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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…
It's kind of surprising that I hadn't actually seen this movie before, but it's mostly been due to a number of missed connections, so to speak, that I hadn't.
I've been semi-actively seeking out Amicus pictures for a while due to increased praise for the production house lately (in what seems to be some kind of pseudo Hammer backlash?), but it took me a while to get to the title that is perhaps most associated with them.
Now having seen the movie, I suspect a lot of that association just comes from the evocative title. The movie is another of Amicus's renowned portmanteau (i.e., anthology) movies, and, like several of their other such films, is written by Robert Bloch. It…
This is a fun classic horror film... 4 creepy stories about the occupants of the house. Worth watching for fans of classic horror.
Segment 1 "Method for Murder" - A writer rents the house as inspiration for his new horror book. He invents his main murderous character but things become all to real.
Segment 2 "Waxworks" - A man named Philip Grayson (Peter Cushing) rents the house. An old friend comes to visit and the two men become obsessed with a beautiful wax figure that reminds them all to much of the woman they were fighting over years before.
Segment 3 "Sweets to the Sweet" - John Reid (Christopher Lee) and his daughter rent the home. Reid seems overly protective…
Like other Amicus anthologies, starting with Dr. Terror's House of Horrors, this one was inevitably ingrained in my subconscious since childhood. However, and unlike, for instance, Dr. Terror itself, which I've rewatched fairly recently, The House That Dripped Blood possesses a sense of horror and of the workings of the gothic genre in general that makes it a rather inspiring viewing to this day.
Written by the master novelist Robert Bloch, the narrative still has its highlight in a single episode which I personally prefer far above the others --I love the Christopher Lee one about the art critic in Dr. Terror--, but I will come back to it in a minute. The plot framework concerns a properly isolated and…
Not my favorite Amicus anthology picture, but it does have a great bit part from Ingrid Pitt.
A very typical Amicus offering, which means it's well worth your time. All the segments are fun and they're tied together with a neat little bow.
Best Segment: "Method For Murder"
Worst Segment: It pains me to say this about anything with Peter Cushing, but "Waxworks" is ultimately forgettable.
Antología de cuentos de terror, esta vez con el sabor de la Hammer de los 70s con sus clásicos actores y temáticas.....altamente disfrutable..........pero nada original, si gustas de este tipo de cine no tendrás ninguna sorpresa en esta cinta.
I'm generally fond of the Amicus (and other British) horror anthologies of the 60s/70s, and actually thought I'd seen them all. I was mistaken, but not in any regretful way. This is really the least-interesting and low-key of the whole bunch, as far as I can tell. Slow and feeling much longer than its actual running time. 4 stories, all of them predictable and plodding, even if it's always good to see many of the actors involved.
Although none of the stories in this anthology horror movie are actually great, this is an enjoyable watch thanks to the cast of ever-dependable stars (Cushing, Lee, Denoholm Elliott, Joss Ackland, John Pertwee, etc) and the perverse pleasure of most of the punchlines. Amicus did many of these films, of course, and most of them are worth your time.
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