by his admiration for Dead of Night (1945), which used a similar format. See more »
Goofs Franklyn Marsh does not touch the deck three times as is necessary according to Dr Terror around the beginning of the movie. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Creepy Classics (1987). See more »
Soundtracks Bailey's Blues See more »
Crazy Credits On some American prints the MPAA seal appears on the Paramount logo. See more »
Quotes Dawson: Schreck? That's a German word isn't it? Means fear or horror.
Dr. Schreck: A more exact translation would be terror. An unfortunate misnomer for I am the mildest of men.
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