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In order to secure a job at a mental institution, a young psychiatrist must interview four patients inside the asylum.

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Bonnie (segment "Frozen Fear")
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Walter (segment "Frozen Fear")
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Ruth (segment "Frozen Fear")
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Smith (segment "The Weird Tailor")
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Bruno (segment "The Weird Tailor")
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Anna (segment "The Weird Tailor")
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Stebbins (segment "The Weird Tailor")
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Lucy (segment "Lucy Comes to Stay")
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Barbara (segment "Lucy Comes to Stay")
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George (segment "Lucy Comes to Stay")
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Miss Higgins (segment "Lucy Comes to Stay")
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Byron (segment "Mannikins of Horror")
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Dr. Rutherford (segment "Mannikins of Horror")
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Dr. Martin (segment "Mannikins of Horror")
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Max (segment "Mannikins of Horror")
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Asylum Gatekeeper (segment "Mannikins of Horror") (uncredited)
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Otto the Dummy (segment "The Weird Tailor") (uncredited)
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Asylum Head Nurse (segment "Mannikins of Horror") (uncredited)
Tony Wall ...
New Houseman (segment "Mannikins of Horror") (uncredited)

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Roy Ward Baker

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Robert Bloch ... (written by)

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Gustave M. Berne ... executive producer (as Gustave Berne)
Max Rosenberg ... producer (as Max J. Rosenberg)
Milton Subotsky ... producer

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Douglas Gamley

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Denys N. Coop ... director of photography (as Denys Coop)

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Peter Tanner

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Ronnie Curtis

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Tony Curtis

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Roy Ashton ... chief make-up
Joan Carpenter ... chief hairdresser

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Teresa Bolland ... production manager

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Anthony Waye ... assistant director

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Fred Carter ... set dresser
Michael Guyett ... scenic painter (uncredited)

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Norman Bolland ... sound mixer
Bob Jones ... dubbing mixer (as Robert Jones)
Clive Smith ... sound editor
Mike Tucker ... boom operator (uncredited)

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Ernie Sullivan ... special effects (uncredited)

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Neil Binney ... camera operator
Trevor Coop ... clapper loader (uncredited)
Bob Jordan ... focus puller (uncredited)

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Bridget Sellers ... wardrobe mistress

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Douglas Gamley ... conductor / music arranger

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Pamela Davies ... continuity (as Pamela Davis)
Gerald Larn ... titles designer (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

A young psychiatrist interviews four inmates in a mental asylum to satisfy a requirement for employment. He hears stories about 1) the revenge of a murdered wife, 2) a tailor who makes a suit with some highly unusual qualities, 3) a woman who questions her sanity when it appears that her brother is conspiring against her, and 4) a man who builds tiny toy robots with lifelike human heads. Written by Wes Clark

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Also Known As
  • Mannikins of Horror (United Kingdom)
  • The Weird Tailor (United Kingdom)
  • Frozen Fear (United Kingdom)
  • Lucy Comes to Stay (United Kingdom)
  • House of Crazies (United States)
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  • 88 min
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Trivia Shot in 24 days. See more »
Goofs When Bonnie is being chased by a severed arm crawling along the floor, a crew member's hand is visible, holding the arm to make it appear as if it is moving. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Stephen King's World of Horror (1989). See more »
Soundtracks A Night on Bald Mountain See more »
Quotes [Byron shows Dr. Martin the dolls he's been making]
Byron: These are not ordinary figures. The eyes were made to see. Inside each skull is a perfectly proportioned brain, perfectly capable of functioning.
Dr. Martin: You talk about them as if they were alive.
Byron: Hm. That's the final step.
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