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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Ronald Wyatt (segment 4 "The Man Who Collected Poe")
... Dr. Diabolo (Framework Story)
... Carla Hayes (segment 2 "Terror Over Hollywood")
... Lancelot Canning (segment 4 "The Man Who Collected Poe")
... Colin Williams (segment 1 "Enoch")
... Leo Winston (segment 3 "Mr. Steinway")
... Bruce Benton (segment 2 "Terror Over Hollywood")
... Eddie Storm (segment 2 "Terror Over Hollywood")
... Gordon Roberts (Framework Story)
... Dr. Heim (segment 2 "Terror Over Hollywood")
... Nurse Parker (segment 1 "Enoch")
Maurice Denham ... Uncle Roger (segment 1 "Enoch")
Ursula Howells ... Miss Maxine Chambers (segment 3 "Mr. Steinway")
... Mike Charles (segment 2 "Terror Over Hollywood")
... Dr. Silversmith (segment 1 "Enoch")
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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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Do You Dare See the 100 Horrors of Dr. Diablo? Enter his "Torture Garden" and the screen's most astounding journey into the unknown! See the amazing "hundred horrors" that are nothing ever seen before! See more »

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Fantasy | Horror

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| (2017 Mill Creek Blu-ray)

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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(Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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The film was released in the U.S. as the top half of a double feature with Trog (1970), which was Joan Crawford's final final. Both films were directed by Freddie Francis. See more »

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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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Great Omnibus Fun
15 February 2000 | by See all my reviews

Dr. Diablo, a carnival horrors man, shows five people a "special" entertainment in a private showing. Each person looks carefully at the scissors held by a mannequin of one of the Greek fates and soon sees a fate that may or may not come to pass. These visions serve as the basis of the movie as we are entertained to four story adaptations of Robert Bloch stories. The first man sees a story about greed and a witch's familiar. The second story deals with android-like beings in Hollywood, the third story with a malicious piano. The last story is based on Bloch's story "The Man Who Collected Poe" and is about one man's obsession with the master of the macabre. All four stories are brought to screen with care and style, thanks in part to the workman-like direction of Francis. Burgess Meredith is exceptionally good as the devious Dr. Diablo in the frame story. The last story is the best and is highlighted by fine performances by both Peter Cushing and Jack Palance. Look for Michael Ripper in the frame story as well.


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