Dr. Terror's House of Horrors

1965

Freddie Francis
Director
Amicus
Production Company

A group of rail travelers have their fortunes told by the mysterious Dr. Scheck (aka Dr. Terror).

Werewolf: Architect McCallum travels to his ancestral home in Scotland to do some renovations, revealing a dark secret. The worst segment, listless and predictable.

Creeping Vine: A family is menaced by a homicidal plant. A very weak riff on Day of the Triffids.

Voodoo: Jazz musician Clark finds the gods of voodoo don't appreciate plagiarism. A minor episode, saved by some great jazz and a sense of humor lacking in the other segments. Still, one wonders about the British obsession with voodoo in the Sixties.

Disembodied Hand: Snooty art critic Lee harasses abstract artist Gough literally ot death, but finds that artists get the final word. The standout segment of the film, thanks to the verbal fireworks between the leads, and a genuinely nasty and fitting ending.

Vampire: Bob's new wife has a secret. Or does she? What seems obvious is confounded by am acidly amusing ending, perhaps a lesson on how to eliminate competition? Sutherland is great in his first big role.

Amicus' first omnibus film, inspired by Dead of Night, and which inspired several similar films from the same studio. The ending is a bit obvious, but at the same time still has a resonance after all these years.

Thanks to philly for identfying some unknowns!

-Dave W.


