What a Carve Up

  • Film
  • Comedy
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Frank King and Leonard Hines' story The Ghoul has twice served as a straight shocker (once with Boris Karloff in 1933), but here it's treated as a spoof (co-written by Ray Cooney) with pals James and Connor knee-deep in horror-flick clich├ęs (thunderstorms, mad relatives, Donald Pleasence) as they get caught in a a series of slayings at ye olde dark house, Blackshaw Towers on the Yorkshire moors. Fluff and nonsense, of course, but competently acted and directed. With appeal for fans of Carry On Screaming (and Jonathan Coe's 1994 novel What a Carve Up!).

Release details

Duration: 88 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Pat Jackson
Screenwriter: Ray Cooney, Tony Hilton
Cast: Sidney James
Kenneth Connor
Shirley Eaton
Dennis Price
Donald Pleasence
Esma Cannon
Michael Gough
Adam Faith
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