In 1795, in England, the young woman Catherine moves to the house of her fiancé Charles Fengriffen in the country to get married with him. When she arrives, she feels interest in the portraits of the Fengriffen family, particularly in the one of Charle's grandfather Henry Fengriffen, which seems to have a sort of evil entity possessing it. While admiring Henry's face, a severed hand attacks Catherine through the picture on the wall. Later, she gets married with Charles, beginning her journey of mystery, eerie apparitions, secrets and deaths, and having her days filled with fear and the nights with horrors in a cursed family.
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
A Technicolor film set in a ghostly gothic manor house, England 1785
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Did You Know?
As the project was entitled "Fengriffen" all through the production process, both stars Ian Ogilvy
and Stephanie Beacham
later claimed having been astonished at the time by the title under which this film finally came out, producer Max Rosenberg
having set his mind on an apparently more commercially sounding one. See more
The ghostly hand is a right hand throughout the film but when it appears to kill Mrs Luke it is suddenly a left hand. See more
[Charles explains that his family's ancestral manse is haunted
Ghosts galore. Headless horsemen, horseless headsmen, everything.
US version is missing two scenes from the original British release: Peter Cushing
's discovery of an eyeless corpse and Ian Ogilvy
's smashing the skeleton against a gravestone. See more