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A TV talk-show hostess and her boyfriend investigate a shady magician whom has the ability to hypnotize and control the thoughts of people in order to stage gory on-stage illusions using his... See more »

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Montag the Magnificent
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Sherry Carson
Wayne Ratay ...
Jack
Phil Laurenson ...
Greg
Jim Rau ...
Steve
Don Alexander ...
Det. Kramer
John Elliot ...
Det. Harlan (as John Elliot)
Karin Alexana ...
Stage Girl #1 - Chainsaw Victim
Jack Gilbreth ...
Maitre d'Hotel
Corinne Kirkin ...
Stage Girl #2 - Headpike Victim
Monica Blackwell ...
Stage Girl #3 - Punchpress Victim (as Monika Blackwell)
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Stage Girl #4 - Sword Victim
Karen Burke ...
Stage Girl #5 - Sword Victim
Eric Kelner Raynard ...
Coroner
Sheldon Reis ...
Audience Member
Julie Yager ...
Secretary
Charlotte Bell
Alex Ameri ...
Stage Hand #1 (as Ali Ameri)
David Atlas ...
Stage Hand #2
Patty La Du ...
Waitress
Stephen Field ...
Policeman
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Fred M. Sandy ...
Audience Member (uncredited)

Directed by

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Herschell Gordon Lewis

Written by

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Allen Kahn ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Herschell Gordon Lewis ... producer
Fred M. Sandy ... executive producer

Music by

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Larry Wellington

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Herschell Gordon Lewis ... (uncredited)

Film Editing by

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Alex Ameri ... (as Eskandor Ameripoor)

Editorial Department

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Daniel Krogh ... assistant editor
Ray Sager ... assistant editor (as Ray Szegho)

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Frank Morelli ... hair stylist / makeup artist

Production Management

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Gary Isaacson ... unit manager
John Sezonoy ... production manager

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Allison Louise Downe ... assistant director

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Barry Lewis ... property communications

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Robert Lewis ... sound recordist

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Herschell Gordon Lewis ... technical special effects (as Sheldon Seymour)
Allison Louise Downe ... special effects (uncredited)
Robert Lewis ... special effects (uncredited)

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Alex Ameri ... camera operator (as Alex Ameripoor)
Roger Gee ... still photographer
Daniel Krogh ... camera operator

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William S. Stein Jr. ... color lighting coordinator

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Harry Imeroz ... production coordinator
Roger Strauss ... technical design unit chief

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

A magician performs a show where he selects a female volunteer and appears to put swords, drills, and such through them. They walk away and everyone applauds, then they show up somewhere else, dead of the same injuries they sustained in the magic show. Police are baffled and can't tie the murders to the magician. A man whose girlfriend is infatuated with the show begins to investigate on his own. Written by Ed Sutton

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Taglines Is It Magic? Or Wholesale Slaughter? See more »
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Also Known As
  • House of Torture (United States)
  • La magie du sang (France)
  • Кудесник крови (Soviet Union, Russian title)
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  • 95 min
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Budget $60,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Ray Sager was a last minute replacement for the original actor cast as Montag who dropped out of the movie right before shooting started. See more »
Goofs While appearing on Sherry Carson's show, and repeatedly instructing the audience to "Concentrate", Ray Sager obviously says "Croncentrate". See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Film House Fever (1986). See more »
Quotes [last lines]
[Montag fails to kill Sherry, who laughs maniacally after being disenboweled]
Montag the Magnificent: How dare you laugh! HOW DARE YOU!
Sherry Carson: [sits up] Look at ME now if you dare! Look into MY eyes!
Montag the Magnificent: [goes uneasy] What will I see there?
Sherry Carson: The past... and the future. Do you think you're the only one who deals an illusion?
Montag the Magnificent: You mean... you? You too?
Sherry Carson: I, too. And you... you are my illusion. You are no longer even here. You'll have to start your little charade all over again.
Montag the Magnificent: [stunned] But I... I... I am Montag!
[Montag suddenly finds himself back on stage all the way back to the beginning of the movie]
Montag the Magnificent: Yes! I am Montag, master of illusion! The fire of the laws of reason! What... is real? Are you certain you know what reality is?
[Sherry and Jack are seen within the audience]
Montag the Magnificent: How do you know that at this second you aren't sleeping in your beds dreaming that you are here sitting in this theater?
Sherry Carson: [whispers to Jack] You know what I think?
Jack: What?
Sherry Carson: I think he's a phony.
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