Souvenirs Of Terror

fiendish film & TV show tie-ins

John Burke – Dr. Terror’s House Of Horrors

Posted by demonik on July 27, 2007

John Burke – Dr. Terror’s House Of Horrors (Pan, 1965)

Entertaining and faithful novelisation of the all-star Amicus anthology. Weird casting saw D.J. Alan “Fluff” Freeman terrified by his hostile plants (“Creeping Vine”) and Roy “Record-breakers” Castle as a terrifying trumpet player in a jazz band (“Voodoo”). The Cush is on top form as the tarot-dealing personification of Death. Other stories are “Vampire”, “Werewolf” and “Disembodied Hand”. Nice to see that critic Franklin Marsh (Christopher Lee) comes to a sticky end.

To die for cover, too.

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