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Madhouse (1974)
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05.04.08

Madhouse (1974) Paul Toombes made himself a Hollywood star by playing the role of Dr. Death in a series of successful horror films written by his friend, Herbert Flay. But now, after years in a mental institution following the murder of his fiancee, Ellen - a murder that many, and even he himself, believe he committed - he wants nothing to do with the homicidal character. Herbert, who is writing a new TV series about Dr. Death, persuades him to return to the role. Paul soon regrets the decision when the producer of the series turns out to be the former maker of porn movies in which Ellen starred. Worse, his new female lead is arrogant and incompetent. Meanwhile, he discovers that he is not the only guest in Herbert's home. There's also Faye, his former co-star, who has gone mad after being deformed in a car explosion. But none of this unpleasantness compares to the horror of Dr. Death himself. It seems the character has a will of his own - a will to commit murder.

Movie Tagline:
If Stark Terror Were Ecstasy... living here would be sheer bliss!

Title: Madhouse
Release Date: March , 1974
Runtime: 92 mins
Genre: Crime
All Genres: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Languages: English
Country: UK
Colors: Color
Sound: Mono
IMDB Rating: 5.9
Buried.com Rating: 6.9 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With M

MPAA Rating: PG

Director(s):
Jim Clark

Cast:
Vincent Price ...Paul Toombes
Peter Cushing ...Herbert Flay
Robert Quarry ...Oliver Quayle
Adrienne Corri ...Faye
Linda Hayden ...Elizabeth Peters
Natasha Pyne ...Julia
Barry Dennen ...Blount
Catherine Willmer ...Louise
Ellis Dayle ...Alfred
Jenny Lee Wright ...Carol
John Garrie ...Harper
Ian Thompson ...Bradshaw
Julie Crosthwaite ...Ellen
Peter Halliday ...Psychiatrist
Boris Karloff ...Clip from 'The Raven' (archive footage)
Michael Parkinson ...TV Interviewer
Basil Rathbone ...Clip from 'Tales of Terror' (archive footage)
George Blackler ...George the Make-Up Artist
Robert Cawdron ...CID Inspector
Michael Craze ...Reporter
Earl Rhodes ...Boy Fishing
Christopher Sandford ...Reporter

Producer(s):
Samuel Z. Arkoff
John Dark
Max Rosenberg
Milton Subotsky

Writer(s):
Angus Hall
Ken Levison
Greg Morrison

Composer(s):
Douglas Gamley




More Movie Taglines:
  • If Stark Terror Were Ecstasy... living here would be sheer bliss!
Movie Quote(s):
  • Herbert Flay: But you're dead. You're dead! Paul Toombes: Why did you do it, my friend? You killed Ellen... and all of the others, too. You wanted everybody to think that it was me. Why, Herbert? Why did you want to destroy me? You love Dr. Death.
  • Paul Toombes: Now I must play the final scene, the death of Dr Death!
  • Paul Toombes: Miss Peters, as they say in horror movies, you will come to a bad end.
  • Quayle: I don't make that cheap crap any more. I'm in television now. Paul Toombes: Television? I thought that was a family medium.
  • Quayle: Well, that's Hollywood for you, sweetheart. He's on the make. She's on the take.
Movie Trivia:
  • During the costume party, Robert Quarry is dressed in his outfit from the film "Count Yorga, Vampire" (in which he played the title role).
  • Peter Cushing dresses as Dracula, an in-joke reference: he frequently played Van Helsing in Hammer's Dracula series.
  • During the last scene and over the closing credits, it is Vincent Price whose singing voice we hear.
  • The title has very little to do with the film. There is a brief scene in a mental institution; and we learn in some expository dialogue that the main character spent time there. Otherwise, the "madhouse" of the title is irrelevant.
  • The Dr. Death movie clip played at the beginning of Madhouse is from the end of The Haunted Palace (1963). The voices have been dubbed to fit with Dr. Death.
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