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THE HORRIBLE DOCTOR HICHCOCK
(1962)
see L'Orrible Segreto del Dottore Hichcock

L'HORRIBLE DOCTOR ORLOFF (1961) see Gritos en la Noche

THE HORRIBLE MILL WOMEN (1960) see Mulino delle Donne de Pietra

THE HORRIBLE SEXY VAMPIRE (1970) see El Vampiro de la Autopsia

LA HORRIPLANTE BESTIA HUMANA (1968/Jerand) 82mins. Mexico.
Aka: GOMAR, THE HUMAN GORILLA; NIGHT OF THE BLOODY APES; HORROR Y SEXO; HORROR AND SEX.
Credits: Dir: René Cardona; Prod: G. Calderon Stell (Alfredo Salazar); Sc: René Cardona & René Cardona Jnr.; Ph: Paul Martinez Solares; Ed: Jorge Bustos; Art: Carlos Arjona; Sfx: Javier Torres Torija; Mus: Antonio Diaz Conde.
Cast: José Elias Moreno, Armando Silvestre, Norma Lazareno, Augustus Martinez Solares, Carlos López Moctezuma, Noelia Noel.
Dr. Krauman learns that his son has an incurable blood disease, so he transplants his son's heart with the heart of an ape, but unfortunately this turns the boy into a mutant monster named Gomar with an urge to kill. Krauman attempts to transplant another heart, but that has no effect on his son's condition, leaving the police and the wrestling women to try and capture the creature when they finally track him to a rooftop where he has taken a girl.
A mash of a movie liberally littered with scantily clad wrestling women and bare breasts for no apparent reason. Despite the poor effects and terrible acting the film generates a certain fascination, stealing moments from almost every classic horror film. This is Gomar's final film appearence.

HORROR (1963) see The Blancheville Monster

HORROR! (1963) see Children of the Damned

HORROR AND SEX (1968) see La Horriplante Bestia Humana

HORROR CASTLE (1963) see La Vergine di Norimberga

HORROR CHAMBER OF DOCTOR FAUSTUS (1959) see Les Yeux Sans Visage

HORROR CREATURES OF THE PREHISTORIC PLANET (1970)
see Horror of the Blood Monsters

HORROR HOTEL (1960) see City of the Dead

HORROR HOUSE (1969) see The Haunted House of Horror

HORROR OF DRACULA (1958) see Dracula

HORROR EXPRESS (1972/Scotia International/Granada/Benmar Prod.Ltd.) 90mins. UK/Spain.
Aka: PANICO EN EL TRANSIBERIANO; PANIC ON THE TRANS-SIBERIAN EXPRESS.
Credits: Dir: Eugenio Martin; Prod: Bernard Gordon; Sc: Arnaud d'Usseau & Julian Halevy; Ph: Alejandro Ulloa; Ed: Robert Dearberg; Sfx: Pablo Perez; Art: Ramiro Gomez Guardiana; Mus: John Cacavas. From a story by Eugenio Martin.
Cast: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Telly Savalas, Silvia Tortosa, Julio Pena, Alberto De Mendoza, Jorge Rigaud, Alice Reinheart, Helga Line, Angel Del Pozo.
Many centuries ago an alien lifeforce possessed a prehistoric man and was trapped in the body when the caveman died. In 1905, while exploring the Hangchow province in China, anthropologist Alexander Saxton, (Lee), discovers the fossilised remains of the primitive and packs it up for transportation on the Trans-Siberian express, where another train passenger, Dr. Wells, (Cushing), intends to find out what the package contains by bribing a luggage conductor to take a look. The conductor is later found dead, his eyes completely white and his brain boiled in his skull. Meanwhile the fossil has disappeared and the alien is possessing one passenger after another, attacking each victim and absorbing their memories. The only tell tale sign of possession is the person's glowing red eyes. Despite the intervention of the Cossacks and their captain, (Savalas), the passengers become marauding zombies until the professor and other survivors send part of the train and the alien, now possessing a monk, over a cliff.
A humorous and intelligent horror film, despite some obvious inconsistencies. In one scene the professor takes a sample from an eyeball that preserves the last memory of the host that the creature is using. On its retina is a picture of the Earth as could only have been taken from space. One of the engineers who remarks about space travel is unbelievably knowledgeable for 1905!

