The House That Dripped Blood
Directed by Peter Duffell
An inspector learns the horrible ways four owners of a secluded old home perished in this classic Amicus horror anthology written by Robert Bloch (PSYCHO). The first tale involves a horror writer who freaks out when the mad strangler he’s writing about appears outside his window. The second story stars Peter Cushing as a retiree drawn to a female statue in a creepy old wax museum. A girl and her dolly are the focus of tale three, which stars horror icon Christopher Lee, while vampire vixen Ingrid Pitt lends her talents to the fanged finale. Ready to enter THE HOUSE?
An inspector learns the horrible ways four owners of a secluded old home perished.
Cast: John Bennett, Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Jon Pertwee
Beautifully photographed, patiently paced and perfectly performed example of the old anthology form, complete with a bit of camp comedy thrown in at the end. Not necessarily 'scary,' but exactly as advertised.
One of my favourite all time horror anthologies.
A classic of the horror genre - it's fifty years old so by modern standards slow paced and most of the effects have not aged well, but what carries this film is the strength of the acting and the characters portrayed by the legends that are Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing and Jon Pertwee. The individual stories strike the right balance between not taking themselves too seriously but not devolving into pure comedy. If you're looking for a movie that will scare you, this isn't it. But for sheer entertainment value it's A+.
Great Amicus classic horror. 4 Skulls
Excellent. Love these old movies.