Mr. Sardonicus
Mr. Sardonicus (1961)

In this 1961 William Castle film based on Ray Russell's novel Sardonicus, Guy Rolfe stars as the wicked Sardonicus, a wealthy count who wears a mask because his face is frozen in a horrifying death grimace. Ronald Lewis stars as Sir… More

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Rated: Unrated
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DVD Release Date: March 12, 2002
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Critic Score: 33% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

This handsome but occasionally meandering drama admittedly makes creative use of several nasty leeches.

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Dennis Schwartz
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A cheesy gothic horror tale.

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Sean Axmaker

... the make-up is inspired and Oskar Homolka steals the show as the long suffering, whipped-into-submission servant Krull.

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Steve Crum

Gimmicky, but so typical William Castle with schlocky scares.

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Flixster Audience Score: 52% Flixster User Reviews
Bruce Bruce
Another Film from the William Castle Movie collection. Once ago not a scary movie by today's standards, but might have been when made. Story about a doctor… More
Cindy I
William Castle strikes again with this tale of a Baron whose face is frozen into a monstrous toothy smile out of a fear response to seeing the decaying corpse… More
Aj V
Again Castle brings us a gimmicky little horror movie, in this one the audience "votes" for the bad guy's fate in the end, which was pretty… More
Stella Dallas
good campy fun
Tim Salmons
Another clever gimmick film from William Castle, Mr. Sardonicus is very much an audience film. It's not about scaring the audiences with electric shocks… More
Eduardo C
A decidedly less comical film, but boasting an introduction by the director himself (to get us in the mood) and a typically great performance by Vincent Price,… More