THE HORROR OF FRANKENSTEIN (1970/Hammer/EMI.) 95mins. UK.
Credits: Dir. & Prod: Jimmy Sangster; Sc: Jimmy Sangster & Jeremy Burnham; Ph: Moray Grant; Ed: Chris Barnes; Art: Scott MacGregor; Mu: Tom Smith; Mus: Malcolm Williamson.
Cast: Ralph Bates, David Prowse, Kate O'Mara, Graham James, Veronica Carlson, Joan Rice, Jon Finch, Dennis Price, Bernard Archard.
Frankenstein's son, (Bates), successfully constructs a creature, (Powse), that terrorises the townsfolk, only to be accidentally destroyed by a young girl when the police search Frankenstein's house and she knocks acid into the vat in which the creature is hidden.
The creature is portrayed as an unsympathetic thug while the script uncomfortably attempts to mix humour with the usual macabre scenes.
Sequel: FRANKENSTEIN AND THE MONSTER FROM HELL.

THE HORROR OF IT ALL (1963/Lippert/TCF.) 75mins. BW. UK.
Credits: Dir: Terence Fisher; Prod: Robert Lippert; A.Prod: Margia Dean; Sc: Ray Russell; Ph: Arthur Lavis; Ed: Robert Winter; Art. & Mu: Harry White; Mus: Douglas Gamley.
Cast: Pat Boone, Dennis Price, Erica Rogers, Andree Melly, Jack Bligh, Eric Chitty, Valentine Dyall, Archie Duncan, Oswald Lawrence, Jack Robinson.
American salesman Jack, (Boone), falls in love with an English girl named Cynthia, (Rogers), who invites him to meet her relatives at the family home. After a long and difficult journey the couple reach the mansion where Jack meets a mad inventor, a sinister, vampire-like woman called Natilia, (Melly), Reginal, a madman, (Duncan), in the basement and others in the room upstairs.
A strained comic horror tale for which Boone sings the title song. This is probably Fisher's worst film that failed to be released for three years.
Melly portrays a real vampire in Brides of Dracula.

THE HORROR OF PARTY BEACH (1963/Iselin-Tenney/TCF.) 82mins. BW.
Aka: INVASION OF THE ZOMBIES (production title.)
Credits: Dir. & Prod: Del Tenney; Sc. & Ph: Richard L. Hilliard; Ed: Gary Youngman; Art: Bob Verberkmoss; Mus: Bill Holmes. Song: "The Zombie Stomp" by The Del-Aires.
Cast: John Scott, Alice Lyon, Eulabelle Moore, Marilyn Clark, Allen Laurel, Augustin Mayer, Damon Klebroyd, Monroe Wade, Ronny Linares, The Del-Aires, Bob Osborne, Garry Jones, John Becker.
"The first horror musical".
When a canister of radioactive waste splits open beneath the sea little creatures are released that attach themselves to the human skeletons in a sunken ship and reanimate them. They rise from the sea craving blood and attack the teenagers on a Connecticut beach. Scientists eventually discover that sodium can kill the monsters.
Ridiculous looking monsters fit nicely into a ridiculous script with poor actors to accompany them. This is one of the earliest anti-nuclear films, but unfortunately the message fails to come across.
Originally double billed with The Curse of the Living Corpse (1963).
A photographic comic book of the film was adapted by Russ Jones for which artist Wally Wood touched up the photographs and painted bikinis on the nude women.

HORROR OF THE BLOOD MONSTERS (1970/Independant International) 85mins. BW.& Colour. US/Philippines.
Aka: CREATURES OF THE RED PLANET; SPACE MISSION OF THE LOST PLANET; HORROR CREATURES OF THE PREHISTORIC PLANET; VAMPIRE MEN OF THE LOST PLANET; CREATURES OF THE PREHISTORIC PLANET; FLESH CREATURES OF THE RED PLANET.
Credits: Dir. & Prod: Al Adamson; Ex.Prod: Charles McMullen & Zoe Phillips; Sc: Sue McNair; Ph: Vilmos Zsigmond; Sfx: David L. Hewitt.
Cast: John Carradine, Robert Dix, Vicki Volante, Joey Benson, Bruce Powers, Jennifer Bishop. Narrated: Theodore Gottlieb.
Earth is being swept by a plague of vampires from the planet Tubetan where Dr. Rhining, (Carradine), is sent to destroy them, but his expedition is menaced by claw creatures, bat demons and Spectrum "X".
A terribly confused and cheaply made affair edited together from three different films that makes little sense even with Carradine, Dix and Volante added to help link the plot together.
Spectrum "X" was an excuse for the film-maker to explain away the sudden changes from colour scenes to monochrome footage borrowed from the other films including One Million B.C. (1940), Unknown Island (1948) and an obscure Filipino movie.

