An anthology of five horror stories shared by five men trapped in the basement of an office building.An anthology of five horror stories shared by five men trapped in the basement of an office building.An anthology of five horror stories shared by five men trapped in the basement of an office building.
Amicus sixth portmanteau movie that simply slaps down its thrilling and terrifying tales, butressing with dreary slabs of plot and chatter, concluding into eerie results. As at a rare room join five strange people who star 5 segments , all of them are filled with mystery , suspense , terror , grisly killings , twisted events and horrible happenings . The British star-studded results to be pretty good with a plethora of notorious actors . Well made terror antology film, and in some places was released as Tales of Crypt II, being compellingly filmed by the gore-minded lad Roy Ward Baker. The better episodes involve the suburban wife Glynis Johns driven to killing and her house-proud husband Terry Thomas constantly nagging about the housekeeping, resulting in an impeccably tidy disposal of a corpse. As well as the surprising story of a rope with a mind of its own starred by Curd Jurgens, Dawn Addams, including nice special effects. . Each story harbours an ingeniously creepy and ghoulish conceit and at the end each tale takes place a grand guignol climax. The great cast is pretty good, giving nice performances , though Edward Judd, Demholm Elliott, Anna Massey have a few lines.. Most stories previously appeared in American comic books as Tales of Crypt from EC comics as well as in The haunt of fear. Colorful , adequate cinematograhy , shot at Shepperton studios . It was compellingly accompanied by a thrilling and suspenseful musical score .
The motion picture was professionally directed by the British horrormeister Roy Ward Baker, though another terror specialist director, Freddie Francis, was the original choice to shot. Here Baker emphasising the frightening, dramatic and suspenseful possibilities. Roy directed a great number of films. Deemed to be a terror expert, as proved in The monster club, Mask of death, And now the screaming starts, The legend of the 7 gold vampires, Asylum, Dr Jekill and his sister Hyde, The scars of Dracula, The vampire lovers, The anniversary. Roy Baker also directed some Hollywood fims such as Inferno, House in the square, A night to remember, Don't bother to knock, and Night with sleep. Rating : acceptable and passable. 6/10. Worthwhile watching.
- Dec 2, 2018