The House of the Long Shadows

  • Film
  • Horror films
A jumble of dark house clichés (loosely based on that old standby, Seven Keys to Baldpate) which stacks up the zzzzz for a good hour before even admitting it's a spoof. Thereafter, two gags for Price, the unavoidable sad ghoulishness of Carradine's mere presence, and a Christopher Lee so wooden that it's hard to tell if he's in a coffin or not. Only Cushing retains any dignity, even coming up with a fresh characterisation - a lisping, drunken rendition of the Upper Class Twit at 70 - that might turn Michael Palin green. The rest is vacuum: bus-ticket script, the usual faceless juvenile support, and bathchair direction.

Release details

Duration: 101 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Pete Walker
Screenwriter: Michael Armstrong
Cast: Christopher Lee
John Carradine
Richard Todd
Desi Arnaz Jr
Sheila Keith
Vincent Price
Peter Cushing
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Ken

A brilliant reuniting of the all-time three greatest horror actors.

Ken

A brilliant reuniting of the all-time three greatest horror actors.