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Super Reviewer
½ December 31, 2012
I'm a sucker for these Amicus portmanteau films and this is one the good ones. The stories with Elliot and Cushing are chilling and the Pertree vampire one is just plain silly. No story outstays it's welcome and they're nicely scripted by 'Psycho' writer Bloch (who also scripted the excellent 'Asylum' for Amicus too). A fun collection of horror stories.
September 25, 2012
Classic British horror anthology. The first story in particular is VERY creepy. Watch this one with the kids - it's only a PG ;)
April 24, 2012
From Amicus Productions, who made horror films such as I, Monster (1971) and The Beast Must Die (1974), this is an anthology horror that was written by Psycho author Robert Bloch, it's very effective and it ranges from very creepy to rather cruel to unintentionally hilarious, all set around one setting. Inspector Holloway (John Bennett) from Scotland Yard has been sent to a country house to investigate the disappearance of film star Paul Henderson (Jon Pertwee). Holloway hears 4 stories from local Police Sergeant Martin (John Malcolm) and estate agent A.J. Stoker (John Bryans). He hears about how horror writer Charles Hillyer (Denholm Elliot) whose creation seems to have come to life and is plaguing him, then there's friends Philip Grayson (Peter Cushing) and Neville Rogers (Joss Ackland) who become obsessed with a waxwork. There's the story of strict father John Reid (Christopher Lee) who gets more than he bargained for from his neglected, unhappy daughter Jane (Chloe Franks), and then the tale of when Paul Henderson bought a vampire's cloak from Theo von Hartmann (Geoffrey Bayldon). It's actually a good horror film that goes from psychological to physical horror from story to story. It has a good ensemble at it's centre, and it's great fun. Jon Pertwee manages to steal the film from everyone else, God knows how, but it's a horror film that manages to hold your attention and all the stories and it's wraparound manage to work as well.
March 10, 2012
Saved by the Pertwee tale in all honesty. But that man brightened up the screen in Thespian loveliness.
½ March 3, 2012
A lot of fun/thrills and thoroughly recommended. The cast is outstanding. Lee is currently making Dark Shadows and is now 90 years old!
February 22, 2012
It's your typical amicus anthology. Four short stories Moulded into one film. A strong cast get the best out of some weak stories.
February 14, 2012
Actually, a fun little flick and a nice throwback.
½ January 28, 2012
From the days before the majority of horror films were just blood, tits & swearing. First half is great, second half doesn't quite live up to the early standard it set.
July 30, 2011
Another great Amicus film; although my favourite is still From Beyond The Grave. A nice mix of stories here - and a brilliant cast, as ever.
½ July 8, 2011
Not as captivating as "Asylum" which is also an Amicus film. Characters weren't that interesting in THTDB. I did like the twist in the first story though. Definitely check this film out if you are a horror fan and enjoy movies with different stories in them. You won't regret it.
March 19, 2011
EXCELLENT PORTMANTEAU HORROR FROM AMICUS.
½ February 16, 2011
a good horror anthology with some creepy stories, shame they don't make many horrors with different tales anymore.
Super Reviewer
½ December 20, 2010
A pretty good anthology horror film with good actors and interesting stories, I especially liked the vampire one. Some stories are better than others, but overall it's a pretty good movie.
December 7, 2010
At times good but not consistently good.
December 4, 2010
Marvelous British horror-anthology movie, with a stellar cast, including horror icons Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee (However in different stories-) and produced by Amicus, one of Hammer Studios' competitors. Pretty much a lighter and tamer version of their very similar films, "Tales From the Crypt" and "The Vault of Horror", with the final story in particular, being the most enjoyable--a comedically high-camp account of what happens to a hammy horror actor ("Doctor Who"'s Jon Pertwee-) after he buys and wears a cape worn by an actual vampire (You can probably fill in the rest!)
October 23, 2010
Clasica de la extinta casa productora Amicus, que no decepciona. Bastante divertida y entretenida
October 11, 2010
Damn good fun!!! Amicus Anthology that is right near the best of it's type. Peter Cushing? Check! Christopher Lee? Check! Jon Pertwee? Check! Denholm Elliot? Check! Ingrid Pitt? Check! Ingrid Pitt's Boobs? Check! Stop reading this and watch this now...
½ October 10, 2010
Another anthology from Amicus, this one is pretty much par for the course. Not every segment fires on all cylinders, but the cast is great and there's atmosphere to spare.
October 10, 2010
The only good thing about this was seeing some of the old actors that made horror in the 60s and 70s so great, but other than that The House That Dripped Blood was quite forgettable. The anthology thing has been done many times before with much greater success and with much more horror.
August 7, 2010
Not bad series of shorts is interesting mainly because of the stars.
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