HORROR OF THE RED PLANET (1965) see The Wizard of Mars

HORROR OF THE STONE WOMEN (1960) see Mulino delle Donne de Pietra

HORROR Y SEXO (1968) see La Horriplante Bestia Humana

THE HORRORS OF SPIDER ISLAND (1959) see Ein Toter Im Netz

HORRORS OF THE BLACK MUSEUM (1959/AIP./Anglo Amalgamated) 82mins. UK. Released May 31st.
Credits: Dir: Arthur Crabtree; Prod: Jack Greenwood; Ex.Prod: Herman Cohen; Sc: Aben Kandel & Herman Cohen; Ph: Desmond Dickinson; Ed: Geoffrey Muller; Art: Wilfred Arnold; Mu: Jack Craig; Mus: Gerard Schurmann; Dance Mus: Ken Jones.
Cast: Michael Gough, June Cunningham, Graham Curnow, Shirley Ann Field, Geoffrey Keen, Gerald Anderson, John Warwick, Beatrice Varley, Austin Trevor, Malou Pantera, Howard Greene, Dorinda Stevens, Stuart Saunders, Maya Koumani, Hilda Barry, Norah Gordon.
An insane journalist, (Gough), injects his assistant, (Curnow), with a drug and hypnotises him to be a killer whose elaborate murders provide good stories for him to submit to the newspaper. One victim is killed by a guillotine built into the headboard of her bed, another in an acid bath and one person dies when two steel spikes spring out of the end of a pair of binoculars.
A tightly directed script filled with nastiness.
American prints include a twelve minute prologue of psychologist Dr. Emile Franchel discussing the effects of hypnotism in an effort to give the film some sorely needed credibility. The publicity cards advertised this added prologue as HypnoVista.

HORRORS OF THE RED PLANET (1965) see The Wizard of Mars

THE HOTEL OF DEATH (1961) see Santo en el Hotel de la Muerte

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES
(1959/Hammer/UA.) 88mins. (7772 feet) UK.
Credits: Dir: Terence Fisher; Prod: Anthony Hinds; Ex.Prod: Michael Carreras; A.Prod: Anthony Nelson Keys; Sc: Peter Bryan; Ph: Jack Asher; Ed: James Needs; Art: Bernard Robinson; Mus: James Bernard. From the story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Cast: Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Andre Morrell, Marla Landi, Miles Malleson, John Le Mesurier, Sam Kydd, Judi Moyers, Helen Goss, Dave Berks, Michael Hawkins, David Oxley, Francis De Wolff, Ian Hewitson, Ewen Solon, Elizabeth Dott, Michael Mulcahy.
Holmes, (Cushing), is called upon to solve a murder apparently commited by a giant hound that roams the moors near the Baskerville estate, but he soon discovers the real culprit behind the Baskerville curse.
A competent, but not a horrific remake which was the first film to show Holmes in colour.
Although slightly stagey, the photography nicely builds up the gloomy atmosphere of the moors and Cushing is well cast as the famous detective.

HOUR OF THE WOLF (1968) see Vargtimmen

THE HOUSE AT THE END OF THE WORLD (1965) see Monster of Terror

THE HOUSE IN THE SQUARE (1951/Twentieth Century Fox) 91mins. UK.
Aka: I'LL NEVER FORGET YOU (US). Originally titled: BERKELEY SQUARE.
Credits: Dir: Roy Ward Baker; Prod: Sol C. Siegel; Sc: Ranald MacDougall; Ph: Georges Perinal; Art: C.P. Norman; Mus: William Alwyn.
Cast: Tyrone Power, Ann Blyth, Michael Rennie, Beatrice Campbell, Dennis Price, Raymond Huntley, Irene Brown, Robert Atkins.
A bored American scientist, (Power), living in London travels back in time, becoming his two hundred year old ancestor and falls in love.
Despite the slow beginning, this is an effective remake of BERKELEY SQUARE.
Begins in black and white and then switches to colour.

THE HOUSE IN THE WOODS (1957/Edict/Film Storytellers) UK.
Credits: Dir. & Sc: Maxwell Munden.
Cast: Patricia Roc, Michael Gough, Ronald Howard.
The spirit of a murdered woman returns from the grave to seek revenge.

