An anthology of four horror stories revolving around a mysterious rental house in the U.K.

Director:

Peter Duffell

Writer:

Robert Bloch

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Denholm Elliott ... Charles (segment "Method for Murder")
Peter Cushing ... Philip (segment "Waxworks")
Joanna Dunham Joanna Dunham ... Alice (segment "Method for Murder")
Tom Adams ... Dominick (segment "Method for Murder")
Robert Lang ... Psychiatrist (segment "Method for Murder")
Joss Ackland ... Rogers (segment "Waxworks")
Wolfe Morris ... Waxworks Proprietor (segment "Waxworks")
Christopher Lee ... Reid (segment "Sweets to the Sweet")
Nyree Dawn Porter ... Ann (segment "Sweets to the Sweet")
Geoffrey Bayldon ... Von Hartmann (segment "The Cloak")
Chloe Franks ... Jane (segment "Sweets to the Sweet")
John Bennett ... Holloway (segment "Framework Story")
Jon Pertwee ... Paul (segment "The Cloak")
John Bryans John Bryans ... Stoker (segment "Framework Story")
Ingrid Pitt ... Carla (segment "The Cloak")
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Storyline

A Scotland Yard investigator looks into four mysterious cases involving an unoccupied house and its tragic previous tenants: 1) A hack novelist encounters a strangler who's the villain of his books, leading his wife to question his sanity, 2) Two men are obsessed with a wax figure of a woman from their past, 3) A little girl with a stern, widowed father displays an interest in witchcraft, and 4) An arrogant horror film actor purchases a black cloak which gives him a vampire's powers. Written by Wes Clark <wclark@uspto.gov>

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Taglines:

Vampires! Voodoo! Vixens! Victims! See more »

Genres:

Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for scary images | See all certifications »

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On this movie's initial U.K. release, the British censor wanted to give it an A rating (equivalent to PG) because of its lack of gore. Fearing that this would harm box-office returns, the distributors asked for it to be re-rated X or they wouldn't release it. The censor concurred. See more »

Goofs

After Carla is bitten by Paul (the vampire) she conceals her neck as she flees. The next day there are no bite marks on her neck, despite her complaining about having been bitten. See more »

Quotes

Charles Hillyer: It's Dominick! I saw him!
Alice Hillyer: You mean you imagained him?
Charles Hillyer: No, I mean I saw him. Just last night before you came back from the theater... And again... just now!
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The Old House
25 November 2013 | by AaronCapenBannerSee all my reviews

Peter Duffel directed this anthology film that stars John Bennett as a Scotland Yard Investigator looking into the disappearance of two films stars(played by "Doctor Who" star Jon Pertwee, and Ingrid Pitt) who were last seen in an old house they had let while filming a new movie. The real estate agent tells him four tales about the mysterious house: 'Method For Murder' - A writer comes to believe his character(a mad strangler) has come to life. 'Waxworks' - Peter Cushing plays a retired man who becomes fascinated with a waxwork version of Salome, much to his regret; 'Sweets For The Sweet' - A man(played by Christopher Lee) treats his young daughter harshly out of fear, bringing an ironic fate upon himself. 'The Cloak' - The film star buys a cloak that turns him into a vampire. Good set of tales here, with fine direction and music score; Last tale is best, a real treat.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 April 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The House That Dripped Blood See more »

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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Amicus Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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