"Scotland's Yard's search for a missing
film star leads them to a haunted house, which serves as the
framework for this sharp British anthology of four horror
tales starring icons Peter Cushing,
Lee, and Ingrid Pitt.
In the four stories, a writer's murderous creation comes to
life, a wax figure causes a fatal argument between two men,
a young girl develops an intense and unhealthy interest in
witchcraft, and a film actor finds a cape that helps him get
a little too immersed in his role as a vampire. "
- from Video
This is another Amicus anthology release
starring two of the greatest horror actors of all time: Christopher
Lee and Peter Cushing.
The first short story with the strangler was a pretty good
one. It actually had a few spooky moments, and a nice twist
that I didn't really see coming, even though it seemed pretty
obvious afterwards. The acting was also very good. The second
story starring Cushing was in my opinion the weakest one of
the four. That's not due to the acting from Cushing, which
was nice. It just didn't create the same kind of spooky atmosphere
as the others. Don't get me wrong though, it's not bad. The
third story starring Lee is my favourite of the four. The
acting performance is good, both from Lee and the girl playing
his daughter. Whats great about this one though is the story
and the nice atmosphere. Especially the final scene was perfectly
done. The fourth story included some nice comedy. Especially
look out for the little joke aimed at Christopher Lee's acting.
There are several other nice jokes aimed at the horror genre
that we all love so much. The comedy doesn't ruin the horror
in any way though. The four short stories get nicely wrapped
up in the end. All in all, this was a great classic horror
with some truly memorable moments. Well worth seeing if these
movies are to your taste!
Want more info on this movie?:
Buy "The House That Dripped Blood"
Or you could buy it through Ancor Bay
UK's "The Amicus Collection: 5 Discs - Limited Edition"
(much cheaper I might add) at: Play