THE HOUSE OF DARK SHADOWS (1970/MGM.) 97mins. US.
Credits: Dir. & Prod: Dan Curtis; A.Prod: Trevor Williams; Sc: Sam Hall & Gordon Russell; Ph: Arthur Ornitz; Ed: Arline Garson; Des: Trevor Williams; Mu.Fx: Dick Smith & Robert Layden; Mus: Robert Cobert.
Cast: Johnathan Frid, Grayson Hall, Kathryn Leigh Scott, Roger Davis, Joan Bennett, John Karlen, Thayer David, Louis Edmonds, Nancy Barrett, Donald Brice, John Karlen.
Eighteenth century vampire Barnabas Collins, (Frid), returns to his family home in contemporary Maine when he is accidentally revived by Willie Loomis, (Karlen), and vampirises some of his descendants while trying to look for a cure so that he can marry a young woman, (Scott). However, when he finally finds a cure, the medicine causes him to become his true age of 175 and he is shot through the heart with a crossbow.
Due to the popularity of the 60's American television soap opera, "Dark Shadows" (1966-71), Curtis transferred the story to the big screen with two feature films. This first feature retained most of the television cast, but despite a few shudders and good camerawork the film suffered from a low budget and a rushed shooting schedule.
Dick Smith later used the same aging techniques for Dustin Hoffman in THE LITTLE BIG MAN.
Sequel: NIGHT OF DARK SHADOWS.

HOUSE OF EVIL (1968) see Macabre Serenade

THE HOUSE OF FRIGHT (1960) see Maschera del Demonio

HOUSE OF FRIGHT (1960) see The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll

HOUSE OF MYSTERY (1960/ Anglo Amalgamated/ Independent Artists) 56mins. BW. UK.
Credits: Dir. & Sc: Vernon Sewell, Prod: Julian Wintle & Leslie Parkyn; Ph: Ernest Steward; Ed: John Trumper; Des: Jack Shampan; Mus: Stanley Black.
Cast: Jane Hylton, Peter Dyneley, Nanette Newman, Colin Gordon, Maurice Kaufmann, John Merivale, Ronald Hines, Colette Wilde.
A young couple about to buy an under priced house listen to a macabre story concerning the previous owners from a woman who mentions that they had a mysterious force eminating from their television screen. The new couple experience psychic phenomena and strange materializations.
An effective B-movie with just the right amount of creepiness.

HOUSE OF TERROR (1959-1965) see La Casa del Terror

THE HOUSE OF THE BLACK DEATH (1965/Tauius) 73mins. BW. US.
Aka: BLOOD OF THE MAN-DEVIL; NIGHT OF THE BEAST; THE WIDDERBURN TERROR.
Credits: Dir: Harold Daniels & Reginald De Borg; Prod: William White & Richard Shotwell; Ex.Prod: Eldon C. Tollett;Sc: Richard Mahoney, Ph: Murray De Atley.
Cast: John Carradine, Lon Chaney Jnr., Andrea King, Tom Drake, Dolores Faith, Sabrina, Jerome Thor, Sherwood Keith, Catherine Petty, George Andre, Kathrin Victor, Margaret Shinn.
A devil cult led by Belial, (Chaney), desires the De Sade family's black magic powers that are denied them by Henri De Sade, (Carradine). Meanwhile, Valerie De Sade summons two doctors to try and help her brother Paul De Sade overcome the curse of lycanthropy. Henri has to vanquish Belial and his followers and save Valerie from their power so he confronts Belial, causes him to explode and then sends himself to hell.
Despite the presence of the two stars, this awful film never puts both of them in the same shot suggesting that they filmed their scenes at different times. A terrible script just adds to the confusion and inconsistencies, while some pointless dance sequences seem to imply devil worship.
Never released until 1975 when it was sold straight to television.

HOUSE OF THE DAMNED (1963/TCF.) 62mins. BW. US.
Credits: Dir. & Prod: Maury Dexter; Sc: Harry Spalding; Ph: John Nickolaus Jnr.; Mus: Henry Vars.
Cast: Ronald Foster, Merry Anders, Richard Crane, Erika Peters, Richard Keil.
Circus freaks who live in the secret chambers of a large old house like to give people the impression that the house is haunted so that they will be left alone. A surveyor, (Foster), arrives at the mansion and the freaks try to scare him away.
Atmospherically produced by the same man who directed The Day Mars Invaded Earth.

