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The House That Dripped Blood (1971)

PG | | Horror | 2 April 1971 (USA)
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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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Trivia

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

The newspaper that Sgt. Martin is reading is dated Monday, June 8, 1971. In 1971, June 8 fell on a Tuesday. See more »

Quotes

Paul Henderson: That's what's wrong with the present day horrorfilms. There's no realism. Not like the old ones, the great ones. Frankenstein. Phantom of the Opera. Dracula - the one with Bela Lugosi of course, not this new fellow.
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Connections

References The Flying Nun (1967) See more »

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Amicus!
18 April 2010 | by dagonseveSee all my reviews

Another Amicus Production anthology starring Christopher Lee and the late Peter Cushing. It seems like you can never go wrong with those two - or Amicus for that matter; classic performances by both men indeed. I don't consider these tales terrifying but they offer substance and quality that becomes enjoyable to the viewer. I won't go into any detail concerning each tale, but like usual, they all represent a unified theme. The conclusion is satisfying and I would love the opportunity to own this film. A fun way to spend your afternoon if you cherish the usual setup from Amicus - and, if you're not familiar, why not get acquainted?


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 April 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

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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