The House That Dripped Blood
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The House That Dripped Blood
This anthology picture about a bad-luck mansion is a thriller with four episodes--all framed by a police investigation. A review of the files of the local policeman (John Bennett) shows that everyone who has owned the mansion has died in a horrible fashion. In the first episode, "Method for Murder," the obsessions of a mystery writer (Denholm Elliott) provide his wife with an opportunity to do him in. In the second, "Waxworks," Peter Cushing is the unhappy recipient of the attentions of a jealous husband. The third, "Sweets to the Sweet," has Christopher Lee fall… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 78%

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"Three of the episodes are rough-and-ready but vigorous Grand Guignol fun."
‑ Tom Milne, Time Out
"There are other, much better Amicus anthology films out there..."
‑ Stefan Birgir Stefansson,
"One of the best of the Amicus portmanteau films, this relies on Robert Bloch's superior scripting abilities to fashion a chilling atmosphere of terror that has dated extremely well."
‑ , Film4
"The latter two stories, though necessarily too short and too schematic, generate some interest, and humor, and even a bit of characterization."
‑ Roger Greenspun, New York Times
"Skillfully written by Bloch and boasting an excellent cast, this omnibus is a bit better than most and was the feature debut of television director Peter Duffell, who wound up returning to small-screen work."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Cushing, Lee, and Pitt's dirty-pillows are memorable as always, but only the Lee section fully coheres"
‑ Bill Chambers, Film Freak Central
"The first thing that should be noted about The House That Dripped Blood is that no blood is dripped. Knowing this will perhaps save disappointment along the way."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Narrando quatro pequenas histórias, é um filme irregular cujo apelo se mantém graças ao ótimo calibre de seu elenco."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
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