THE HOUSE OF USHER (1960/AIP./Alta Vista) 85mins. US.
Aka: THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER (UK).
Credits: Dir. & Prod: Roger Corman; Ex.Prod: James H. Nicholson; Sc: Richard Matheson; Ph: Floyd Crosby; Ed: Anthony Carras; Art: Daniel Haller; Sfx: Ray Mercer & Pat Dinga; Mu: Fred Phillips; Paintings: Burt Schoenberg; Mus: Les Baxter.
From the story by Edgar Allan Poe.
Cast: Vincent Price, Mark Damon, Myrna Fahey, Harry Ellerbe, Bill Borzage, Mike Jordan, Nadajan, Ruth Oklander, George Paul, Philip Sylvestre, David Andar, Eleanor Le Faber, Geraldine Paulette, John Zimeas.
Philip, (Damon), travels to the isolated house of the Ushers to see Madeline, (Fahey), who he met while at school and meets her brother Roderick, (Price), who tells him that the Ushers suffer from a terrible curse that prevents them from ever leaving the house. Despite several mysterious attempts on his life, Philip stubbornly remains, but one morning he discovers that Madeline has died and that Roderick has already buried her. Later, Roderick begins to hear Madeline's tormented cries of insanity inside her crypt believing that he might have buried her alive and becomes completely insane when he finds that Madeline has broken from her tomb to confront him. Roderick fights with her apparition while the whole house crumbles around them and Philip makes his escape to watch on in disbelief.
Matheson's script, although leagues away from Poe's concept, manages to maintain the spirit of the classic tale while Crosby's proficient lensing adds nicely to the mouldy gloom.
Corman's first successful film that sparked a career of cheap and quickly made projects for AIP. This was filmed in only 15 days and cost $200 thousand.

HOUSE OF WAX (1953/Warner) 88mins. 3-D. US.
Credits: Dir: André De Toth; Prod: Bryan Foy; Sc: Crane Wilbur; Ph: Bert Glennon & Peverell Marley; Ed: Rudi Fehr; Art: Stanley Fleischer; Sets: Lyle B. Reifsnider; Mu: Gordon Bau; 3-D Supervisor: M.L. Gunzburg; 3-D Consultant: Lothrop Worth; Mus: David Buttolph. From a story by Charles Belden.
Cast: Vincent Price, Frank Lovejoy, Phyllis Kirk, Carolyn Jones, Paul Picerni, Roy Roberts, Angela Clarke, Paul Cavanagh, Dabbs Greer, Charles Buchinski (Bronson), Reggie Rymal, Philip Tonge, Ned Young.
"The most astounding motion picture since motion pictures began! Man turned monster stalking show world beauties! The Ultimate dimension in terror!"
Professor Henry Jarrod's, (Price), greedy partner wants to claim the insurance on their failing waxwork museum and promptly sets the place alight injuring Jarrod and possibly burning him alive. Months later a series of mysterious murders occur in the area near a new wax museum, but the bodies are never found. Visiting the museum, Sue Allen, (Kirk), recognises the Joan of Arc display as Cathy Gray, (Jones), one of her missing friends and approaches the crippled proprieter who secretly wants Sue's corpse to display as Marie Antoinette. Sue has to fight for her life, but as she pounds her fists on Jarrod's face, it crumbles away to reveal the horribly scarred tissues underneath his wax mask. The police arrive and Jarrod perishes in a vat of boiling wax.
A polished remake of The Mystery of the Wax Museum (1932) that emerged as one of the best 3-D films of the decade. Price performs his part deliciously while a young Charles Bronson can be spotted as Jarrod's mute assistant.
André De Toth had only one eye which gave him no three dimensional sense whatsoever.
For promotional purposes Price replaced his wax image at Buena Park wax museum and squirted visitors with water from his syringe. He also paid an unscheduled visit to a movie theatre featuring the HOUSE OF WAX and sat behind two women who almost fainted when he asked them if they enjoyed the film.

THE HOUSE ON BARE MOUNTAIN (1962/Olympic) US.
Credits: Dir: (R.) Lee Frost; Prod: Bob Creese, David Andrew & Wendon Bishop; Sc: Denver Scott.
Cast: Jeffrey Smithers, Bob Creese, Warren Ames, Laura Eden, Angela Webster, Ann Meyers, Hugh Cannon.
"20 terrified teen lovelies tastefully unattired!"
Granny Good's School for Good Girls is established by a bootlegger, (Creese), dressed in drag and an assistant who suffers from lycanthropy. Frankenstein's monster, (Ames), and Dracula, (Smithers), make an appearance at the school dance.
A nudie film complete with nude art classes, sunbathing and naked jogging invaded by monsters, all on a budget of $72,000 making it one of the most expensive adult films of all time.

HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL (1958/Allied Artists/Castle) 75mins. BW. US.
Credits: Dir. & Prod: William Castle; Ass.Prod. & Sc: Robb White; Ph: Carl E. Guthrie; Ed: Roy Livingston; Art: David Milton; Sfx: Herman Townsley; Mu: Jack Dusick; Theme tune: Richard Kayne & Richard Loring; Mus: Von Dexter.
Cast: Vincent Price, Carol Ohmart, Richard Long, Alan Marshall, Carolyn Craig, Elisha Cook Jnr., Julie Mitchum, Leona Anderson, Howard Hoffman.
Frederick Loren, (Price), hires a creepy old house with a haunted reputation for a party to which heinvites five guests and offers anyone who can stay the night $10,000 which they can collect in the morning.Loren tries every trick he can think of to scare the wits out of his guests.
A well produced film with just the right amount of black humour amid the ghostly screams.
Castle, who has a reputation for gimmicks, paid cinemas to enact what he termed "Emergo". During the film's performance a plastic skeleton would appear from a corner of the cinema and dangle over the audience when Price turned a handle on screen. The prototype that Castle demonstrated to Allied Artists executives weighed 15 pounds and broke the wire, hitting one of them on the head. Castle redesigned the device and opted for the more practical inflatable skeleton.

THE HOUSE ON MARSH ROAD (1959) see Invisible Creature

THE HOUSE THAT DRIPPED BLOOD (1970/Amicus/Cinerama) 102mins. UK.
Credits: Dir: Peter Duffell; Prod: Max J. Rosenberg & Milton Subotsky; Sc: Robert Bloch; Ph: Robert Parslow; Ed: Peter Tanner; Art: Tony Curtis; Mu: Harry Frampton & Peter Frampton; Mus: Michael Dress. From the stories "Method For Murder", "Waxworks", "Sweets To The Sweet" and "The Cloak" by Robert Bloch.
Cast: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Ingrid Pitt, Jon Pertwee, Chloe Franks, John Bennett, Joss Ackland, Geoffrey Bayldon, John Bryans, John Malcolm, Denholm Elliott, Joanna Dunham, Richard Coe, Tom Adams, Wolfe Morris, Robert Lang, Nyree Dawn Porter.
"Terror waits for you in every room."
Four stories follow the investigations of a detective into the disappearance of vampire actor Paul Henderson, (Pertwee), who was the last occupant of an old house.
"Method For Murder".
A writer, (Elliott), rents the creepy house to work on his latest creation, a story about a maniacal murderer. The character seems to come to life and attack him and his wife driving the writer to insanity until it is revealed that his wife's lover is dressing up as the character to try and kill him. The lover so enjoys playing the demented strangler that he then strangles the wife.
"Waxworks".
A man, (Cushing), seeking solitude moves into the same house and visits a nearby waxwork museum where he sees a waxwork of Salome with the likeness of someone he feels he used to know. An old friend arrives and becomes equally obsessed with the waxwork, but as their suspicions grow the museum's proprieter attacks them and the man's head becomes part of the display.
"Sweets To The Sweet".
Jane, (Franks), is a sweet little girl whose father, (Lee), forbids her to play with any dolls, or go to school. When he hires a governess to tutor Jane she starts to question the father's behavior until he explains that the child's mother was a witch and the girl has inherited her power. The girl finally throws a wax effigy of her father into the fire while he dies in agony upstairs.
"The Cloak".
Continuing with his investigation of the horror film actor's disappearance the detective discovers that the actor purchased a mysterious cape in preperation for a role as a vampire, but the cloak transformed him into a real bloodsucker. The detective goes to the house and falls victim to the fiend.
A well made anthology that excells itself in the first and last stories.

