The House That Dripped Blood
The House That Dripped Blood (1971)

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… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: March 31, 1971
DVD Release Date: October 28, 2003
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Critic Score: 78% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Tom Milne
Time Out

Three of the episodes are rough-and-ready but vigorous Grand Guignol fun.

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Stefan Birgir Stefansson

There are other, much better Amicus anthology films out there...


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.

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Roger Greenspun
New York Times

The latter two stories, though necessarily too short and too schematic, generate some interest, and humor, and even a bit of characterization.

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TV Guide

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.

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Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central

Cushing, Lee, and Pitt's dirty-pillows are memorable as always, but only the Lee section fully coheres

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

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.

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Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

Narrando quatro pequenas histórias, é um filme irregular cujo apelo se mantém graças ao ótimo calibre de seu elenco.

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Flixster Audience Score: 58% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
The House That Dripped Blood is a near flawless horror anthology that has a great sense of atmosphere which carries on through each story. The film succeeds on… More
Walter M.
While investigating the disappearance of actor Paul Henderson(Jon Pertwee), the police take the time to consider the strange cases of the three men who were the… More
Aj V
A pretty good anthology horror film with good actors and interesting stories, I especially liked the vampire one. Some stories are better than others, but… More
Danny Rovira
An engaging series of four British vignettes set in an appropriately eerie estate centering on the line of consecutive owners. The first yarn involves a hack… More
David Ladd
Amicus made close to a good half dozen of these horror anthologies in the 70's, and this, from leading horror scribe Robert Bloch, is one of their best… More
David Sayers
I'm a sucker for these Amicus portmanteau films and this is one the good ones. The stories with Elliot and Cushing are chilling and the Pertree vampire one… More