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Torture Garden (1967)

Approved | | Fantasy, Horror | 6 September 1968 (USA)
An anthology of four short horror stories about people who visit Dr. Diabolo's fairground haunted-house attraction show.

Director:

Freddie Francis

Writer:

Robert Bloch
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Palance ... Ronald Wyatt (segment 4 "The Man Who Collected Poe")
Burgess Meredith ... Dr. Diabolo (Framework Story)
Beverly Adams ... Carla Hayes (segment 2 "Terror Over Hollywood")
Peter Cushing ... Lancelot Canning (segment 4 "The Man Who Collected Poe")
Michael Bryant ... Colin Williams (segment 1 "Enoch")
John Standing ... Leo Winston (segment 3 "Mr. Steinway")
Robert Hutton ... Bruce Benton (segment 2 "Terror Over Hollywood")
John Phillips ... Eddie Storm (segment 2 "Terror Over Hollywood")
Michael Ripper ... Gordon Roberts (Framework Story)
Bernard Kay ... Dr. Heim (segment 2 "Terror Over Hollywood")
Catherine Finn ... Nurse Parker (segment 1 "Enoch")
Maurice Denham Maurice Denham ... Uncle Roger (segment 1 "Enoch")
Ursula Howells Ursula Howells ... Miss Maxine Chambers (segment 3 "Mr. Steinway")
David Bauer ... Mike Charles (segment 2 "Terror Over Hollywood")
Niall MacGinnis ... Dr. Silversmith (segment 1 "Enoch")
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Storyline

A special sideshow torture exhibit has the power, according to showman Dr. Diablo, to warn people of evil in their futures. One by one, skeptical customers stand before the Fate Atropos to be shown the greed and violence they're hiding behind their respectable facades. Written by alfiehitchie

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From the shock-author of "PSYCHO!" See more »

Genres:

Fantasy | Horror

Certificate:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 September 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Torture Garden See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (2017 Mill Creek Blu-ray)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Columbia financed this film and insisted that two American actors be cast. Therefore, the initial casting of Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee was changed to that of Jack Palance and Burgess Meredith. See more »

Goofs

Although Doctor Diabolo charges his customers five pounds to enter the Torture Garden, and the framing story ostensibly takes place in the United Kingdom, the banknotes seen on screen are clearly US currency. See more »

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Followed by Tales from the Crypt (1972) See more »

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Classic Horror Film
31 October 2008 | by whpratt1See all my reviews

This film has many veteran actors and the writer is very famous, Robert Block, who wrote the book, "Psycho" 1960. In this film, Burgess Meredith, (Dr. Diabolo) plays the role as a carnival barker for his show, "Torture Garden" where he charges five pounds British currency to have your future told in a very realistic event. There are many people who participate in having their future told and also their deep dark secrets they all want to hide. There are many stories you will experience as this film moves on and even Jack Palance, (Ronald Wyatt) plays a great role as a collector of Edgar Alan Poe and meets up with the real Poe himself. Burgess Meredith was really the main star in this film and is well remembered for his role in many of the Rocky films. Great Halloween night film, enjoy.


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