THE HOUSE THAT SCREAMED (1969) see La Residencia

THE HOUSE THAT WOULDN'T DIE (1970/Aaron Spelling/Paramount) 90mins. TVM.
Credits: Dir: John Llewellyn Moxey; Prod: Aaron Spelling; Ex.Prod: Norman Henry; A.Prod: Steve Kibler; Sc: Henry Farrell; Ph: Fleet Southcott; Ed: Art Seid; Art: Tracy Bousman; Mus: Laurence Rosenthal. From "Annie Come Home" by Barbara Michaels (Barbara G. Mertz).
Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, Richard Egan, Michael Anderson Jr., Katherine Winn, Doreen Lang, Mabel Albertson.
When Aunt Petunia, (Stanwyck), inherits an old house in Pennsylvania Amish country she discovers that it is haunted and must face witchcraft, black magic, and ghosts.
A standard haunted house tale enlivened by Stanwyck's first television film performance.

HOW AWFUL ABOUT ALLAN (1970) 72mins. TVM. US.
Credits: Dir: Curtis Harrington; Prod: George Edwards; Sc: Henry Farrell. From a novel by Henry Farrell.
Cast: Anthony Perkins, Julie Harris, Joan Hackett, Kent Smith, Robert H. Harris.
A guilt ridden semi-blind mental patient, (Perkins), is released from the asylum and goes to live with his psychotic sister, (Harris), who torments him because he killed their father in a fire.
A disappointing film for which Farrell re-uses the plot from his book Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? with only slight character changes.

HOW TO MAKE A MONSTER (1958/AIP.) 75mins. BW. (with an 18 minute colour sequence) US.
Credits: Dir: Herbert L. Strock; Prod: Herman Cohen; Ex.Prod: Samuel Z. Arkoff & James H. Nocholson; Sc: Kenneth Langtry & Herman Cohen; Ph: Maury Gertsman; Ed: Jerry Young; Art: Les Thomas; Mu: Philip Scheer; Mu.Fx: Philip Scheer; Mus: Paul Dunlap.
Cast: Robert H. Harris, Walter Reed, Gary Clarke, Paul Brinegar, Gary Conway, Malcolm Atterbury, Dennis Cross, Morris Ankrum, Paul Maxwell, Eddie Marr, Heather Ames, Rod Dana, Robert Shayne, Jacqueline Ebeier, Thomas B. Henry, Voltaire Perkins, Herman Cohen, John Ashley.
"It will scare the living yell out of you!"
Threatened with the loss of his job after twenty five years as a horror studio's make up artist, Peter Drummond, (Harris), embarks on a scheme to murder the studio executives who want to change their film output to musicals. During his last assignment on the film "Werewolf Meets Frankenstein", Drummond creates a drugged form of makeup that when placed on the actors portraying the teenage Werewolf and the teenage Frankenstein causes them to become killers. Drummond is eventually killed by his creations when he threatens to have them stuffed and mounted.
AIP. utilises it's monsters including the She Creature, and many of the props from their early horror films.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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LA HUELLA MACABRA
(1962/Priego/Mohme) BW. Mexico.
Credits: Dir: Alfredo B. Crevenna.
Cast: Guillermo Murray, Rosa Carmina, Carman Molina, Jamie Fernandez, Elsa Cardenas, José Luis Jimenez.
Features vampire children.

THE HUMAN DUPLICATORS (1964/Allied Artists/Woolner) 82mins. US.
Aka: SPAZIALE K.I.
Credits: Dir: Hugo Grimaldi; Prod: Hugo Grimaldi & Arthur C. Pierce; Sc: Arthur C. Pierce; Mu: John Chambers.
Cast: George Nader, Barbara Nichols, George MacReady, Dolores Faith, Hugh Beaumont, Richard Arlen, Richard Kiel.
Kolos, (Kiel), a giant alien humanoid, is sent to conquer planet Earth by duplicating humans with androids and attempt to infiltrate the government, but the plan fails when Kolos falls in love with a blind woman.
Due to the limitations of the low budget some good ideas are never fully explored.

THE HUMAN VAPOUR (1960) see Gas Ningen Daiichigo

THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME (1953) see Badshah Dampati

THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME (1956) see Notre Dame de Paris

THE HUNCHBACK OF SOHO (1966) see Bucklige von Soho

100 CRIES OF TERROR (1964)
Cast: George Martinez, Joaquin Cordero.
A man is locked in a crypt with a dead woman who has apparently returned to life.

HURRICANE ISLAND (1951/Columbia/Katzman) 71mins. US.
Credits: Dir: Lew Landers; Prod: Sam Katzman; Sc: David Matthews; Ph: Lester White.
Cast: Jon Hall, Edgar Barrier, Marie Windsor, Marc Lawrence.
Spaniards colonising Florida discover a fountain of youth and encounter evil spirits.
Watchable adventure hokum for Saturday mornings.

