Saturday, March 25, 2006


"Welcome to the club!"

A fantastic late night Amicus production starring the always capable Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee and Ingrid Pitt. Actually everyone in the cast is great in particular Chloe Franks as Jane, the pretty little girl who is forbidden to have friends or dolls. Also great are Nyree Dawn Porter as Ann, Jane's live-in teacher and Geoffrey Bayldon as Theo von Hartmann the antique shop proprietor. The story surrounds a beautiful old house out in the English countryside and all of its previously doomed tenants. Each of their stories is told (in four parts) by the home's realtor to an inquiring detective. The last story stars Ingrid Pitt who has some great dialogue and is quite funny in the role. All of this culminates into a climax involving the detective and the last tenant. The House that Dripped Blood with its avant-garde score is but one of many great 70's horror classics.


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