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The House That Dripped Blood

  • Film

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).
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Release Details

  • Duration:102 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Peter Duffell
  • Screenwriter:Robert Bloch
  • Cast:
    • 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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