Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors

Date: 1965
Director: Freddie Francis
Production Company: Amicus Productions

Stars: Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Max Adrian, Ann Bell, Peter Madden, Donald Sutherland, Roy Castle
Location(s): London, Surrey

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Storyline:

The destinies of five men on a train journey are revealed by the mysterious Doctor Schreck as he reads his Tarot cards.

Additional Information:

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Also known as ‘Die Todeskarten des Dr. Schreck’ (German Title)

 

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At London’s Paddington station Jim Dawson, Bill Rogers, Franklyn Marsh, Biff Bailey and Dr. Bob Carroll seat themselves in the same compartment of the express train to Bradley. The station stands on Praed Street in W2.

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Platform 1 at Paddington station, also seen in ‘The Last Journey’, 'The White Bus', 'Fool's Gold: The Story of the Brink's-Mat Robbery’ and many more.

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The train departs soon after the Dr. Schreck takes the last seat in the compartment. More of Paddington's platform 1.

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On the journey Dr. Schreck tells each of the men’s fortunes. Recognise this? A stock shot that was also used in ‘From Russia with Love’. But where is it?

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The third part of the anthology sees jazz musician Biff Bailey (Roy Castle) almost run down by a car as he runs from an unseen force. On set at Shepperton Studios.

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Biff continues to flee through the darkened streets as the wind begins to rise. More of the studio set which was also used in other Shepperton productions.

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In the fourth segment, eminent painter Eric Landor (Michael Gough) looks though the window after leaving his art gallery before being run down by critic Franklyn Marsh.

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After disposing of Landor’s disembodied hand in the river, Franklyn Marsh (Christopher Lee) returns to his car. This bridge crosses the River Ash at Shepperton Studios in Littleton, Surrey.

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Marsh gets into his Rover 75. The bridge was seen in ‘Daleks – Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D.’ and 'Monster of Terror'.

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At the end of their journey, Jim Dawson (Neil McCallum), Bill Rogers (Alan Freeman), Franklyn Marsh, Biff Bailey and Dr. Bob Carroll (Donald Sutherland) alight an an eerie station, deserted except for the cloaked figure of Dr. Schreck. Another studio set included to show more of the cast.

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