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Horror Anthology at its Best,
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This review is from: Doctor Terror's House Of Horrors  [DVD] (DVD)
Although there are many good horror anthologies on the market, this Amicus production is definately one of the best. The story consists of 5 strangers having their fortunes told on a train, by 'Dr Terror' (Peter Cushing).
The 5 segments/stories (all very different from one another) are all enjoyable to watch, although some are stronger than others. In my opinion the masterpiece is the 'disembodied hand' segment starring 'Christopher Lee' as an art critic. However, the concluding scene has to be the most memorable.
The atmospheric sets and props greatly emphasise the horror genre and the camera movement/angles, colour effect, music and other stylistic elements create a lot of suspense.
The film is also quite comical in parts, especially in the 'Voodoo' segment with Roy Castle, allowing some comic relief to the film.
The picture quality of the dvd is fantasitc and there are some good special features, including 2 commentaries (one of which is superb for fans of this genre).
If you are looking for a good old fashioned horror film (with a good strong cast), then I can highly recommend 'Dr Terrors House of Horrors'.
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Initial post: 14 Oct 2011 10:45:29 BDT
Mr. C. A. Goddard says:
No commentaries on the version I just received ! And it is the one printed above I received.
In reply to an earlier post on 9 Nov 2011 19:21:34 GMT
Bevan Shortridge says:
The review is from a different version of the DVD release but shows under this product, which is unfortunate.
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