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Horrors of the Black Museum (1959)

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Seeking the right note of verisimilitude for his upcoming novel, a blocked mystery writer decides to hypnotize his assistant into becoming a deformed killer so that he can witness the deaths first-hand. A number of creative deaths follow in this bloody thriller.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Classics , Drama , Horror
Directed By:
Written By:
In Theaters:
 wide
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Runtime:
Studio:
Cheezy Flicks Entertainment

Cast

Michael Gough
as Edmond Bancroft
Shirley Ann Field
as Angela Banks
June Cunningham
as Joan Berkley
Geoffrey Keen
as Superintendent Graham
Gerald Anderson
as Dr. Ballan
John Warwick
as Inspector Lodge
Austin Trevor
as Commissioner Wayne
Howard Greene
as Tom Rivers
Stuart Saunders
as Fun Fair Barker
Hilda Barry
as Woman In Hall
Nora Gordon
as Woman in Hall
Maya Koumani
as Hypnotized Woman
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Critic Reviews for Horrors of the Black Museum

All Critics (3)

A film that goes in more for shock than horror.

December 7, 2003
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

"This one is a must see for horror film fans."

Full Review… | April 10, 2003
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Audience Reviews for Horrors of the Black Museum

Hmm, not sure what to make of this film! The opening scene with the binoculars is certainly effective but nothing after that really reaches those ghoulish heights. To say the acting is a bit ropey from a lot of the cast is an understatement and Shirley Ann Field is definitely responsible for most of it. The premise for the film is a good one but the script and acting make the whole thing laughable by the end. Gough is OTT but in a good way but this is more of a comedy now than a horror.

David Sayers
David Sayers

Super Reviewer

Horrors of the Black Museum is an entertaining piece of late-50s, British, horror cinema. The film concerns a serial killer who uses a variety of fiendish murder devices from his "Black Museum" to ignite a rampant murder spree in London. Unfortunately, Horrors of the Black Museum never feels like anything more than a bad Herschel Gordon Lewis film--bad because it never features the brutal amount of gore and unintentional humor that makes Gordon worth watching.

Al Miller
Al Miller
½

Haha, this was awesome. Gotta love they did "scary" movies back in the late 50's, early 60's. How simple the story and very simple the "effects", but it did the trick. Always keep in mind that the person showing the most interest in crimes is one who might have a hand in them. I enjoyed this one very much, but I truly love the old movies.

Simone S
Simone S

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