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The House in Nightmare Park (1973)

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In 1907, an actor is invited to perform in an isolated country house, and becomes involved in mysterious and dangerous events.

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Complete credited cast:
... Foster Twelvetrees
... Stewart Henderson
... Reggie Henderson
Kenneth Griffith ... Ernest Henderson
... Patel
... Jessica Henderson
Ruth Dunning ... Agnes Henderson
Elizabeth MacLennan ... Verity Henderson
... Mother
Peter Munt ... Cabbie
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In 1907, an actor is invited to perform in an isolated country house, and becomes involved in mysterious and dangerous events.

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Ladies and Gentlemen - For You Horrification - Don't See It Alone - Bring The Children


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The actor who does the voice-over for the film's UK trailer was Bill Mitchell who narrated a number of British trailers. See more »

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After Ray Milland invites Frankie to a reading for the family, Frankie enters a room with the family waiting for him. Shortly afterwards, the daughter leaves the room and the shot shows her in the process of closing the door behind her. Frankie then leaves the room to go to her and the door is wide open. See more »

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[unpacking in his room, Frankie sets up a load of photographs of himself]
Foster Twelvetrees: Not bad for 32.
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Dance of the Dolls
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Music by Harry Robertson
Lyrics by Clive Exton and Terry Nation
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I hope your whip shrivels!
7 November 2013 | by See all my reviews

The House in Nightmare Park is directed by peter Sykes and written by Clive Exton and Terry Nation. It stars Frankie Howerd, Ray Milland, Hugh Burden, Kenneth Griffith, John Bennett, Rosalie Crutchley, Ruth Dunning and Elizabeth MacLennan. Music is by Harry Robinson and cinematography by Ian Wilson.

Tragerian actor Foster Twelvetrees (Howerd) is invited out to the remote Henderson Mansion to perform a dramatic reading for the residents. But there are ulterior motives at work and Foster will do well to survive the experience...

RAJA!

In reality it is what it is, a British Old Dark House comedy fronted by a comedy legend in Frankie Howerd. Thus if you like the formula and have a penchant for Howerd's type of humour? Then there's enough here to entertain you. Plot deals in standard "inheritance" treasure map conventions, with Twelvetrees forced to deal with attempts on his life as he dodges the batty old bat in the attic and snakes in the basement.

The Henderson Klan are a mixed bunch of eccentrics and nefarious loons, led by a delightfully off-kilter Milland, and some sequences carry a real Guignol weirdness to them; with a marionette play standing out as gloriously weird. Bonus here is the Technicolor photography and Robinson's musical score.

Filmed at Oakley Court, a mansion that has been used for a number of Hammer Horrors and detective mysteries, the design and vivid realisation of the colour scheme is most impressive. Robinson's score is a cracker and deserves a better movie, beautiful orchestrations blend with sinister strains, the Musical Suite option on Network's DVD release runs at 30 minutes and comes highly recommended as an extra of note.

The joke is stretched a bit too thin come the second half of the play, and this is hardly in the same league as other horror spoofs like Cary On Screaming, but there's rewards to be had here. Though maybe it's best watched with a prescription of liquor to really get the most out of it? 6.5/10


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