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on 7 January 2015
This Was An Amazing Movie That Bought All The Horror Together including A Creepy Desserted House where Five suspects in each story get the nightmares of their lives. Denholm Elliott plays a Horror novellest, Peter Cushing plays a retired Stoke Broker, Christopher Lee is A Stern father who treats his daughter horribly that she kills him using voodoo, & Jon Pertwee is a Film Actor Who Buys A Cloak From An Antiques Store which transforms him into a Vampire. Also Stars Ingrid Pitt.
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on 14 February 2018
Got this recently excellent condition for being second hand. Great film from Amicus stable of Horror films. Wonderful cast. Love the storytelling of Amicus several Horror stories for the price of one! Would highly recommend this DVD. My sister has had this DVD for years and kept on at me to buy it. So glad I eventually purchased it. Got it for a good price too.
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on 23 April 2015
looks good from amicus productions like anthology films goes with the rest i have in collection great service many thanks.
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on 20 September 2014
Classic old horror four stories ,stars the old horror greats,great film
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on 27 December 2014
Great Amicus film
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on 4 November 2003
Don't be misled by the sensational title (or awful DVD cover art); this is a very bloodless portmanteau horror movie from Amicus studios, but is none the worse for that. The silly title was at the insistance of the films producers, and very much against the wishes of the director Peter Duffel. Indeed the BBFC initially gave this film an 'A' certificate but the distributors insisted on an 'X' fearing that such a mild certification would be the proverbial (vampire's?) kiss of death at the box office.
This is probably the best of the Amicus horror movies, thanks to imaginative direction (Peter Duffel would later make the superb 'Caught on a Train' for the BBC, written by Stephen Poliakoff) and a bevvy of thespian talent. As usual the quality of the tales varies (the first being the weakest, the last being the most entertaining) and the linking story is a little weak.
The DVD itself is good; print quality is acceptable (a few nicks and scratches here and there) but pretty good for a film of this age and type. The extras include a featurette and an above-average commentary from the director. Recommended to these who like their horror films from the 70s with imagination rather than lashings of grue.
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VINE VOICEon 16 November 2007
Many big names in this classic British horror from 1970. A total of four short stories in all, with some great twists - the story entitled: 'Sweets To The Sweet' being by far the best, starring Chloe Franks (a brilliant and captivating child star from the period) and Nyree Dawn Porter. In another, we have big names such as a young and attractive Denholm Elliott inventing a fictional character for his new book, that turns out to be real in the guise of 'Dominic' - the maniacal strangler (he actually turns out to be the classic actor Tom Adams - and quite dishy too!)

This seems to have been 're-mastered' though the sound quality is not at its best in places. There is also a very interesting bonus 'featurette' with contributions from a rare appearance of Chloe Franks and Geoffrey Bayldon.
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on 8 September 2007
Don't be put off by the rather arch title (the director wanted to call it 'Death and the Maiden')...this isn't actually about a house that drips blood. There was an episode of Hammer House of Horror much, much later about a house which DID drip blood, but that's by the by.

This is one of those deliciously creepy but not really very gory old compendiums (or should that be compendia?) by Amicus, the studio which also gave us Dr Terror's House of Horrors, Tales from the Crypt and From Beyond the Grave. It is scripted by Robert Bloch who is best known for writing Psycho, which eventually became the Hitchcock film.

All are present and correct: Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee are excellent as ever. Jon Pertwee provides comic relief but never lets you forget how slick an actor he was. The supporting cast is superb.

Maybe there's something wrong with me, but I'm a sucker for this kind of thing. I wish they'd made more!
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on 11 September 2003
this film is excellant,but rarely seen, although I do have ntsc vhs copies, and can only wait to see what the dvd release is like, although anchor bay rarely diappoint. early 70s compendiums are all good, but this one is the best, especially jon pertwee and ingrid pitts roles. a must for fans of this genre
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on 28 December 2012
bought as a christmas present for my daughter,she had been trying to buy this film for many months,then i came across the amazon site with about half a dozen on, i was so pleased, but not half as pleased as my daughter was on christmas morning .it plays as new
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