Horrors of the Black Museum (1959)
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as Edmond Bancroft
as Angela Banks
as Joan Berkley
as Superintendent Graham
as Dr. Ballan
as Inspector Lodge
as Commissioner Wayne
as Tom Rivers
as Fun Fair Barker
as Woman In Hall
as Woman in Hall
as Hypnotized Woman
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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.
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.
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.
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