The House That Dripped Blood
Vampires! Voodoo! Vixens! Victims!
A Scotland Yard investigator looks into four mysterious cases involving an unoccupied house.
The 3rd horror anthology film produced by Amicus Productions was scripted by “Psycho”-scribe Robert Bloch, adapted from his own short stories. As is often the case with anthology films, the stories are a mixed bag. The opening story with Elliott has multiple twists that keep you guessing, and many will like the Pertwee segment, although the humour in it wasn’t really my taste. The Cushing segment is the weakest of the lot, and Lee’s segment while enjoyable, is also utterly predictable. The wrap-around story is really pretty tenuous as well … a pretty naked ploy to tie together a series of obviously unrelated stories
These kinds of weaknesses are endemic to the horror anthology genre though and are really part…
Another amiable Amicus anthology
"That's what's wrong with the present day horrorfilms. There's no realism. Not like the old ones, the great ones. Frankenstein. Phantom of the Opera. Dracula - the one with Bela Lugosi of course, not this new fellow."
A 1970 British horror anthology film directed by Peter Duffell and distributed by Amicus Productions. It stars Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Nyree Dawn Porter, Denholm Elliott, and Jon Pertwee. The film is a collection of four short stories, all originally written and subsequently scripted by Robert Bloch, linked by the protagonist of each story's association with the eponymous building. The film carries the tagline "TERROR waits for you in every room in The House That Dripped Blood."
Another Bloch-scripted Amicus anthology that doesn’t quite live up to the others. The best story here is the one with Cushing, who finds his way into a wax museum and ends up as seen on the poster. It’s creepy and well shot by Freddie Francis; unfortunately the others are more along the lines of the supernatural twists of Torture Garden.