HUSH HUSH SWEET CHARLOTTE (1964/TCF./Associates & Aldrich Co.) 134mins. BW. US.
Credits: Dir. & Prod: Robert Aldrich; A.Prod: Walter Blake; Sc: Henry Farrell & Lukas Heller; Ph: Joseph Biroc; Ed: Michael Luciano; Art: William Glasgow; Choreography: Alex Ruiz; Costumes: Norma Koch; Mus: Frank De Vol. Song: "Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte" by De Vol, Lyrics: Mack David. From a story by Henry Farrell.
Cast: Bette Davis, Olivia De Havilland, Joseph Cotten, Agnes Moorehead, Cecil Kellaway, Victor Buono, Wesley Addy, Mary Astor, William Campbell, Bruce Dern, Frank Ferguson, George Kennedy, Dave Willock, John Megna, Percy Helton, Kelly Flynn, Michael Petit, Alida Aldrich, William Aldrich, Ellen Corby.
Charlotte, (Davis), an aging Southern belle, has lived as a recluse for thirty seven years in her Louisiana plantation mansion because she is convinced that she hacked her fiancee, (Dern), to death with an axe. However, events take a turn that cause her to start believing that she was not the murderer, discovering for all these years that her cousin, (De Havilland), and her doctor, (Cotten), have kept the real killer's identity a secret allowing Charlotte to believe she is insane.
A moody and atmospheric tale with superb performances from the cast. Aldrich cashed in on the success of Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? and created and even better thriller. He also cast Crawford, but she became ill and was replaced by De Havilland.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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HYPNOSIS
(1963) see Nur Tote Zuegen Schweigen

THE HYPNOTIC EYE (1960/Allied Artists) 79mins. BW. US.
Aka: THE TORTURER.
Credits: Dir: George Blair; Prod: Charles B. Bloch; Sc: Gitta Woodfield & William Read Woodfield; Ph: Arch Dalzell; Mus: Marlin Skiles.
Cast: Jacques Bergerac, Merry Anders, Marcia Henderson, Allison Hayes, Carol Thurston, Fred Demara, Ed Nord.
A demented hypnotist called The Great Desmond, (Bergerac), mesmerizes women and then makes them mutilate themselves. One girl washes her face in acid, another dries her hair over a lit gas stove and another takes a scalding hot shower.
A misogynist's paradise with oodles of schlock and hypnotic mumbo jumbo to please all bad movie fans. The gimmick "Hypnomagic" showed The Great Desmond in full close-up trying to mesmerise the audience when the on-screen audience merges with the live one.
"Hypnotic Eye" balloons were given to cinema patrons at the box office.

THE HYPNOTIST (1957/Merton Park) 88mins. BW. UK.
Aka: SCOTLAND YARD DRAGNET (US).
Credits: Dir. & Sc: Montgomery Tully; Prod: Alec Snowdon; Ph: Philip Grindod; Ed: Geoffrey Miller; Art: Wilfred Arnold; Mus: Trevor Duncan. Based on the play "The Hypnotist" by Falkland Cary.
Cast: Roland Culver, Patricia Roc, Paul Carpenter, William Hartnell, Kay Callard, Ellen Pollock, Gordon Needham, Martin Wyldeck, Oliver Johnston.
A psychiatrist attempts to hypnotise a patient to kill the psychiatrist's wife.

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HYSTERIA
(1964/Hammer/MGM.) 85mins. BW. UK.
Credits: Dir: Freddie Francis; Prod. & Sc: Jimmy Sangster; Ph: John Wilcox; Ed: James Needs; Des: Edward Carrick; Mus: Don Banks.
Cast: Robert Webber, Lelia Goldini, Anthony Newlands, Jennifer Jayne, Maurice Denham, Peter Woodthorpe, Sue Lloyd, Kiwi Kingston.
An amnesiac victim, (Webber), suffering hallucinations that include a dead woman in his bathtub, hires a detective, (Denham), to find out who he is and who is mysteriously paying for his psychiatrist bills and the penthouse apartment he lives in. Surprisingly the amnesiac discovers that a doctor is accusing him of murdering the doctor's wife. What the real murderer does not realise that the amnesiac patient has regained his memory.
The third and the worst of the Sangster/Francis psycho terror series, being much too slow going and predictable to hold interest.

 

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