Robert Bloch – Torture Garden
Posted by demonik on August 15, 2007
Robert Bloch – Torture Garden (Four Square/ NEL, 1967)
Amicus dramatised a lot of Bloch’s work. All the stories in Torture Garden and Asylum are adaptions of his stories, as is The Skull and everything in The House that Dripped Blood. The Torture Garden tie -in proudly boasts on the (terrific!) cover “The story on which the Columbia film is based”, referring to the opener, Enoch. Of course, this is a bit of a cheek, as the film was also based on Terror Over Hollywood, The Man Who Collected Poe and Mr. Steinway too, but none of them make the book.
What you get is:
The Strange Flight Of Richard Clayton
The Opener Of The Way
Return To The Sabbath
The Mandarin’s Canaries
The Shambler From The Stars
The Secret Of Sebek
For the record, these are the stories that became the basis of Mr. Subotsky’s movies:
Torture Garden has Enoch, Terror Over Hollywood, Mr. Steinway and The Man Who Collected Poe.
The House That Dripped Blood has Method For Murder, Waxworks, Sweets To The Sweet and The Cloak.
Asylum has Frozen Fear, The Weird Tailor, Lucy Comes To Stay and Mannikins Of Horror
And The Skull is a feature-film based on his short The Skull of the Marquis de Sade.