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Dr. Terror's House of Horror - Widescreen Edition

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Certificate: PG
Running Time: 93 Mins
Retail Price: £12.99
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Content Type: Movie

Dr Terror (Peter Cushing - Star Wars) is a mysterious fortune teller who boards a train and offers to tell five fellow passengers their fortune with tarot cards. Five possible futures unfold: an architect returns to his ancestral home to find a werewolf out for revenge; a huge flesh-eating vine takes over a house; a musician gets involved with voodoo; an art critic is pursued by a disembodied hand and a doctor discovers his new wife is a vampire. But they all end in the same result..DEATH. A fascinating and fast paced example of portmanteau filmmaking with a deadly twist in the tale. This clever horror omnibus is one of the better early anthologies from Amicus Productions, thanks to Freddie Francis' stylish direction and a tongue-in-cheek approach from writer Milton Subotsky (who would later apply the same sardonic treatment to the EC Comics-based productions ASYLUM and THE HOUSE THAT DRIPPED BLOOD). The framing story is set in a train car, where five passengers have their fortunes told by the all-seeing Dr. Schreck (Peter Cushing), who refers to his ominous tarot deck as his 'House of Horrors'. Their respective stories involve all manner of occult happenings: a jazz musician's involvement with a voodoo curse; an estate haunted by a werewolf; a doctor (Donald Sutherland) who suspects that his wife has become a vampire; a cottage besieged by a monster kudzu vine; and the most entertaining segment, in which arrogant art critic Christopher Lee is avidly pursued by a snubbed artist's severed hand. In the end, it doesn't take a jaded horror buff to deduce Schreck's true identity or the ultimate destination of the train passengers, but it's a fun ride nonetheless.

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Widescreen 2.35:1

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Directed By:
Freddie Francis

Written By:

Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Max Adrian, Ann Bell, Michael Gough, Jennifer Jayne, Neil McCallum, Bernard Lee, Roy Castle, Alan Freeman, Peter Madden, Kenny Lynch, Jeremy Kemp, Donald Sutherland

Music From:
Elizabeth Lutyens

Director of Photography:
Alan Hume

Thelma Connell

Max Rosenberg
Milton Subotsky

Odeon Entertainment

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