Anthology film from Amicus adapted from four short stories by R. Chetwynd-Hayes strung together about an antique dealer who owns a shop called Temptations Ltd. and the fate that befalls his customers who try to cheat him. Stories include "The Gate Crasher" with David Warner who frees an evil entity from an antique mirror, "An Act of Kindness" featuring Donald Pleasence, "The Elemental", and "The Door".
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Did You Know?
This film may have served as an inspiration for Stephen King's 1991 novel Needful Things, in which a curio shop proprietor seems to know the exact item each of his customers "needs most." See more
In "The Door", the sculpted head on the door faces the inside of the house. But in the final scene, the head faces the blue room. See more
O dear. The love of money is the root of all evil.
[bell from shop door
Ay, customers, come in, come in. I'm sure I have the very thing to tempt you. Lots of bargains. All tastes catered to. Oh... and a big novelty surprise goes with every purchase. Do come in... any time. I'm always open.
The Wedding March
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