The House That Dripped Blood

Film, Horror

Time Out says

Third in the Amicus portmanteau horror series, incorporating four stories by Robert Bloch and marking Duffell's highly promising debut as a director. Three of the episodes are rough-and-ready but vigorous Grand Guignol fun, involving Elliott as a novelist confronted by the mad strangler created for his latest yarn; Cushing as a retired stockbroker whose head lands up in the hands of a waxworks Salome, image of his long-lost love; and Pertwee (it should have been Vincent Price) as a veteran star of horror movies who finds himself inexplicably in the grip of a vampiric urge. The fourth is something else again, a marvellous mood piece of chilling intensity about a lonely, angelic child (the remarkable Chloë Franks) who compensates rather nastily - with wax image and pins - for the neglect to which she has been condemned, not without cause, by her widowed father (Lee).

By: TM


Release details

102 mins

Cast and crew

Peter Duffell
Robert Bloch
Denholm Elliott
Peter Cushing
Christopher Lee
Jon Pertwee
Joanna Dunham
Joss Ackland
Chloë Franks
Nyree Dawn Porter
Ingrid Pitt
John Bennett
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