Dr. Terror's House of Horrors
23rd February 1965
Cinema



98 mins
2.35:1

Dr. Terror's House of Horrors
28th February 1965
Cinema



98 mins
2.35:1



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Christopher Lee
Franklyn Marsh
("Disembodied Hand")
Christopher Lee
Franklyn Marsh
("Disembodied Hand")
Christopher Lee
Franklyn Marsh
("Disembodied Hand")
Max Adrian
Dr. Blake
("Vampire")
Max Adrian
Dr. Blake
("Vampire")
Max Adrian
Dr. Blake
("Vampire")
Ann Bell
Ann Rogers
("Creeping Vine")
Ann Bell
Ann Rogers
("Creeping Vine")
Michael Gough
Eric Landor
("Disembodied Hand")
Michael Gough
Eric Landor
("Disembodied Hand")
Jennifer Jayne
Nicolle Carroll
("Vampire")
Jennifer Jayne
Nicolle Carroll
("Vampire")
Neil McCallum
Jim Dawson
("Werewolf")
Neil McCallum
Jim Dawson
("Werewolf")
Bernard Lee
Hopkins
("Creeping Vine")
Roy Castle
Biff Bailey
("Voodoo")
Roy Castle
Biff Bailey
("Voodoo")
Peter Cushing
Dr. Sandor Schreck
("Dr. Terror")
Alan Freeman
Bill Rogers
("Creeping Vine")
Peter Madden
Caleb
("Werewolf")
Kenny Lynch
Sammy Coin
("Voodoo")
Jeremy Kemp
Jerry Drake
("Creeping Vine")
Donald Sutherland
Dr. Bob Carroll
("Vampire")
Donald Sutherland
Dr. Bob Carroll
("Vampire")
Harold Lang
Roy Shine
("Voodoo")
Ursula Howells
Deirdre Biddulph
("Werewolf")
Christopher Carlos
Vrim
("Voodoo")
Katy Wild
Valda
("Werewolf")
Edward Underdown
Tod Callaghan
("Werewolf")
Phoebe Nicholls
Carol Rogers
(as Sarah Nicholls)
("Creeping Vine")
Isla Blair
Gallery Owner
("Disembodied Hand")
Al Mulock
Detective
("Vampire")
Judy Cornwell
Nurse
("Disembodied Hand")
Hedger Wallace
Surgeon
("Disembodied Hand")
Laurie Leigh
Dr. Blake's Nurse
("Vampire")
Brian Hawkins
George
("Disembodied Hand")
John Martin
Second Male Friend
("Disembodied Hand")
Faith Kent
Lady in Art Gallery
("Disembodied Hand")
Kenneth Kove
Third Male Friend
("Disembodied Hand")
Frank Forsyth
Toastmaster
("Disembodied Hand")
Walter Sparrow
Second Ambulance Man
("Disembodied Hand")
Frank Barry
Johnny Ellis
("Vampire")
Irene Richmond
Mrs. Ellis
("Vampire")
Thomas Baptiste
Dambala
("Voodoo")
Valerie St. Clair
Cigarette Girl
("Voodoo")
Russ Henderson Steel Band
Themselves
("Voodoo")
The Tubby Hayes Quintet
Biff Bailey's Band
("Voodoo")
Unknown Male 52
Ticket Taker
("Prologue")
George Mossman
Pony and Trap Driver
("Werewolf")
Percy Edwards
Voice: Rusty
("Creeping Vine")
Tubby Hayes
Himself
("Voodoo")
Freddie Logan
Himself
("Voodoo")
Jimmy Deuchar
Himself
("Voodoo")
Allen Ganley
Himself
("Voodoo")
Gordon Beck
Himself
("Voodoo")
Ken Hutchins
Jamaica Club Patron
Unknown Male 108
Jamaica Club Patron
("Voodoo")
Dan Darnelli
Jamaica Club Patron
("Voodoo")
Paul Beradi
Jamaica Club Patron
("Voodoo")
Paul Phillips
Jamaica Club Patron
("Voodoo")
Russ Henderson
Himself
("Voodoo")
Boscoe Holder
Choreographer / Main Voodoo Dancer
("Voodoo")
Roy Stewart
Voodoo Guard
("Voodoo")
Tony Castleton
Joo Joo Club Patron
("Voodoo")
Michael Dempsey
Joo Joo Club Patron
("Voodoo")
Unknown Male 105
Joo Joo Club Waiter
("Voodoo")
Rodney Cardiff
Joo Joo Club Patron
("Voodoo")
Caron Gardner
Joo Joo Club Patron
("Voodoo")
Paddy Smith
Joo Joo Club Headwaiter
("Voodoo")
Louis Matto
Joo Joo Club Waiter
("Voodoo")
Ron Blackman
Passerby Asking for Cigarette
("Voodoo")
Unknown 5333-01
Taxi Driver
("Voodoo")
(Max Rosenberg?)
Unknown 5333-01
American in Taxi
("Voodoo")
(Milton Subotsky?)
Richard Nellor
Art Gallery Patron
("Disembodied Hand")
Vernon Duke
Art Gallery Patron
("Disembodied Hand")
Fred Peck
Art Gallery Patron
("Disembodied Hand")
John Preston
Art Gallery Patron
("Disembodied Hand")
Alicia Armstrong
Art Gallery Patron
("Disembodied Hand")
Unknown Male 70
Art Gallery Patron
("Disembodied Hand")
Bess Rogers
Art Gallery Patron
("Disembodied Hand")
Ian Selby
Art Gallery Patron
("Disembodied Hand")
Unknown Male 84
Art Gallery Patron
("Disembodied Hand")
Tony Mendleson
Art Gallery Patron
("Disembodied Hand")
Pauline Chamberlain
Art Gallery Patron
("Disembodied Hand")
Bunny Seaman
Banquet Guest
("Disembodied Hand")
Philip Webb
Banquet Guest
("Disembodied Hand")
John More
Banquet Guest
("Disembodied Hand")
Unknown Male 34
Banquet Guest
("Disembodied Hand")
Unknown Male 8
Banquet Guest
("Disembodied Hand")
Hubert Hill
Banquet Guest
("Disembodied Hand")
Charlie Bird
Detective at Crash Scene
("Disembodied Hand")
John Adams
First Ambulance Man
("Disembodied Hand")
Sidney Gross
Policeman
("Vampire")
Nicola White

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