Tales That Witness Madness (1973)
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Critic Reviews for Tales That Witness Madness
It's all very unsatisfying, and baffling to think that this was a big enough project to attract Ms. Novak.
Audience Reviews for Tales That Witness Madness
There is no wonder why this is in set collections with Tales From the Crypt, it is just like the set-up of the ghoulish stories in Crypt except with Donald Pleasence in a psych ward going from each seemingly insane patient retelling each of their stories. The stories are just awesome, it ranges from a kid with his imaginary killer "friend" to a Hawaiian party from hell. What I love is that while Pleasence begins their stories the subjects of them seem to be in absolute shell shock murmuring some wort of madness to themselves as he begins each tale.
4 out of 5, it's campy but satisfying as all hell.
While not an Amicus film, Tales that Witness Madness feels like the Amicus portmanteau or omnibus films of the era; however, it is way better than most of them. Amicus and Hammer veteran Freddie Francis helms this anthology horror film that succeeds because it has genuinely weird (if not really scary) stories. Featuring Donald Pleasance, Joan Collins, and Kim Novak, Tales that Witness Madness stands out as one of the better British omnibus horror films of the seventies.
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