The House That Dripped Blood

The House That Dripped Blood ★★★

Surprisingly enjoyable! I suppose when you take a Robert Bloch script and mix in an array of very competent British actors, you get something worth watching. Christopher Lee called director Peter Duffell Britain's "most under-rated director," and based on this movie, perhaps so.

The four stories have some good chills and lots of dark humour. Denholm Elliott stands out, if I had to pick one of the leads. Duffell has a nice sense of how to put something creepy in the background or the edge of the shot. It all settles in for a nice couple of hours of very British horror.

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Prompt(s): an Amicus movie; a Peter Cushing movie

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