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Crucible of Terror (1971)

Not Rated | | Drama, Horror | September 1985 (West Germany)
An obsessed sculptor kills a young woman to make a perfect bronze sculpture of her. Years later at his secluded home a number of people become trapped in a web of revenge, murder and horror.

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Ted Hooker

Writers:

Ted Hooker (original screenplay), Tom Parkinson (original screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Mike Raven ... Victor Clare
James Bolam ... John Davies
Mary Maude Mary Maude ... Millie
Ronald Lacey ... Michael Clare
Betty Alberge ... Dorothy Clare
John Arnatt ... Bill
Beth Morris Beth Morris ... Jane Clare
Judy Matheson ... Marcia
Melissa Stribling ... Joanna Brent
Kenneth Keeling Kenneth Keeling ... George Brent
Me Me Lai ... Chi-San (as Me Me Lay)
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An obsessed sculptor kills a young woman to make a perfect bronze sculpture of her. Years later at his secluded home a number of people become trapped in a web of revenge, murder and horror.

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murder | model | mad family | artist | acid | See All (6) »

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The art of murder.

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Drama | Horror

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1985 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Unholy Terror See more »

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Glendale Films See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Goofs

At c. 53 minutes, as the Rolls-Royce is about to be driven off, there is a badly parked black car directly in front of it, well away from the pavement. However, when the Rolls-Royce moves away in the next shot the black car is suddenly perfectly parked. See more »

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Referenced in Me Me Lai Bites Back (2018) See more »

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They took a great idea....and COMPLETELY bungled it.
12 May 2017 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

"Crucible of Terror" is amazingly bad...which is hard to believe since the initial premise was so good. You see a LIVE woman being used to make a statue...and molten metal is poured over her!! Next, you see her statue being displayed in an art gallery and folks LOVE it. Pretty cool idea...a bit like "Bucket of Blood"...though not a comedy.

The problem is when the film leaves London and the gallery and goes off to the countryside....where the film drags on and on and on. Additionally, the ending is amazingly stupid...and confusing. So, there is an epilogue that actually explains what happened and why!! Unfortunately, the explanation is just stupid. Overall, what looked like it would be an exciting horror film is just dull, stupid and slow.


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