The Oblong Box (Dance, Mephisto) (1969)
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as Dr. Neuharit
as Sir Edward Markham
as Samuel Trench
as Mark Norton
as Tom Hackett
as Joshua Kemp
as Sally Baxter
Critic Reviews for The Oblong Box (Dance, Mephisto)
Eerie Price programmer.
Dreadful, slow, boring beyond words.
The Oblong Box is a lot more fun than I expected it to be, and it's certainly worth a look if you're a horror fan grown weary of the same old thing.
Audience Reviews for The Oblong Box (Dance, Mephisto)
Finally a movie with both Vincent Price and Christopher Lee! If that doesn't make you want to see this movie, what will? It's a great revenge story too, and a creepy horror movie. I loved it, and I highly recommend it.
A Hammeresque Poe adaptation that stars Vincent Price and also features Christopher Lee in a smaller role. The Oblong Box has absolutely nothing to do with Poe's story other than both feature a coffin. The Oblong Box makes Roger Corman's Poe films look like perfectly faithful Poe adaptations. Still, The Oblong Box maintains a certain Poe feel and plays like a decent but not great Hammer film. Voodoo rituals, a masked killer offing prostitutes, mistaken identity, premature burial, etc. all play a role in this ultimately forgettable but still thoroughly entertaining piece of late 60s b-level horror.
An entertaining enough product of its time. A perfect movie for the situations under which I saw it: as a late late night feature, with its lavish Gothic setting, over-the-top acting, and cheap gore effects.
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