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The House That Dripped Blood
Vampires! Voodoo! Vixens! Victims!
A Scotland Yard investigator looks into four mysterious cases involving an unoccupied house.
Peter Duffell's "The House That Dripped Blood" is an atmospheric and engaging anthology of horror tales. The Amicus production connects four twisty and dark stories of murder and madness in an entertainingly haunting collection. With its ideal cast and slow-burn thrills, the film offers a spooky, good time.
Linked by a Scotland Yard investigation into a notorious house, the film weaves its chapters together close to seamlessly. Built around a harried author, a wax museum, a worried father, and a methodical method actor, the chapters are chilling, compelling, and injected with a mild yet devilish sense of humor. Each makes a solid contribution to the overall piece.
Duffell's execution of the material is colorful, lively, and visually appealing. His shot…
That's what's wrong with the present day horror films. 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.
The time honored horror anthology! While this isn't the best I've ever seen, it does standout as it bypasses what most anthologies have a problem with and that's keeping a good tone and quality throughout.
To be fair it does cheat this a little compared to others as not only is it all directed by the same man, Peter Duffell, but it's connected by the fact that it all takes place in the same house almost creating a long narrative throughout.…
A really solid & really BRITISH horror anthology from the classic Amicus Productions. House That Dripped Blood is top shelf Amicus style with it being very groovy 70s macabre, & slightly stuffy and always with those "WHAT ABOUT YOU!?!" ending speeches. so classy classic. Pop up appearances from old friends & legends like Peter Cushing & Christopher Lee never hurt either.
A horror anthology that almost feels limited by its format. Each story is one I wouldn't mind seeing fleshed out much further. But as they are, they're very entertaining, and often unpredictable. The wraparound story is clever, too.
Headlining with Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Denholm Elliott, Jon Pertwee and Ingrid Pitt, HammerHorror competitors, Rosenberg and Subotsky's Amicus presentation of The House That Dripped Blood, written by Robert Bloch and directed by Peter Duffell should have everything going for it...
Being the Kings of anthology horror, Amicus cunningly set this one up with a wraparound story of a missing movie star. Detective Inspector Holloway is on the case, and after visiting then house where said movie star last lived, he's presented with a file on the strange things that have happened in that house... segueway into the first story.
Four tales of suspense and death with last moment twists to them, all connected to The House That Dripped Blood!…
I always enjoy some horror anthology films and Amicus made quite a few, always with a quality cast and a decent mix of short stories. The framing story is a police detective investigating something at a house and the local sergeant gives him files of other strange happenings at that house, each file leading to the different tales.
Unfortunately the tales in the film are not as good as those in other stories. We get a fairly predictable psychological horror first then a baffling and nonsensical supernatural mystery that is not helped by Peter Cushing and Joss Ackland acting like they are in a much better story
The next segments is an improvement with Christopher Lee and Nyree Dawn Porter…
Fun vignette-concept, lots of good acting, psychological twistiness.
In The House that Dripped Blood, fine performances from some of Hammer Horror's greatest talent and eerie production design aren't enough to salvage an uneven anthology script.
Dr. Marcus Brody wears a sweet cream cardigan and pink shirt combo that would make Andy Warhol jealous.
Not much in the way of scares. There's some stained glass windows that clash with forest green wallpaper, which is the most horrifying thing in the movie.
I usually dig these old horror anthology films, and of course it's ALWAYS awesome to see Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee and Ingrid Pitt, but I just found this one to be mostly boring. The framing device of having all four stories in the same house is ultimately meaningless (there's some talk about the house itself being cursed and causing the events, but nothing we see lends any credence to that), and the pacing is just a little too relaxed in the first two stories. Things get a little better with the third story, in which Lee hires a nanny to take care of his mysterious young daughter - this one has a decent twist, and is probably the most effective…
OK I have to finally admit it to myself: I just don't like either anthology films or this kind of campy British horror. Despite the brilliant cast this was pretty creaky.
The House That Dripped Blood is an excellent horror anthology film. It's comprised of four stories revolving around one house, though the house really isn't the centerpiece. It just serves as a place where devilry things occur.
The House That Dripped Blood is a kin to Bava's Black Sabbath, where atmosphere is half the delight. It also boasts the acting duo of Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee. The film dabbles with vampires, haunted houses, witchcraft, and even a creepy wax museum.
Personally I love a good horror anthology when done right. This one is.
Moderately entertaining, but not quite scary, this anthology of horror tales (penned by Psycho scribe Robert Bloch) coasts by on the predictable comforts a well-executed genre film can provide. It's slightly goofy from time to time, but that's half of its (limited) charm. None of the segments especially stands out here, which is something of a bummer. After all, a mediocre movie like Trilogy of Terror can become a classic due to one superb episode.
One of the better horror anthologies that Amicus films made during the 70's, thanks to some extremely atmospheric direction and a tight script from horror scribe Robert Bloch. Although it's funny that there's no actual blood spilled in a film called The House That Dripped Blood. And that's the main problem with the film...it's just not scary. A lot of the stories, while sometimes creepy, come off as campy and silly. Still, despite the lack of horror it remains an entertaining film thanks to the stellar cast (Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Jon Pertwee, Denholm Elliott), some spooky atmosphere and the fact none of the stories outstay their welcome. Recommended for fans of campy 70's horror.
All the films mentioned by name in Kim Newman's definitive encyclopedia of horror films, Nightmare Movies. Well worth a read.…
UPDATE 10/16/2015: L.A. 2017 seems to be the latest title in the list to go down. It's a feature-length episode…